FAQs and Troubleshooting

A curated list of the most commonly asked questions by users, donors and nonprofits.

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General

What is Givebutter and how does it work?

Givebutter makes it easy, low cost, and incredibly fun to raise the most money possible for good causes.
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Who can use Givebutter and what can I raise money for?

Thousands of student organizations, nonprofits, sports teams, startups, and individuals use Givebutter to fundraise for causes of all kinds
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Is Givebutter free? What are the fees?

Givebutter is completely free to use and offers the lowest, most transparent fees in the fundraising industry
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Are donations secure? How does Givebutter protect its users?

Givebutter utilizes the world’s very best payment encryption technology and security and regularly reviews all campaigns
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How do withdrawals work? Do I have to reach my goal?

You can easily set up bank deposits or send funds directly to a nonprofit regardless of whether you reach your goal
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Are donations tax-deductible?

Donations are tax-deductible if the campaign's beneficiary has 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
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How can I contact you?

Click the chat bubble in the bottom right corner!
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How does the Givebutter Referral Program work?

Earn $100 cash for recommending Givebutter
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User FAQs

How do I start a new campaign?

It takes less than five minutes to create an account and start a campaign
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How do I edit my user profile?

Your user profile lives inside the circle at the top right corner of your dashboard.
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How do I create a new Account?

Create unlimited new Accounts from your Dashboard
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How do I manage multiple Accounts?

Manage an unlimited number of Accounts from your Dashboard
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How do I join an existing team or fundraiser as a team member?

Team members can join via email invitation from an Admin or Editor of the campaign, or via direct link / join button (if available)
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How do I change my profile picture or upload a new one?

You can upload a new profile photo by going to givebutter.com/profile
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How can I adjust the aspect ratio of my cover photo?

Givebutter makes it easy for your images to look perfect on every device
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How do I edit my campaign's Story?

Go to your campaign in the dashboard and click "Story" in the Campaign Manager
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How do I add a Personal Story? How can I personalize my fundraising page with text, images, videos, etc? (Team Members)

Click "Manage" at the top of your campaign page, then "Edit your story"
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How do I edit my end date?

Go to your campaign in the dashboard and click "Details" in the Campaign Manager
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How do I edit my campaign's goal?

Go to your campaign in the dashboard and click "Details" in the Campaign Manager
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How do I add a Personal Goal? (Team Members)

Click "Manage" at the top of your campaign page > "Your Goal" > "Save"
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How can I customize my campaign link (URL)?

Go to your campaign in the dashboard and click "đź“ŁSharing" > "General" in the Campaign Manager
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How can I customize my group link (URL)?

Go to your dashboard and click on the settings icon next to your group's name > "Landing page"
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Where can I find my campaign link? How do member links work?

Admins and team members can always find their campaign links in their user profiles at givebutter.com/profile
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How can I switch an existing Campaign type to Collect, Fundraise, or Events?

Easily switch an existing campaign type at any time
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How do I add team members?

There are three ways to add team members, as described in "Team" section of your Campaign Manager
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How do I delete team members? How do I hide team members?

Admins have the ability to delete or hide team members while granting admin/editor access
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How do User roles and permissions work?

Users roles are broken down by Team Member, Editor, and Admin -- each with distinct permissions
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How can I add offline donations? How do offline transactions work?

You can process offline transactions and credit them to a specific campaign, team, and member from the Transactions tab in your dashboard.
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How do I manually edit a Transaction to credit the correct Team Member?

Assign or edit a transaction to credit a Team Member on your Fundraise or Events Campaign.
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How can I hide a message in the Supporter Feed?

Edit a supporter message to make it public or private on your Fundraise or Events Campaign.
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How do I send my funds directly to a nonprofit?

This is currently in beta testing, but you can still send funds manually by adding a nonprofit's payout information directly to your account
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What happens if I don't reach my goal?

You keep every dollar you raise, regardless of whether you hit your goal
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Do I have to link my Venmo account to receive Venmo donations?

No! You do not need to link any Venmo accounts to your campaign in order to receive Venmo donations.
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Are bank transfers secure?

Bank transfers are performed using Stripe Connect, which provides one of the most secure and reliable ACH transfer services available.
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How can I leave a campaign? How do I remove myself as a team member?

Click "Manage" at the top of your campaign page > "Settings" > "Leave campaign"
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How do I close a campaign?

You can turn off donations, set an end date, or delete a campaign altogether to stop accepting donations.
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How do I create and manage ticket types?

Customize and edit your ticket types right from the dashboard.
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Donor FAQs

Why tip Givebutter?

Tips help us sustain a low-fee platform for everyone.
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Can I donate anonymously? How does it work?

Yes! Check the box that says "Hide my donation from public view" to hide your name and/or amount. Info is always shared with the organizer.
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How can I customize my donation?

While donating, you have the option to add a message of support along with an image, animated GIF, or drawing
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How do I request a refund for my transaction?

All transactions made on Givebutter are final, but if you contact us via email or chat we may be able to issue a refund
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How can I donate with Venmo?

All campaigns on Givebutter support Venmo as a payment option for those using smartphones or tablets
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What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, and Venmo, with even more payment options coming soon
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What countries are currencies are supported?

Givebutter is supported all over the world. All donations are processed in USD($)
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How do pledges work?

Pledges are transactions that only get processed if a fundraiser meets its goal.
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What does the verification badge mean?

Verified accounts on Givebutter have been vetted by the Givebutter team to ensure their legitimacy as a 501(c)(3) registered public charity.
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