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What is Givebutter and how does it work?
What is Givebutter and how does it work?

Givebutter brings together everything you need to successfully raise funds, track progress, and engage your supporters. Completely free.

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Written by Mark Rummel
Updated over a week ago

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Instead of using a mix of outdated and expensive tools, Givebutter brings together everything you need to successfully raise funds, track progress, and engage your supporters.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

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

Raise 💰

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

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Here are some of the ways you can use Raise:

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.

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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, transactions, 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/SMS sent.

Engage ✉️

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

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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. (If you don't have access to Engage yet, visit the Engage tab in your dashboard and click the Request Access button for consideration.)

  • 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.

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

Is it really 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%

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 securely, regardless of the payment method your donors choose!

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

  • 1.9% + 30¢ – ACH (for verified nonprofits)

  • Offline donations are not charged any processing fees

More than 95% of donors on Givebutter cover fees when asked, resulting in an average campaign fee of less than 1%. Read more about our pricing here! →


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