How to make a lasting impact with recurring donations

Recurring, or monthly, donations are a great way to make a lasting impact on the causes you care about. Whether you’re new to donating to candidates and organizations via ActBlue or have the hang of all the classic features, we want to make sure you have all the details on recurring donations!

What are recurring donations?
Monthly, or recurring, contributions are donations that you can opt to make automatically every month.

Why do campaigns and organizations ask for recurring donations?
Campaigns and organizations use recurring donations as a way to plan out their budget for things like ad buys or future events, so they can spend more time working on the issues you care about!

“A single recurring donation is extremely important because it provides the opportunity to deepen the relationship with that supporter, grow the recurring program, and provide long-term sustainability.” — Tina, ActBlue Federal and Initiatives Associate

Why should I make a monthly donation?
It’s a way to make a meaningful impact on the things that matter to you: If every month you chip in what you can, your initial contribution multiplies over time. You can pick any amount that fits in your budget to consistently support the work you care about!

If you feel overwhelmed by the news, spreading out small monthly donations across the issue areas that are important to you is a way to ensure you’re always taking action to support work that affects your community. Our digital fundraising experts say that generally, donors who give on a monthly basis actually donate more over time than someone making a one-time donation.

As an added bonus, if you have an ActBlue Express account, you’ll earn the Sustaining Supporter badge for the first recurring donation you make!

How do I become a recurring donor?
Find the group you’re looking for in our directory or pull up their contribution form. You should see a prompt that says “Make it monthly!” Click “Yes, count me in!” to make your contribution monthly.

Can I edit my recurring donation once I start one?
Yes! You are in the driver’s seat when it comes to making and editing your monthly contribution. When you’re signed up with an ActBlue Express account, you can even change the dollar amount. Without an account, you can still change the credit card used, update the number of months remaining for your donation, or cancel it altogether. Learn more on our support website!

Recurring donations are small, regular investments in work that aims to better your communities. That’s part of what it means to be a people-powered movement!

Need assistance making or editing your recurring contributions? No problem! Visit our support site or email us at and we’ll be happy to help.

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