Givebutter Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Givebutter

Fundraising tools for groups, teams, companies & nonprofits

4.9/5 (93 reviews)

Givebutter Pricing

Pricing model: Free

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Givebutter offers a completely free, 0% platform fee model that is powered by optional Tips. You can turn off Tips with the flip of a switch on any campaign, and if you do, a Platform Fee of 1-5% will apply based on features used. Payment processing fees are always 2.9% + $0.30, but over 95% of donors on Givebutter cover these fees. That's all! We believe in 100% transparency, especially when it comes to fees. You can find all of this information and common FAQs at givebutter.com/pricing

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Givebutter Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • We love the design of the donation pages and how easy it is for users to donate. The forms are very intuitive.Brittany M.Read the full review
  • We really like the API with Double the donation for matching gifts. The most helpful thing about GiveButter is the ease of implementation.Alisa V.Read the full review
  • Love that it is easy to use for admins and donors. The Givebutter team is so open to feedback and makes frequent updates that help us fulfill our need better.Kim B.Read the full review

Cons

  • For us it's very, set it and forget it. It's there when we push the link out to our base and in the background when we don't.Matthew G.Read the full review
  • Sometimes it was hard to coordinate when there are multiple fundraiser pages for one campaign.Alessandra C.Read the full review
  • We would instead prefer to have a flat platform fee, but realize this probably means they would make less money. Also, the integration with our CRM was limited in terms of what data migrated where.Mary W.Read the full review
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15 reviewers had the following to say about Givebutter's pricing:

Anonymous

Intuitive, user-friendly, budget-friendly choice

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-02-24
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Givebutter's main draw as a nonprofit professional is that it offers online fundraising and virtual event tools that other platforms charge exorbitant prices for.

Cons
Certain product features are limited (i.e. inability to customize certain fields and forms)

Response from Givebutter


Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We love to hear that you're using Givebutter for both your virtual events and online fundraising efforts.

Our support team is always available to take feature requests; or feel free to leave them for our product team directly on our Community Feature Requests page.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Brielle C.

Givebutter

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-11-30
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience was really positive and I would recommend it to a friend.

Pros
I loved that the customer service was so easy. Whenever I had a question, they were willing to work with me to ensure my total happiness with their program.

Cons
I really liked everything about it. Even the fees were low.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Amazing!

Used weekly for free trial
Reviewed 2018-12-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Loved the team oriented aspect, loved how low the service fee is, love the new interface.

Cons
Was a bit laggy at first, and underdeveloped.

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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James W.

Perfect for small nonprofits

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-02-28
Review Source: Capterra

In terms of a startup nonprofit, we are totally excited about Givebutter and it's ability to get us up and running online quickly and without an initial burden of cost

Pros
I really like the ability to have a web presence for donations without a monthly recurring cost

Cons
I wish there was a native integration with our Wix website to keep the interface branded as ours

Response from Givebutter


Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, James! We're thrilled to be a part of getting Fortified Strength up and running, and keeping your costs low.

Thanks for sharing your ideas and needs on page branding, too. Definitely things we can take into consideration as we grow.

We look forward to supporting you for years to come!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rhea J.

A Great Switch

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-02-24
Review Source: Capterra

We have been very pleased with Givebutter and their openness to update/upgrade their platform based on feature requests of the non-profit users.

Pros
The user interface with Givebutter is much better than the previous online donation form we were using. We like that it is a step-by-step click through opposed to a long form to fill out. Having the ability to run an online donation and an event page in the same system is helpful to our team to not have to learn two different types of platforms.

Cons
Givebutter promotes itself to be free to the non-profit, and the donor pays the platform fees. We would like to be able to choose to pay a monthly price to pay some of the platform fees on our own (as we know it is part of doing business) instead of passing them on to the donor every time.

Response from Givebutter


Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, Rhea! We love reading that donors are finding your new donation form easier and more enjoyable to use.

We appreciate you letting us know your preferences about platform fees, too. We can certainly take this into consideration!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Johnny B.

Fundraising

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-07-29
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I like that this is another available resource option for raising funds.

Cons
What I like least about this software is there still some fees and cost to it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Elisha J.

Positive Experience Both Times Using

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-01
Review Source: Capterra

I used it as a fundraising platform for my college business org, a 501(c)(3). People enjoyed it and we got a lot of positive feedback from it.

Pros
I liked the UX/UI - it's a simple design with not an inundating amount of features that is easy and fun to use.

Cons
Brand recognition is pretty low - people are less willing to put their cc information into a website that they don't recognize. I think marketing could go a long way - maybe through a high profile fundraiser for some college phone-a-thon or something.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Daniel R.

Crowdsource Awesome in a Flash

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-02-21
Review Source: Capterra

I needed an online mechanism for raising funds for a community project (crowdsourcing birdhouses for placement in our greenbelts). Givebutter offered an ideal solution to the challenges I faced. With low overhead costs and a pleasing interface, I finished my project entirely satisfied with my choice of the platform.

Pros
The platform was very easy to get up and running. User interface was excellent and very intuitive. Feature set, while fairly simple, was very easy to use and clearly represents a well-thought out approach to modern fundraising. The platform documentation was helpful in articulating some of the platform's more advanced capabilities.

Cons
I needed to collect custom metadata with my campaign, which is a feature that isn't user-facing as of today. But their customer service (yes, they have that!) quickly and cherfully implemented my require fields.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mary S.

Awesome giving platform

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-12-16
Review Source: Capterra

Customer service is excellent. Very easy to set up our campaigns and to push them out to our alumni via email, social media, and text.

Pros
I looked for months for a platform that would accept Venmo and Apple and Google Pay and integrate with our own database. GiveButter has it all! Affordable, easy to use for both the administrator and the user, and customizable.

Cons
There is nothing negative about GiveButter

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Susie L.

First foray into online giving platform--so easy to use!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-02-25
Review Source: Capterra

We are delighted that donors can cover the cost of fees if they decide too (and we can opt to ask them to or not). I am finding it super easy to use and if I have a question, I can get an answer pretty quickly!

Pros
GiveButter is straightforward and easy to use! It's also flexible in that you can start out using it for fee (aside from fees). I like that we can set up easily new campaigns and track donations to them. The customer support is great and very responsive (even without the premium account). It has allowed our organization to try out text to give without investing in a contract and we have been using it for our regular donations as well because it's so easy and we can ask donors to cover the fees if they want (and most of them do!).

Cons
Where you make changes to your campaign/settings-- isn't super intuitive to me (I hunt around on where to find what I need to tweak). If the payout history could get provide detailed reports that would help out accounting (it's in the works, I believe?)

Response from Givebutter


Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, Susie!

We do have more payout data for accounting purposes in the works! We'll be sure you're subscribed to updates in our feature request portal.

We look forward to supporting you for years to come!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Michael F.

Great benefit and easy to use platform with lots of room to grow

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-03-01
Review Source: Capterra

We have been greatly satisfied with Givebutter. The zero fees and complete data transparency have put us in the drivers seat with our online fundraising initiatives. Using Givebutter has dramatically increased our online fundraising potential. We are eager to keep this product in our arsenal of tools in the work ahead of us.

Pros
Givebutter is easy to use, has lots of great features, and gives you control over your data. It also doesn't require a barge or boatload of cash to get started. Givebutter has a great team of specialists ready and willing to help you through your initial configuration as well as your ongoing work with the platform.

Cons
There are no drawbacks. We are eager to see what new features Givebutter continues to implement to make its communication with other platforms common in the space as seamless and easy as its current complement of offerings. We are also eager to see FORM applications grow so we can retired other solutions we have entirely. We are working hard to earn enough annual dollars to afford custom URLS and the giving hub. Two great features we are eager to implement as WE grow.

Response from Givebutter


Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, Michael! We're beyond thrilled you found working with our team an added benefit to using Givebutter.

Our support team is always available to take feature requests; or click the question mark in the top right corner of your Dashboard, then Give Feedback.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Everyone should use Givebutter!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-17
Review Source: Capterra

I would highly recommend Givebutter to anyone looking for an easy to use and engaging fundraising platform. It's especially great for college student organizations. My student organization has used Givebutter since the beginning and we have seen them continue making updates and improvements to make it even better. PFTK loves Givebutter!

Pros
Givebutter is an easy to use platform that is fun and engaging, especially for college students. What first drew us to Givebutter was that they keep fees super low, which isn't found on any other platforms. We also love the team fundraising option and your members can even personalize their page. The new event feature for selling tickets is a plus. They also have excellent customer service! The team really makes it personal and you can always get in touch in a timely manner.

Cons
I can't think of any. They are always making improvements. The Givebutter team is very open to feeback and will do everything they can to make your experience better.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Shelby W.

Givebutter is helpful, user-friendly, and EASY!

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-11-30
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I love the format of Givebutter's donation page. It made it so easy for alumni of all ages to donate to our cause! I also love how easy it is to get the money for your cause -- They can either send you a check in the mail or can transfer it into an account. I love having those options. Also, the fees are very very minimal, and I would gladly pay something as low as 1-2% for an excellent platform and service. Lastly, accepting venmo is an awesome idea!!

Cons
Honestly had such a great experience -- no complaints here!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kim B.

User-friendly and always evolving

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-02-25
Review Source: Capterra

It has been great. The customer service team is understanding and quick to respond. If there's something I ask for that isn't an option, they will add it to their list of requests and usually get to it in about 6 months or so depending on how popular of a request it is. I can't wait to see what they come out with next.

Pros
Love that it is easy to use for admins and donors. The Givebutter team is so open to feedback and makes frequent updates that help us fulfill our need better

Cons
They automatically add a 5% tip to every donation unless you opt to turn it off, in which case you would absorb the cost as an organization. It's definitely the more feasible choice to have it turned on, but beware if your donors don't notice it, they might come back to you very unhappy...

Response from Givebutter


Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, Kim! And please keep your feedback coming. We love to turn requests into new features!

Your thoughts on the transparency of tips are appreciated! As always, the support team is available to collect feedback you have about the donor experience.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

GreenLight Loves Givebutter!

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-11-30
Review Source: Capterra

GreenLight Solutions Foundation found Givebutter when we were searching for a cost-effective way to crowdfund and raise money to grow our organization. When we joined Givebutter a little over a year and a half ago the whole process was pretty new for us, but overtime it became easier to use and has really helped us do more than we could have with out it. Funds from Givebutter have helped pay for supplies for students at ASU, project materials for local businesses, and even helped pay for our business trip to Pittsburgh to attend the 2018 AASHE Conference! We love Givebutter's new homepage/interface/UX and the fun communication/branding is cool too. Many thanks to Max & his team!!

Pros
Fun company, simple to use software, and excellent customer service. Givebutter has helped grow our organization by cultivating grassroots fundraising efforts.

Cons
Some functionality is difficult to navigate on the website, like going between campaign and chapters and such...although with the new set up it does seem easier to use.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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