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How to create a campaign to start raising funds
How to create a campaign to start raising funds

Start a new campaign and understand the key differences between Givebutter campaign types.

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To start your first campaign, you'll need a free Givebutter account! If you don't have one yet, you'll need to create a new account.

Creating a campaign ➕

  • In your dashboard, click the New Campaign button located in the sidebar menu on the left side.

    new campaign button
  • Select the type of campaign you'd like to create. Givebutter has three different campaign types – you can read a detailed breakdown and view a demo of each of these in the section below.

    three types of campaigns
  • Enter a title, and click Create Campaign.

    entering a campaign title

For Page and Event campaigns, you'll also be asked if you want to enable peer-to-peer fundraising. If you tick this box, this option will automatically be added to your campaign. (You can also add or remove this later on!)

Campaign types ⚙️

Givebutter offers three different campaign types with different features. See below for a summary of each, along with an image, important features, pricing, and a link to a live demo page for each!

Form 📝

A customizable form for collecting donations, dues, and other payments. Choose a Form if you are looking for a simple way for people to donate to your cause without any frills.

form campaign image
  • Important features: accept Venmo, PayPal, Apple/Google Pay, and all major cards, transparent fees, automatic receipts, recurring donations, dedications, website embeds

  • Pricing: 0% platform fee + 2.9% & 30¢ payment processing fee if tips are enabled. If tips are disabled, 1% platform fee + 2.9% & 30¢ payment processing fee.

Page 💻

Social crowdfunding pages for individual and team fundraising. Choose a Page if you want to incorporate social fundraising elements such as a supporter feed with optional additions like an auction, fundraising goal, end date, story, team members, and more.

page campaign image
  • Includes all features of Forms

  • Important features: custom donations, likes & comments, optional goal, timeline, team members/team fundraising, and live auctions

  • Pricing: 0% platform fee + 2.9% & 30¢ payment processing fee if tips are enabled. If tips are disabled, 3% platform fee + 2.9% & 30¢ payment processing fee.

Event 🎟

Sell tickets and register attendees on top of a fundraising campaign. Choose an Event if your campaign revolves around an actual event or auction. You'll be able to add event details and sell paid & free tickets on top of a fundraising campaign.

event campaign image
  • Includes all features of Pages

  • Important features: unlimited custom-branded ticket types, ticket scanning, promo codes, custom quantities, live auctions, and donation upsells

  • Pricing: 0% platform fee + 2.9% & 30¢ payment processing fee if tips are enabled. If tips are disabled, 5% platform fee + 2.9% & 30¢ payment processing fee.


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