Two new integrations: Double the Donation ๐Ÿ’ฐ + Mailchimp ๐Ÿต
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We have not one but two new integrations to share with you!
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Double the Donation
- Increase the impact of your campaigns with employer-match functionality.
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Mailchimp
- Have better connections with your donors by building an audience through a custom subscription call to action.
You can find both of them in the Integrations tab of your Dashboard.
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Double the Donation
We have added a native integration between Givebutter and Double the Donation. Nonprofits using 360MatchPro will be able to seamlessly embed matching gift search functionality in their donation forms with the flip of a switch. If you're interested in using Double the Donation to increase fundraising with corporate gift matching, sign up here.
Once you have connected your 360MatchPro account, donation forms will have an optional field for a donor to provide their employer. If provided, match-eligible donors will receive an email from Double the Donation containing steps to getting their donation matched by their employer.
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When applicable, the donation form's confirmation page will have a direct link for donors to begin the process of getting their donation matched.
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Mailchimp
This Mailchimp integration is part of our continued effort to provide Pro and Premium customers with custom branding options. The Mailchimp integration allows you to replace the default Givebutter "subscribe" section, located on the donation form's confirmation page, with your own Mailchimp newsletter. Alternatively, you may remove it altogether.
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To use this feature requires two steps:
  1. Integrate with Mailchimp from the Integrations tab in your Givebutter Dashboard. To do this you'll need a Mailchimp API key and the Audience ID of the audience you'd like donors to subscribe to.
  2. Enable "Custom Branding" in the "Branding" tab of your account settings. You'll then be able to set your new "Post-Gift Newsletter" setting to the "Use my Mailchimp list" option along with a call to action message.
See our help center article for a full, in-depth walkthrough of setting up and using your Mailchimp integration.
๐Ÿ“ข Do you have something youโ€™d love to see changed or added to Givebutter? Visit https://community.givebutter.com to share your thoughts with our team.
A Buttery Video ๐Ÿž๐ŸŽฅ
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In honor of our new Supporter Feed, we've created a video to show you just how fun and interactive your fundraising campaigns have become.
About the new supporter feed
Givebutter's Supporter Feed has been a Butter Fam favorite for years. With its focus on building community in real-time, the Feed allows supporters to engage with your cause, and each other, in a fun way. We went Picasso on this brand new Supporter Feed to help you enhance the giving experience, including fresh design, comments, goal milestones, hiding, and more!
Introducing Contacts ๐Ÿ“‡
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With the addition of the Contacts tab to the Dashboard, you will be able to view and manage your supporter history in one place. New supporters automatically create contacts while de-duplication logic keeps things neat and tidy. An up-to-date list of contacts will be generated from your supporter history, so don't worry about handling that manually.
Features
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Profiles and history
- See each supporter in more detail with a full summary broken down into relevant sections. The Timeline section displays a chronological history of activity such as transactions, ticket purchases, and more.
A contact's details page
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Manage personal information
- Handle personal data, emails, phone numbers, addresses, and social links. Mark an email, phone number, or address as the primary to ensure the right one is used.
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View transaction, ticket, and recurring payment history
- Data normally spread across three tabs are conveniently consolidated for each contact.
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Export and search
- Rest assured that the utilities you've come to expect (export and search) will be provided in the Contacts tab.
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Merge contacts
- The merge feature combines the current contact into another contact of your choosing, removing the original as a duplicate without sacrificing any data. Use caution! This action is irreversible.
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We are most proud to share that this feature is
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with all of these features at no cost to you. Head over to your Dashboard to give it a try. We hope you love it!
๐Ÿ“ข Do you have something youโ€™d love to see changed or added to Givebutter? Visit https://community.givebutter.com to share your thoughts with our team.
The All New Supporter Feed ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’›
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Givebutter's Supporter Feed has been a (Butter) Fam Favorite for years. With its focus on building community, the Feed allows supporters of your campaign to engage with your cause, and each other, in a fun and organic way. Today, we are overjoyed to bring you a
brand new
version of the Supporter Feed to enhance the giving experience even more.
Features & Changes
๐ŸŽจ Fresh design
- We went Picasso on this one! The new Feed features a fresh design that looks and feels delightful to use.
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๐Ÿ“ Dynamic activity text
- The new Feed will now dynamically display text based on the support type of a supporter. Did they make a donation? Purchase a ticket? We'll show the correct message every time.
๐Ÿ” Recurring donations & Dedication
- Now, when a supporter makes a recurring gift or dedication, that'll be displayed on the Feed.
๐Ÿ’› Hearts are more fun than ever
- What's more fun than giving love? With a cool new animation, leaving a heart is more fun than ever.
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๐Ÿ’ฌ Comments
- Yes, you read that right! You can now comment on Activities (donations, tickets, etc.) in the Supporter Feed. GIFs, emojis, and all.
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๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ Sharing
- Activities in the Feed are now shareable. Visiting the link will pin the Activity to the top of the Feed.
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๐Ÿฅ… Goal Milestones
- If you have a goal on your campaign, we'll automatically post an update to the Feed when you reach a milestone of 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%.
๐Ÿ“ฑ Infinite Scroll
- No more clicking "Load more" when you reach the bottom of the page.
โŒ Hiding
- Admins and Editors can hide Activities in the feed directly from the page.
Other New Changes
๐Ÿ”ด Real-time Goal Bar
- The goal bar now updates in real-time, as new donations come in. You no longer need to refresh the page to see the latest amount of money raised.
๐Ÿ“ข Do you have something youโ€™d love to see changed or added to Givebutter? Visit https://community.givebutter.com to share your thoughts with our team.
Nonprofit Verification Benefits ๐Ÿ’›
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Today we are more widely (and officially), opening up Nonprofit Verification to all. All registered nonprofits are eligible to be verified on Givebutter and will receive a special badge and exclusive benefits. Read on to learn about the benefits and how to get verified in under 1 minute.
Benefits
๐Ÿ’ธ Automated Payouts
- Traditionally, all payouts made to your bank account need to be manually initiated from the Dashboard. For verified accounts on Givebutter, we can upgrade you to daily Automated Payouts.
โœ… Verification badge on your campaign pages
- Verified nonprofits are indicated by a special checkmark across all Givebutter pages, which gives donors peace of mind and added confidence when giving to your organization.
๐Ÿ™ˆ EIN number displayed on your email receipts
- Your EIN is automatically included on all email receipts.
๐Ÿ’ฐ Faster settlement time
- Typically, all donations on Givebutter remain pending for 72 hours before they become available for withdrawal. When verified, your payments will settle in just 48 hours.
๐Ÿฆ ACH Payments
- Allow your supporters to donate using their bank accounts. ACH Payments have a lower Processing Fee of 1.9% + 30ยข per transaction. That is 1% lower than all other payment methods on Givebutter!
To get started, visit your Dashboard or click here to learn more.
Note: if your nonprofit was verified with Givebutter prior to December 2nd, 2020, you will need to complete the new verification process. Donโ€™t worry! We wonโ€™t remove your verification badge right away, but we recommend completing the new verification process as quickly as possible. The new verification is more secure and also includes the new faster settlement times for your transactions!
More new features
๐Ÿ’Œ Branded email subjects
- Email receipts to your supporters now display your organization's name instead of "Givebutter".
๐Ÿ“ข Do you have something youโ€™d love to see changed or added to Givebutter? Visit https://community.givebutter.com to share your thoughts with our team.
A HUGE Dashboard Update ๐Ÿคฉ
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We are extremely excited to bring you a HUGE update to the Givebutter Dashboard. With over 100+ new features, design updates, and bug fixes, this is our biggest update to the dashboard ever. Read on for the highlights.
Account Settings
  • Account Settings have been reorganized into more contextual tabs featuring new iconography, making it easier to find exactly what you need.
  • You can now add Funds / Designations to your campaigns, allowing supporters to select where they'd like to designate their gift.
  • Export your list of Funds to a CSV with one click.
  • We've added a Billing tab to manage your Givebutter subscriptions to Giving Hubs, Pro, or Premium. Update your card info, cancel your plan, and view / print invoices.
Campaigns
  • The Campaigns tab now features more digestible information about how much youโ€™ve raised at a glance.
  • We've added quick action buttons to Copy, View, and Edit a campaign.
Campaign Manager
  • The Campaign Manager has been reorganized to help you get things done quicker.
  • Enable additional recurring payment options for your campaign (one-time, monthly, quarterly, and yearly).
  • Set a default recurring payment frequency for your campaign.
  • Allow supporters to pay via check and include a custom message with instructions on where to mail the check.
  • Set the default fund for your campaign.
  • Hide the fund selection on your campaign so that all transactions automatically credit your default fund.
  • Make your campaign unlisted / private to hide it from your Landing Page (or Giving Hub) and Givebutter's Explore page.
  • Added copy / view buttons to your campaign link.
  • Reorder custom fields.
Team Fundraising
  • Customize the Fundraise button text.
  • Search your team members.
  • Search your teams.
Transactions
  • Search your transactions.
  • Redesigned transaction sidebar with collapsible sections.
  • Mark your transactions as acknowledged to keep track of ones you've viewed or thanked.
  • Quick actions for emailing and calling a supporter right from the sidebar.
  • Added a search bar to the campaign filter.
  • Added a search bar to the New button.
  • Resend email receipts to your supporters with one click.
  • Edit the team credited with a transaction.
  • Edit the fund credited with a transaction.
Recurring Payments
  • See the frequency of a recurring payment.
  • See when a recurring payment started.
  • Search your recurring payments.
  • Export your recurring payments to a CSV.
Tickets
  • Redesigned tickets tab with more information.
  • Revoke tickets that have been refunded or canceled.
Chapters
  • Redesigned chapters tab.
  • Search your chapters.
  • Export your chapters to a CSV.
Other
  • Tables, buttons, fields, and other elements have been redesigned for more clarity and consistency.
  • Faster performance when moving through the dashboard.
  • Your Dashboard can now be found at https://dashboard.givebutter.com
  • The ThankView Integration can now be managed in the dashboard.
  • Zapier no longer requires accepting the invite, find us directly in your Zapier dashboard.
We hope you enjoy this update as much as we do. Check our your Dashboard to see all the new features in action.
๐Ÿ“ข Do you have something youโ€™d love to see changed or added to Givebutter? Visit https://community.givebutter.com to share your thoughts with our team.
Meet ThankGiving: Personalized Video Fundraising ๐Ÿ’›
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We are excited to announce that we've partnered up with ThankView, the leader in video marketing amongst schools and nonprofits, to bring you...ThankGiving!
Combine the best in personalized stewardship and fundraising under one roof to help you raise more money, thank donors faster, and improve ROI tracking. With ThankGiving, you can easily record and send thousands of one-on-one videos for appeals, solicitations, and thank-yous โ€“ via email and text message โ€“ all fully-integrated with the Givebutter platform.
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Personalize with Video Appeals โ€“
Create individualized video solicitations coupled with branded forms and fundraising pages
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Raise More Money โ€“
Collecting donations and raising funds as a team has never been easier with almost all payment forms accepted and transparent low fees
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Say "Thank You" Faster โ€“
Donor data is instantly added into ThankView so you can start stewarding right away
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Track Progress & Analyze Results โ€“
Weโ€™ve married engagement analytics with donation data to showcase your ROI & help make the next step
Personalized Video, Meet Givebutter ๐Ÿ’›
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Push Donor Data Directly Into ThankView โšก๏ธ
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Fully-integrated โ€“
Automatically add donors to ThankView campaigns to thank them within seconds of a gift being made
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Data-driven personalization โ€“
Instantly pull in relevant data points like donation amount, designation and years giving to personalize each message
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Powerful conversion tracking โ€“
Track all your donations in your ThankViews metrics dashboard to see your ROI in real-time
๐Ÿ“ข Do you have something youโ€™d love to see changed or added to Givebutter? Visit https://community.givebutter.com to share your thoughts with our team.
SMS donor invites, recurring donation frequencies, and funds ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ”ƒ
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SMS Donor Invites
When running a team-fundraising campaign on Givebutter, team members have always been able to invite their friends and family to support and donate using our Automated Donor Invite feature. However, this feature was limited to email. Today, we're excited to announce we've extended this feature to include SMS invites:
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Recurring Donation Frequencies (beta)
๐Ÿ™Œ Additional frequencies
- One of the most highly requested features is finally here (in Beta). You can now add Quarterly and Yearly billing options to your recurring donation forms.
๐Ÿ”ƒ Set a default frequency
- Want to make Monthly the default option on your campaign? Now we can do so as well.
๐Ÿ™ˆ Hide the one-time option
- Don't want to accept one-time donations? We are now able to hide that option.
Funds / Designations (beta)
๐Ÿ’ฐ Account-wide funds
- Often times you may want to give donors the option to designate their donation to a certain fund. With this new feature, donors can select from a list of funds to credit their donation towards.
๐Ÿคฉ Default fund
- Set a fund to be the default fund for your campaign and allow donors to modify this if they want to.
๐Ÿ™ˆ Hide fund selection
- You might be running a campaign entirely for a specific fund and would like every donation to be credited to that fund. Combining this feature and the "Default fund" feature above gives you the flexibility to apply all donations on a campaign to a specific fund.
As a reminder, features in beta are limited to Pro customers until they are fully released. If you are a Pro customer and would like to enable this, please contact us.
More new features
๐Ÿ–‹ Custom donation button text
- You can now customize the "Donate" button on your campaign. Visit the Dashboard to choose any text you'd like for your button.
๐Ÿ“ข Do you have something youโ€™d love to see changed or added to Givebutter? Visit https://community.givebutter.com to share your thoughts with our team.
Branded Pages and Custom Domains are here ๐Ÿ™Œ
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Own the Givebutter experience from start to finish on your own domain, with your own branding.
Custom domains and subdomains ๐Ÿ”—
Instead of hosting your campaigns, events, and forms on Givebutter's website, you now can seamlessly integrate our entire platform with your own domain or subdomain, all without losing out on any functionality. See an example at https://eatsleepgive.org.
Custom branded fundraising pages ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป
Replace the Givebutter logo with your own across all your fundraisers on Givebutter (see an example).
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Custom branded footers
A custom footer replaces Givebutter's and includes your organization's logo, social links, and more:
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Givebutter Premium ๐Ÿ…
Our new plan, Givebutter Premium includes all the above mentioned features plus improved support. You'll receive onboarding assistance, phone/video calling, extended office hours, fastest response times, quarterly success reviews, dedicated one-on-one support, and more from our world-class Customer Success team.
Contact us for pricing and to get started with Givebutter Premium.
The all-new Giving Hubs ๐Ÿ’›
A beautiful home for all your fundraising activity on Givebutter. Showcase your organization, it's mission, social links, fundraising activity and more. Check out our Dance Marathon demo account. Giving Hubs are priced at $29/mo. Interested in getting early access? Send us a message!
๐Ÿ“ข Do you have something youโ€™d love to see changed or added to Givebutter? Visit https://community.givebutter.com to share your thoughts with our team.
Waiving fees, email notifications, team management, and more.
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Givebutter is WAIVING platform fees for the next two months ๐Ÿ’›
We are so excited to announce that Givebutter is officially waiving platform fees for all new and existing users from June 1 - July 31. Read the full announcement.
Fee & Tip Management
Along with waiving our platform fees, we've added a handful of new settings to your dashboard so that you have more control over the tips and fees shown to your supporters.
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Team Fundraising
๐Ÿคฉ Redesigned Team tab
- We've redesigned our Team tab and added new features to help manage your peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns.
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๐Ÿฅ… Manage member goals and stories
- Now you can edit and assign goals for each team member on your campaign.
๐Ÿ†’ Multi-team fundraising
- Utilize our new multi-team fundraising feature to create teams on your campaign. Allow members to join teams, create their own teams, and manage everything from your dashboard.
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๐Ÿ† Team data export
- We've added a new way to export your team member and multi-team data to a CSV.
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More new features
๐ŸŽจ Account level theme color
- You've always been able to customize the theme color on your Givebutter campaigns independently. Now you can do so on the account level. All new campaigns will automatically inherit this theme color.
๐Ÿ’Œ Manage email notifications
- By default, Givebutter sends automated email notifications when you receive a new donation. You can now turn this off in the Notifications section of your campaign settings.
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๐Ÿ‘“ Clearer payout info
- We've heard your feedback, and have improved the way we display payout and campaign balance information.
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๐Ÿšซ Cancel recurring donations
- Need to cancel a recurring donation? Now you can, directly in the Recurring Payments tab of your dashboard.
๐Ÿ”ข Recurring donation stats
- We've added some new aggregate statistics about your total recurring donations.
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โŒ Delete offline donations
- You can now delete offline donations from the Transactions tab of your dashboard.
๐Ÿ” API access out of beta
- We've opened up our API for public use and have added a new section in the Integrations tab of your dashboard to get started.
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๐Ÿ’› Giving Hubs 2.0 (Beta)
We are working on a completely redesigned Giving Hub, which is now officially in Beta. For an early sneak peek, you can check out our Dance Marathon demo account. Interested in getting early access? Send us a message!
๐Ÿ“ข Do you have something youโ€™d love to see changed or added to Givebutter? Visit https://community.givebutter.com to share your thoughts with our team.
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