How tips help keep Givebutter free

Tips help us sustain a low-fee platform for everyone.

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Written by Max Friedman
Updated over a week ago

By default, Givebutter is free from subscription fees for everyone.

All of our standard features are completely free for anyone to use. Users don't pay anything to create an account and run a campaign, and never see a bill from us. For these reasons, tips go a long way toward sustaining our low-fee business model.

Any time you see the option to leave a tip on the Givebutter page, the organization you are supporting opted-in to give their supporters the ability to tip Givebutter within their payment portal.

We give our organizations the option to remove tips from their page. Many decide to include the option to tip because we provide a cutting-edge donation service with the best rates in the industry. We do our best to make optional tips as clear and transparent as possible during the donation process.

What if donors don't want to tip? πŸ€”

Tips are always optional; donors can edit or remove a tip from their donation. Even if no one ever tips us on your campaign, as long as tips are enabled, Givebutter is free for you to use.

The screenshot below highlights the point in the checkout process where a supporter can opt out of leaving a tip or edit the preset options.

remove tip

Here is a shortlist of the many features and services we already offer to all Givebutter users with no limits, no hidden fees, and free forever.

  • Accept Venmo, PayPal, Digital Wallets like Apple and Google, Debit & Credit Cards

  • Create simple, fast, and powerful donation forms

  • Run social & engaging fundraising campaigns

  • Sell unlimited paid & free tickets to events

  • Invite unlimited members and teammates

  • Give from mobile devices with Text-to-Donate

  • Embed Givebutter's donation flow directly to a website

  • Send automatic emails & personalized receipts

  • Track, manage, and grow donations over time

  • Quick and easy payouts via direct deposit to your bank account or debit card

  • Live chat, email, and self-serve support

We constantly release new features to help folks raise more for their causes. Have a look at our changelog!

We pride ourselves on being transparent about our pricing. You can view our pricing page for a full breakdown of our different products and their associated fees. Without your tips, we would not be able to support our low-fee model and help you get back to what you do best: making the world a better place.

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