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 newversion of the Supporter Feed to enhance the giving experience even more.
Features & Changes
🎨 Fresh design- We went Picasso on this one! The new Feed features a fresh design that looks and feels delightful to use.
📝 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.
🔁 Recurring donations & Dedication- Now, when a supporter makes a recurring gift or dedication, that'll be displayed on the Feed.
💛 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.
💬 Comments- Yes, you read that right! You can now comment on Activities (donations, tickets, etc.) in the Supporter Feed. GIFs, emojis, and all.
👯♀️ Sharing- Activities in the Feed are now shareable. Visiting the link will pin the Activity to the top of the Feed.
🥅 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%.
📱 Infinite Scroll- No more clicking "Load more" when you reach the bottom of the page.
❌ Hiding- Admins and Editors can hide Activities in the feed directly from the page.
Other New Changes
🔴 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.
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.
💸 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.
✅ 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.
🙈 EIN number displayed on your email receipts- Your EIN is automatically included on all email receipts.
💰 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.
🏦 ACH Payments- Allow your supporters to donate using their bank accounts. ACH Payments have a lower Processing Fee of 1.9% + 30¢ per transaction. That is 1% lower than all other payment methods on Givebutter!
Note: if your nonprofit was verified with Givebutter prior to December 2nd, 2020, you will need to complete the new verification process. Don’t worry! We won’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
💌 Branded email subjects- Email receipts to your supporters now display your organization's name instead of "Givebutter".
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 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.
- The Campaigns tab now features more digestible information about how much you’ve raised at a glance.
- We've added quick action buttons to Copy, View, and Edit a campaign.
- 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.
- Customize the Fundraise button text.
- Search your team members.
- Search your teams.
- 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.
- See the frequency of a recurring payment.
- See when a recurring payment started.
- Search your recurring payments.
- Export your recurring payments to a CSV.
- Redesigned tickets tab with more information.
- Revoke tickets that have been refunded or canceled.
- Redesigned chapters tab.
- Search your chapters.
- Export your chapters to a CSV.
- 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.
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 – via email and text message – all fully-integrated with the Givebutter platform.
Close the Fundraising Loop 🔄
Personalize with Video Appeals –Create individualized video solicitations coupled with branded forms and fundraising pages
Raise More Money –Collecting donations and raising funds as a team has never been easier with almost all payment forms accepted and transparent low fees
Say "Thank You" Faster –Donor data is instantly added into ThankView so you can start stewarding right away
Track Progress & Analyze Results –We’ve married engagement analytics with donation data to showcase your ROI & help make the next step
Personalized Video, Meet Givebutter 💛
Push Donor Data Directly Into ThankView ⚡️
Fully-integrated –Automatically add donors to ThankView campaigns to thank them within seconds of a gift being made
Data-driven personalization –Instantly pull in relevant data points like donation amount, designation and years giving to personalize each message
Powerful conversion tracking –Track all your donations in your ThankViews metrics dashboard to see your ROI in real-time
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:
Recurring Donation Frequencies (beta)
🙌 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.
🔃 Set a default frequency- Want to make Monthly the default option on your campaign? Now we can do so as well.
🙈 Hide the one-time option- Don't want to accept one-time donations? We are now able to hide that option.
Funds / Designations (beta)
💰 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.
🤩 Default fund- Set a fund to be the default fund for your campaign and allow donors to modify this if they want to.
🙈 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
🖋 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.
Own the Givebutter experience from start to finish on your own domain, with your own branding.
Custom domains and subdomains 🔗
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 👨💻
Replace the Givebutter logo with your own across all your fundraisers on Givebutter (see an example).
Custom branded footers
A custom footer replaces Givebutter's and includes your organization's logo, social links, and more:
Givebutter Premium 🏅
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 💛
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!
Givebutter is WAIVING platform fees for the next two months 💛
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.
🤩 Redesigned Team tab- We've redesigned our Team tab and added new features to help manage your peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns.
🥅 Manage member goals and stories- Now you can edit and assign goals for each team member on your campaign.
🆒 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.
🏆 Team data export- We've added a new way to export your team member and multi-team data to a CSV.
More new features
🎨 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.
💌 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.
👓 Clearer payout info- We've heard your feedback, and have improved the way we display payout and campaign balance information.
🚫 Cancel recurring donations- Need to cancel a recurring donation? Now you can, directly in the Recurring Payments tab of your dashboard.
🔢 Recurring donation stats- We've added some new aggregate statistics about your total recurring donations.
❌ Delete offline donations- You can now delete offline donations from the Transactions tab of your dashboard.
🔐 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.
💛 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!
Several months ago we released Custom Fields in Beta. Today, we're excited to announce that Custom Fields is out of beta and can be managed directly in your Dashboard.
✏️ Create- Create a new custom field and choose from five field types.
🔨 Edit- Build your custom fields to suit your needs. Add a title, description, and make them required.
💻 Manage- Come back anytime to update or delete your custom fields.
🖨 Export- Export your custom fields by visiting the Transactions tab. Custom field will now be included with transaction exports when you select a single campaign.
💰 Automate withdrawals- On Givebutter, all payouts made to your bank account are reviewed and manually approved by our fraud and security team. This helps ensure a safe platform for donors. For accounts with a history on Givebutter, and who provide verifiable information about their organization, we may elect to upgrade you to Automated Payouts:
🎉 More new features
🖨 Export payout history- You can now export your payout history to a CSV. To do so, visit the Payouts tab in the dashboard, click the Payouts History tab and click Export to CSV.
🖨 Export campaigns- We've also added a way to export your campaigns to a CSV. To do so, just visit the Campaigns tab and click Export to CSV. The list of exported fields can be found here.
One of our most highly requested features is here! You can now duplicate a campaign right from your Dashboard.
How to duplicate a campaign
In your Dashboard, select the campaign you'd like to duplicate and visit the Settings tab. Scroll down the bottom and locate the section that is title "Other". There, you'll see the button to duplicate the campaign:
Click to confirm you'd like to duplicate your campaign:
You'll be redirected to your new campaign once it's been duplicated.
More New Features and Improvements 🆕
🆕 Goal support on Collect campaigns- Previously, goals were only supported on Fundraise campaigns. We've brought this feature to Collect campaigns.
We're excited to announce the launch of Livestream Fundraising, a new product built specifically for virtual fundraising events. With Livestream, you will be able to sell tickets, stream your event, and collect donations – all in one place, all in real-time.
You can easily embed your live stream from any of the major providers (Youtube, Facebook, Twitch, Vimeo) and watch as your supporter feed, goal bar, and more all light up without ever needing to refresh the page.
Best of all, Livestream is completely free and included with every Givebutter account.
🖥 Digital & virtual event details- Add your digital event details, including where you'll host your event.
🎟 Virtual event tickets- Sell tickets to your digital events, just as you would to your in-person events.
🔐Private event details- Keep the location of your event private until a supporter purchases a ticket.
🤩 Embed your live stream- Embed your live stream directly onto your Givebutter campaign page. Supported platforms include: YouTube, Vimeo, Twitch, Facebook. Read the guide
🆒 Real-time Supporter Feed- The Supporter Feed is now real-time and will update live as new donations come in.
🏆Real-time goal bar- Watch your dollars increase in real time as well.
More new features
Bloomerang- We've partnered with Bloomerang, a best-in-class donor management system. You can now automatically map & send donor data to their Bloomerang CRM. Read about the integration.
🏠 Dashboard Home- A fresh, new, redesigned Dashboard Home tab, featuring new information that gives you a better overview of your account.
📊 Facebook Pixel- Track visitor activity and conversion rates related to your Facebook Ad campaigns. Read the guide.