"Democracy Engine is a bellwether for politics. The need is there, the organizations are there, the people are there. This is the kind of fundraising innovation the Left has been waiting for."

- Lara Bergthold, Chair of the Board of Directors, People For the American Way

"What I find most compelling about Democracy Engine is that my customers don’t need a merchant account. They can be up and running with little hassle in just a few hours. And, as a developer, the API is much easier to work with than traditional gateways like Authorize.net. I highly recommend Democracy Engine to all my US-based customers."

- Jim Gilliam, Founder and CEO, NationBulder.com

"What makes Democracy Engine such a powerful tool is its flexibility. Each time we came up with a new way we wanted to fundraise for our candidates, we discovered that the platform could accommodate our needs -- it really could go with us. … The power and simplicity of this platform allowed us to engage our existing members, significantly grow our list, and dramatically multiply our technology investment into serious hard dollars for our endorsed candidates."

- Ilana Goldman, President, Women’s Campaign Forum (2005-2009)

"In the 2008 cycle, HRC PAC started using Democracy Engine, and we were instantly impressed. Democracy Engine's system is incredibly easy to use, allows for instant updates and editing, and made reporting effortless. Many of our donors and bipartisan candidates have thanked HRC for having such a simple and useful system."

- Mike Mings, PAC Director, Human Rights Campaign

"Together, Jonathan, Erik and Josh make for a truly innovative team. They have worked hard to build a visionary yet practical platform, one that will be taking politics well into the 21st century."

- Jackson Dunn, National Finance Director,
Democratic National Committee (2001-2005)

“Integrating our processing system with Democracy Engine's API was a breeze and their technical support while we programmed and tested was exceptional.  In less than 48 hours we were ready to go ... taking new customers live now takes less than a day.”

- Chris Lundberg, CEO, Salsa Labs

"Perhaps most importantly, in Jonathan Zucker we never had a vendor or consultant, but rather another member of our own team, with the same goals and mission -- it made a huge difference to have a trusted professional on our side when launching a new and important initiative."

- Ilana Goldman, President, Women’s Campaign Forum (2005-2009)

"As a political consulting firm, we've set up a lot of clients to accept online contributions. We're used to the lengthy process that you go through via traditional gateways like Authorize.net, in which most of the time they're asking for information that political campaigns almost never have. Your sign-up and validation process could not have been easier: a simple process asking for information we have on hand and one day later our client was accepting online donations."

- Kevin Yee, Stearns Consulting, San Francisco

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Why Use Democracy Engine?

Whether you want to make (or solicit) a single $10 donation to a candidate for local office or donations to 50 candidates and organizations in one five figure transaction, Democracy Engine is the donation platform for you.

Democracy Engine offers donors—and the organizations and campaigns that solicit them—more freedom and flexibility with their contributions than any other donation processor in the industry. It supports contributions to organizations, candidates, and causes at any level of government, of any political party, and from , from individual donations in local races to bundled contributions in national campaigns.  

We back up this freedom for donors with unparallelled flexibility for the causes they support. Democracy Engine offers organizations a suite of the simple and effective online tools they need to engage their membership in supporting candidates and causes. Our readily available API means the look and feel of donation management is limited only by our users’ imaginations—with Democracy Engine processing funds in the background, any website can become a powerful and custom-built fundraising experience.

What’s more, by integrating seamlessly with clients’ current systems, Democracy Engine allows clients to focus less on internal administration and mechanics, and more on engaging with donors and the causes they believe in.

We are designed specifically to make political fundraising easier and more straightforward. Campaign contributions are highly regulated at the federal, state and local levels, creating complex and overlapping requirements for fundraisers. But Democracy Engine was built not only by cutting-edge programmers with the best technology available, but also by top-notch legal minds to simplify compliance with campaign finance laws and reporting requirements, meaning our platform adapts to legislative changes as they happen. We don’t just offer incredibly powerful donation processing—we provide context, know-how, and expertise.

Simple, flexible, powerful, authoritative. Donation-processing the way it should be.