How do I set up WePay?

WePay is the default payment processor for fundraisers based in the U.S. or Canada. Fundraisers based internationally must select PayPal as their payment processor. 

You'll be eligible to set up a WePay account through YouCaring if you have a valid U.S. Social Security Number and U.S. Bank account, or if you have a valid Canadian GST/HST number and Canadian bank account. 

WePay requires that the stated beneficiary of a fundraiser or a close family member manage the funds directly. If you choose WePay as your payment processor, you’ll be able to select to manage the funds yourself if the fundraiser is for you, or have your beneficiary receive the donations directly.

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After you've set up a fundraiser with YouCaring, WePay will send you, or your beneficiary a confirmation email with instructions for completing the account set up and linking a bank account. We recommend that you follow the prompts in your WePay setup email as soon as possible. 

Don't see the WePay confirmation email? Be sure to check your spam folders in case it went there. If you still don't see it, contact us at by using the "Submit a request" option at the bottom of this article or live chatting with a representative. 

For more information on why we recommend using WePay for American and Canadian fundraisers, please see the following article:

Why does YouCaring recommend WePay?

If you have an existing fundraiser using PayPal and wish to switch to WePay, please contact us using the "Submit a request" option below.