Nonprofits on Givebutter can have access to a special set of features created specifically for organizations with chapters.

How chapters work and why they're important

In a nutshell, your account is considered the "parent" account, and your chapters are linked as "child" accounts. This simple concept has tremendous benefits, such as:

  • Payout control — All funds raised by chapters can go directly to the parent account, or alternatively, you can enable chapters to withdraw funds themselves — it's up to you.

  • Donor management — All information is streamlined so that you always know who is donating, to which chapter, and to whom (if applicable)

  • Member management — Know who is in every chapter and how much they're fundraising.

  • Chapter management — Track all of your chapter's fundraising activity on the national and local levels.

  • Ease of use — Chapter accounts inherit basic information like their Cover Photo and About section from the parent account.

  • Admin control — Click on a chapter in your dashboard to dive into their account, exactly as they see it, and easily view or edit anything.

Getting started with chapters

Chapters are made available on a case-by-case basis. If you're interested in enabling Chapters, please contact our team.

Once you're in a chapter's account, you've got total control

How to add/create a chapter

  1. Log in to your Givebutter Dashboard:

  2. Navigate to the Track tab in the left side panel and click Chapters.

  3. Click the Create Chapters button at the top

  4. Complete these three fields:

    • Name (name of the chapter): if you leave this blank, we'll use the School field to automatically set the chapter name as "[Nonprofit Name] at [School Name]."

    • School: we'll use this to automatically show their University's logo (only colleges can be linked at this time, if applicable).

    • Administrator Emails: Include any emails separated by commas that you want to add as admins at the chapter level (i.e., you can add the chapter President and Treasurer). Note: you don't have to add admins to create a chapter, and you can do so at a later date (explained further below)

Note: To add multiple chapters at once, simply click the plus (+) button.

How to manage existing chapters (i.e., add/remove members, edit campaigns)

  1. Log in to your Givebutter Dashboard:

  2. Navigate to the Chapters tab in the left side panel.

  3. Select View Dashboard the row of the desired Chapter.

  4. You're in! Notice that you now see the chapter's name on the top left instead of your parent account's name. This means that you are inside of the chapter account's dashboard.

How to add/edit/remove users

  1. Log in to your Givebutter Dashboard:

  2. Navigate to the Chapters tab in the left side panel.

  3. Select View Dashboard the row of the desired Chapter.

  4. Head to the Account Settings tab (note the different roles & permissions will only apply at the chapter level).

  5. To add an admin after a chapter is created, you'll need to invite them via email as members first.

  6. Once they join, then you can change their permission level to Admin.

How to export/download, chapter details

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this different from other fundraising sites?

Most other fundraising platforms treat chapters as "teams" on a per-campaign basis. This means that every time you start a new campaign, you have to re-create each chapter. Furthermore, chapters don't usually get accounts, meaning if you want to enable them to have their own fundraising campaigns, events, and/or donation forms, none of this will be coherently linked to your organization.

On Givebutter, chapter accounts never expire, meaning that you can build a true fundraising history and infrastructure for your organization that will grow over time.

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