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Set up your nonprofit organization with Square

You can use Square as a nonprofit organization to process donation payments and collect donor information.

Sign up

To start accepting donation payments, create a Square account online or directly from your mobile device by downloading the Square Point of Sale app.

We are required by bank regulations and federal law to ask for the Social Security Number (SSN), date of birth, and full name for each account holder. Even if you plan on using our services for your organization, we need that information to ensure the account holder is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. There isn’t a way to create a Square account without providing a valid SSN. You can also add your Employment Identification Number (EIN) upon signup, but it isn't required.

Learn more about the required information for signing up with Square.

Bank account details

You can link a bank account to Square from your online Square Dashboard or Square Point of Sale app. To start, learn more about linking your bank account. If you run into any issues linking your bank account, read about bank account troubleshooting steps.


Discover a full breakdown of Square's fees and pricing.

Collect donations online

With Square Online, you can use the donation item type to accept donations on your website. Donation items are fully customizable and you can easily feature them on your homepage to raise awareness for your cause. Learn how to sell non-physical items (like donations) with Square Online for details.

Capture donor information

You can collect customer information right from the transaction screen of the Square Point of Sale app, as well as your Square Online website. Any details collected this way will be available in your Customer Directory so you can follow up with your donors and supporters at a later time. Learn how to get started with Square Customer Directory for details.

To track donations and view payment details, visit Transactions in your Square Dashboard.

Enable staff to collect donations

Team members can accept donations on your behalf by simply logging in to the Square Point of Sale app from their device using the email address and password associated with their account. Ensure your team members have the right permissions set up to accept donations. Learn how to set up custom permission sets for details.

Disclaimer: Please note that this guidance is general in nature and does not constitute legal, tax, or any other type of professional advice. If you are unsure about your entity type or where to find the relevant information, we suggest that you consult with a professional.