How do withdrawals work?

We know how important it is for you to get the funds you raise quickly and securely, which is why we don't set any limits on when or how often you can withdraw, and provide a range of options for you to do so. 

There are three ways to collect or send funds:

Direct deposit via bank account
Link a bank account for direct deposit, secured by Stripe. Deposits can take up to 3 business days to appear in your account.

Direct deposit via debit card
Link a debit card for direct deposit, secured by Stripe. Deposits can take up to 3 business days to appear in your account. Debit card transfers are limited to $3,000, maximum.

Send to beneficiary
If you've linked another Givebutter Account as the beneficiary of your campaign, they'll be able to withdraw funds directly from Givebutter. If you haven't done that but still would like to send them the funds directly, you can add the beneficiary's bank information and request the payout on their behalf.

Additional notes:

  • All payouts are subject to a manual approval process to prevent fraud and suspicious activity.
  • All donations are initially marked as "pending" and become available on a 3-day rolling basis after a donation is made.
  • Payouts are a completely free service, meaning that Givebutter covers the cost of all processing fees. If you have a good experience, you can leave us a tip, although this is completely optional.
  • At this time, we only support direct deposits for bank accounts in the United States.

How to withdraw funds

After adding your payout information, it's easy to withdraw via the Payouts tab in your dashboard.

Withdraw to a bank account or debit card:

To view the details of your payout, click the plus button next to the campaign name.

Do I have to reach my goal?

No, goals are completely optional and do not affect payouts in any way.

We hope you exceed your goal every time, but if you do happen to fall short you will still be able to withdraw funds without an issue. If you would like to utilize an all-or-nothing campaign format that only processes donations if you hit your goal, please contact us via chat or email ([email protected]).

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