All campaigns on Givebutter support Venmo as a payment option for those using smartphones or tablets 📱
Givebutter is very excited to be the first major fundraising platform to offer Venmo as a method of payment to donors. To donate with Venmo, first, navigate to the campaign on Givebutter using your smartphone or tablet. 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.
Please note the following:
You must access the Campaign page from your device's default browser. On iOS devices, you must be using Safari. On Android devices, you must be using Chrome.
You must have the Venmo application downloaded on your device.
You must be logged into Venmo.
You musts have a valid source of funds connected to your Venmo account.
Step-by-step directions for donating with Venmo
Navigate to your campaign on Givebutter and click Donate
Choose an amount
Credit a team member and leave a comment (both optional)
Click the blue Venmo button
Authorize Givebutter on the Venmo app
Enter your name and email for a receipt and click FINISH — that's it!
Common questions about Venmo donations
Can I donate directly via the Venmo app?
No. The only way to donate using Venmo is through a Givebutter campaign link, which is compatible with all mobile web browsers. You must be using the native browser on your device.
How is Givebutter able to accept Venmo donations?
Givebutter has direct access to the Venmo Developer API, which allows us to authorize and charge Venmo accounts just as we do through our integrations with PayPal and Apple/Google/Microsoft Pay.
Can nonprofits use Venmo?
They can if they use Givebutter! According to the Venmo website, their nonprofit program is in private beta and has been as such for years:
"Our nonprofit account program is currently in private beta, and we are no longer accepting applications from nonprofits to facilitate the collection of donations."
How are Venmo donations paid out?
Organizations on Givebutter don't actually need a Venmo account to withdraw Venmo donations. Givebutter supports built-in instant payouts to any bank account or debit card from the Givebutter Dashboard.
What else can I use Givebutter for?
Our Venmo integration isn't limited to simple donations! You can also buy/sell tickets using Venmo, run peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns with Venmo, and even use Text-to-Donate with Venmo — all powered by the completely free Givebutter platform.