What is Givebutter?

Givebutter is the #1 free fundraising platform.

Instead of using a mix of outdated and expensive tools, Givebutter brings together everything you need to successfully raise funds, track progress, and engage your supporters. Completely free.

What can I do with Givebutter?

We offer three tools, each packed with features that work together to help you raise more for your cause.

First, let’s talk about Raise.

Raise is your complete fundraising toolbox - donation forms, fundraising pages, events, and much more.

Here are some of the ways you can use Raise:

  • Create and share modern, beautiful donation forms your supporters will actually love using

  • Tell your story, set fundraising goals, and engage your supporters with social crowdfunding pages

  • Host in-person, virtual, and hybrid fundraising events using our cutting-edge, easy-to-use tools

  • Take your fundraising pages to the next level by enabling peer-to-peer and team fundraising

  • Allow your donors to give securely using their preferred payment methods, such as Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, ACH, credit card, and more

  • Reach a broader audience of supporters through engaging virtual events and livestreaming

  • Create sustainable and predictable revenue for your cause with monthly, quarterly, and annual recurring donations

  • Add your logo and brand color to all your forms, pages, and events, so your supporters know they’ve landed in the right place to support your cause

Next up is Track.

With Track, all your supporter data can be streamlined in one place. Track offers you unlimited contacts, email logging, data cleansing, de-duplication, tagging, custom fields, timelines, stats, segments, and more.

Here are some examples of what you can do with Track:

  • Access any supporter’s information and history in an instant using their contact profile

  • Manage all your online and offline donations, as well as any necessary changes, in one place

  • Manage all your in-person, virtual, and hybrid event tickets with our easy-to-use tools

  • Take meaningful actions based on each supporter’s unique history with your organization

  • Filter, sort, search, segment, and export all your data to get the results and reports you need

  • Keep your data clean and organized using our data validation and de-duplication tools

  • Import contacts and recurring donors from other systems (or start from scratch)

  • Enjoy peace of mind knowing contacts are automatically created and their timelines updated based on activities such as donations, ticket purchases, and emails sent

And finally, we have Engage.

If you've ever struggled to send targeted messages to your supporters based on their donation history, then you will love Engage.

Here’s some of what you can do using Engage:

  • Send blast email messages to your supporters

  • Send text messages directly to your supporter’s smartphones (coming soon)

  • Use smart segments, merge fields, campaign updates, and more to personalize the messages you send to supporters

  • Let our automations send donation receipts, event tickets, event reminders, “support my cause” reminders, and more

  • Design beautiful email messages and campaign updates using Canva right inside our message editor

  • Share personalized videos with your supporter via email and text (coming soon)

  • Measure open/bounce/unsubscribe rates to improve your messages over time

How can it be free?

Yep! Completely free. No more contracts, no more subscriptions, and no hidden fees—ever.

Givebutter is free thanks to 100% optional tips we receive from donors. If you'd prefer to hide tips, a small platform fee applies instead.

If (and only if) you decide to disable tips, a small platform fee will be applied based on the campaign type you’re using:

  • Donation form - 1%

  • Fundraising page - 3%

  • Event - 5%

Here is a helpful article to help you compare the features of our different campaign types.

Processing Fees

A standard processing fee is applied to all digital transactions on Givebutter. This fee is charged by our payment processors and allows funds to be deposited into your account regardless of what payment method your donors choose!

  • 2.9% + 30¢ - Credit Cards & Digital Wallets (Venmo, Apple Pay, etc.)

  • 1.9% + 30¢ - ACH

More than 95% of donors on Givebutter cover fees when asked, resulting in an average campaign fee of less than 1%.


What's next?

Read our guides on Getting Started or jump right in and sign up in minutes.

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