20 cents of every dollar (20%) raised by non-profit organizations goes towards fundraising expenses (U.S. national average). DVN streamlines fundraising to make this effort much more cost-efficient for the community overall. Only 3.5% of funds raised by credit card will go towards processing fees ($0.50 for ACH transactions and $0 for check payments). These funds are NOT retained by DVN – they are used to cover 3rd party payment processing fees and not cover DVN administrative costs.
Dasvandh Network is able to pass through 96.5% - 100% (depending on method of payment) of funds raised because of donations made to DVN by strategic supporters and through optional tips in the donation process.
We also strive to make fundraising more accessible for Sikh projects, so organizers can focus on delivering valuable services and programs.