About funds 💰
Many organizations rely on donation designations (funds) to allocate incoming donations to the right place, allowing donors to directly support specific areas of need that matter to them most. Add your funds at the account level, and they will be enabled as an option on all your Givebutter campaigns.
Donors will be able to select from a dropdown on your campaigns accordingly. You can set a fund to be selected as the default for any campaign (donors can modify this if they want to). You may not want your funds to appear on all campaigns – you can also hide funds on specific campaigns.
At the campaign level ✏️
Under the Tools tab of each campaign, you can choose whether or not you'd like funds to be displayed in the checkout flow, as well as select a default fund for the campaign.
If you select a default fund for a specific campaign, it'll be pre-selected in the checkout flow, but it can be edited by the donor.
Add funds ➕
In your Givebutter Dashboard, click on Account in the left-hand menu bar.
Click on Settings, then click Funds.
Click on the New button.
Enter a fund name and optional internal code, then click either Create and add another or Create and close.
Edit and delete funds ⚙️
Find your fund list by going to Account in the left-hand menu bar, then Settings.
Click on Funds.
Click on the three dots (...) next to the fund you want to edit or delete.
Choose Edit Fund or Delete Fund in the pop up.
View and export totals 🔍
If you want to view fund totals to date, across all campaigns on your account, head to the Funds page under Account > Settings. Under the Raised heading, you'll see totals for each fund, as well as the number of supporters.
Exporting funds to CSV 📁
If you want to download a copy of your fund totals, the fund export is an excellent way to keep your data organized.
In your Givebutter dashboard, click Account in the left-hand menu bar, then Settings.
Click on Funds in the sub menu.
Click on the Export button, then click the blue Export button on the next screen.
You'll be sent an email to the email address you're logged in with. Sometimes the email can take a few moments to generate. When it arrives, click the Download button in the email, and it will prompt a download of the export file.
If you can't locate the file, check your Downloads folder and desktop. You'll need to open the CSV file in an app that can open spreadsheets, such as Excel, Numbers, or Google Sheets.
The CSV export contains:
Fund Code (if one was created)
Total amount raised
Total supporter count
Date of fund creation
What happens to the designated donations when a fund is deleted?
Donations made in the past will still be designated (counted) towards that fund – the designation will not be deleted if the fund label itself is deleted, but the fund will not appear for future donors to select.
Can I customize which funds display on specific campaigns?
Unfortunately not – all funds will be active on all campaigns. You can manually disable the entire fund selection on specific campaigns, but you cannot specify which funds are displayed on specific campaigns. Please see the feature request for customizing fund designations at the campaign level, and add a vote if this is something you'd like to see in the future!
Is there an option for internal or private funds / donation designations?
Not at this time – if you create a fund, it'll be visible to the public in the checkout flow. Please see the feature request for internal (private) fund designations, and add a vote if this is something you'd like to see in the future!