How it Works

  • Give your donors the option to choose from one-time, monthly, quarterly, or annual donation frequencies.

  • Recurring donors will receive emails for every subsequent charge, with a link to edit their giving plan.

  • Admins can view and manage recurring donations in the Recurring Plans tab anytime.

  • Recurring Donations are compatible with all payment methods except for digital wallets, Venmo, and ACH.

Live Example

See this feature in action by going through the donation flow on our demo campaign:

Enable Recurring Donations

Recurring donations are automatically enabled for verified nonprofit accounts.

To accept Recurring Donations, enable them at the account level by navigating to the Account in the left-hand menu bar and then Settings. Under the General header, toggle on Recurring Donations and click Save.

an arrow points to the recurring donations tab

Once enabled, Recurring Donations will instantly get added to all of your account's existing and future campaigns. Check out the donation form on one of your campaign links to see for yourself!

Recurring Plans at the Campaign Level

Recurring plan frequencies are configurable at the campaign level. Navigate to the Tools tab of any campaign to manage and disable the ability to accept Recurring Plans. Don't forget to press Save!

recurring plans toggle per campaign

Manage and analyze your Recurring Plans

  • Navigate to the Track tab in your left side panel and open the Recurring Plans subtab to manage existing Recurring Plans.

  • Besides being able to add Filters, Segments, and sort in this tab, you can cancel a recurring plan by selecting (...) in the plans row.

edit using three dots

Supporters can edit and manage their recurring plans from their User Profiles or from the link in a recent recurring receipt. They can also update their Payment Method and add new ones.

Failed monthly plans

If a donor's monthly plan fails for any reason, an email will be sent to the admin and to the donor.

Givebutter will reattempt the donation 3 times before marking the recurring donation as permanently failed.

Example donor notification email:

example failed recurring plan donor email

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