You do not need to link a Venmo account in order to accept Venmo donations! All fundraisers on Givebutter have Venmo automatically built-in as a payment option for donors, without any extra setup. 🎉
Venmo donations are treated like any other donation on Givebutter, and they are processed the same way. These funds can be withdrawn directly from your Givebutter Payouts page, along with all other funds raised.
Want to try it out? See Venmo in action by going through the donation flow on any of our demo campaigns. If you're looking for in-depth information about Venmo and why it's important to your fundraising efforts, check out our Complete Guide to Venmo Fundraising!
Donating with Venmo 💰
At the end of the checkout process, select Venmo as the payment method.
If you are on a computer, you will be prompted to open Venmo on your mobile device to complete the donation via a custom QR code. If Venmo isn't appearing as an option, head to our FAQ for some pointers.
You will be redirected to authorize Givebutter on the Venmo app. Click Agree & continue.
Enter your name and email for a receipt and click Finish.
Why isn't Venmo showing up as a payment option?
Givebutter payment methods are dynamic, which means that specific options only display when relevant. There are a few reasons why Venmo might not be appearing:
On mobile devices, you'll need to access the campaign page from your device's default browser in order for Venmo to appear as a payment option.
For iOS devices, use Safari. For Android devices, use Chrome.
You must have the Venmo application downloaded on your device.
You must be logged in to Venmo on your device.
You must have a valid source of funds connected to your Venmo account.
A recurring plan is selected – Venmo is not compatible with recurring donations.
My organization doesn't use Venmo. Can we still accept Venmo donations?
Yes! You do not need to have or connect a Venmo account to Givebutter to accept Venmo donations. Venmo is simply another payment option presented to donors – these donations are processed the same way as all other payment methods.
Can I donate directly via the Venmo app?
No – the only way to donate using Venmo is through a Givebutter campaign, which is compatible with all mobile web browsers. You cannot donate to a Givebutter campaign directly from the Venmo app.
Can I remove Venmo as a payment option?
You cannot remove Venmo from your campaign. Keep in mind that Venmo donations are processed the same way as credit card payments, and you don't need to set anything up.