By default, Givebutter is free from subscription fees for everyone. Every single one of our standard features, with the exception of a few upgrades, is 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 towards sustaining our low-fee business model.
Any time you see the option to leave a tip on the Givebutter page, it is because the organization which you are supporting opted-in to give their supporters the ability to tip Givebutter within their payment portal.
We do give our organizations the option to remove tips from their page. Many decide to include the option to tip because we are providing a cutting-edge donation service with the best rates in the industry.
We do our best to make the tipping as clear and transparent as possible during the donation process.
The screenshot below highlights the point in the checkout flow where a supporter can opt-out of leaving a 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. We are constantly releasing new features to help folks raise more for their causes (see our changelog)!
Accept Venmo, PayPal, Apple/Google/Microsoft Pay, Debit & Credit Cards
Create simple, fast, 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 pride ourselves in making all fees transparent. 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.