Ever visit the Givebutter Dashboard on your phone? Yes, us too. It wasn't very pretty. Starting this week, we've rolled out a beautiful mobile optimized dashboard, letting you take all your campaign management on the go. Check it out below:
More New Features and Improvements
🆕 Message & Comment box on Collect campaigns- We've added a new message / comment box to collect campaigns. You can view these responses in your Dashboard's Transactions tab.
📅 Per-ticket emails fields- Now when someone purchases a ticket(s) to your event, we'll collect ticket information for every ticket they purchase. We'll also send tickets directly to the supplied email address.
💰 Redesigned Payouts tab- The Payouts tab received a fresh coat of paint. We've improved the layout and have added additional information about the funds you've raised.
🚫 Delete an account- Need to delete an account you accidentally created? You can now do so directly in the Dashboard under the Account Settings tab.
Custom Branding is a Givebutter Pro feature that takes your organization's marketing to the next level. With Custom Branding, you'll own the donor experience from start to finish by removing the Givebutter logo and replacing them with your own.
🧾Branded receipts- Replace our logo with yours for a white-label touch on email receipts that are automatically issued after every donation and/or ticket purchase.
🎟 Branded tickets- Give your supporters an A+ event experience with PDF Tickets that not only look good, but also contain all the info they need for the event and can be easily printed or scanned right from their mobile phones.
🏆Branded donor invites- Using Automated Donor Invites you will automatically generated emails & reminders to donate + share your campaign. Add your logo for a personalized touch.
How to Upgrade:
Custom Branding is available on Givebutter Pro starting today. From your Dashboard, visit your Account Settings. You'll see a blue "Upgrade" button in the Branding section. It's that easy!
More New Features and Improvements 🆕
🆕 Send yourself a test email- Want to see what your new logo or custom thank you message looks like? Use the new button in your Dashboard to send yourself a test email.
📅 Next bill date for recurring payments- We've added the ability to see the next billing date for your recurring payments.
🎨 The redesigned Team tab- Notice something missing in your Dashboard? We've removed the Team Members tab and moved all of the team fundraising functionality into the redesigned Team tab of each campaign.
💰 Custom amounts- You're now able to customize the donation amounts on your campaign pages in the Settings tab. Read the guide.
🚫 Delete a campaign- Need to delete a campaign? You can now do so directly in the dashboard under the Settings tab.
To see full pricing and plan details, visit our pricing page.
The moment you've all been waiting for...we're excited to announce that custom fields are now available in beta and are included in our Base FREE plan. With custom fields, you can collect additional information from your supporters.
🆒 Title & Description- Each custom field can contain a title and description. Descriptions support links and basic text formatting options.
⚠️ Required / optional fields- Want to make your fields required? No problem, we can handle that.
🤓 Custom ordering- Order your custom fields in any way you'd like.
✉️ Email receipts- Custom field responses will appear in email receipts to supporters and notifications you receive.
👨💻 Transaction panel- View custom field responses in the side panel in the Transactions tab of your Dashboard.
⚡️Zapier- If you're using Zapier, the custom fields in a transaction will now be sent over as part of the payload.
1. ✏️ Text- A simple text field for collecting short answers:
2. 📝 Text box- A large text box for collecting long answers:
3. 👇 Dropdown- A dropdown selection with the ability to add custom dropdown values to select from:
4. ✅ Checkbox- A simple checkbox:
5. 📻 Radio- Radio buttons for selecting a single option from a group:
6. 🔢 Number- A text field that validates the supporter entered a valid integer:
How to get access
Good news! Starting today, you can add custom fields to any campaign. To do so, just send us a message using the yellow chat bubble located in the bottom right hand corner of the page. For each custom field you'd like to add, please include the title, description (optional), required/not required, and field type.
🖥 Dashboard Support- Ability to add and manage your own custom fields in the dashboard soon.
🔍 Custom field filtering- Filter your transactions by custom field responses (ex: all supporters with T-Shirt size Large)
🖨 Custom field exports- Include custom fields in CSV transaction exports.
If you log into Givebutter today, you'll notice a shiny new Transactions tab. The new tab is designed to surface the most important information at a glance, give you more granular data when you need it, and lets you edit several fields.
🤩 Simplified table view- We've reduced the number of columns and decluttered the table view to surface only the most important information.
🖥 Transaction panel- Clicking on each row in the table will now open a new side panel that gives you all the details about a particular transaction.
🏆Editing team members- Add, edit, or remove the team member credited with a transaction.
🖼 Public/Private messages- Sometimes you'd like to hide a message left by a supporter - you can now do that directly in the transaction panel.
🎟 Tickets- View and download tickets that were purchased with a particular transaction.
We've rebuilt our email receipts from the ground up 🎊 Our new design features a cleaner, more streamlined look while displaying a lot more relevant information.
🙏Thank you message- When adding a custom thank you message, we now support line breaks and HTML content.
🖥 Campaign- A new campaign section highlights your campaign and organization, with a link to your Givebutter page.
🏆Verified Non-profits and EIN- If you're a verified organization on Givebutter, we now display the yellow verification badge as well as your EIN.
🖼 Custom Donation- This new section highlights the member credited and displays the message or visual left by the donor.
💛 Dedication- If a donor left a dedication, they'll now see that information on their receipt.
🎟 Tickets & Event Details- A redesigned ticketing and event section makes things more clear and easier to read.
📱Sharing- A new share bar allows easy sharing of your campaign on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
The new email receipts are live starting today! Make a donation and see for yourself 😀
Donors can now dedicate their donations in honor or in memory of someone. 💛
How it works
Dedications is available starting today on all Givebutter plans. You can turn on the feature for your account by navigating to the "Account Settings" page from inside your Dashboard:
Donors can check a box before completing their donation to give in honor or in memory of someone. If they do so, the donor can choose between "In Memory Of" or "In Honor Of", add the honoree's name, and optionally add a recipient to receive an email notification about the dedication.
Exports- Dedication data has been added to donation exports.
Dashboard- Dedication data has been added to the Donations tab in your dashboard.
To read more about how Dedications work, head to the Help Center article.
Other Bug Fixes and Improvements 🐛
Bullet point indentation bug fix. We've fixed a bug that caused bullet points to have incorrect indentation on campaign stories.
Team member display bug. We've fixed a bug that caused team members to appear on the page, even when team fundraising was turned off.
Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Microsoft Pay are all now available as payment methods on Givebutter 🎉
How it works
Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Microsoft Pay (also known as digital wallets) are all enabled by default across every campaign on Givebutter. Donation forms will automatically show the correct button based on browser and availability.
⚡️ When donors pay using one of these digital wallets, they are not required to manually enter their contact or billing information. We automatically receive contact and billing information from their digital wallets and save it along with their transaction, which allows for a significantly faster and easier giving experience.
A couple notes on compatibility:
- For any of the digital wallet buttons to appear, donors must have a saved card in their respective wallet and be visiting the site from a supported browser.
- Digital wallets will not be available when making recurring donations. This is a limitation that we cannot control at the moment. We are looking into ways to make this work for the future.
- Some digital wallets are not compatible with iFrames, and will not appear on any embedded forms.
To read more about how Apple Pay and other digital wallets works, head to the Help Center article.
We're so excited to introduce
Givebutter Express- a new way for donors to give in 15 seconds or less. Givebutter already integrates with Stripe, PayPal, and Venmo for fast and secure giving, and today we're taking the donor experience one step further.
How it works
When you turn on Givebutter Express, donors are able to checkout using PayPal or Venmo without entering a billing address. And, when using PayPal, we'll automatically pre-fill the donor's first and last name as well as their email! Remember, if you choose to enable Givebutter Express you won't be able to collect donor addresses.
Givebutter Express is available starting today on all Givebutter plans. You can turn on the feature for any Campaign by navigating to the "Settings" tab from inside its Campaign Manager in the dashboard:
More New Features, Bug Fixes, and Improvements 🆕
Tickets required to attend event. We've added a new way to show visitors on your campaign that tickets are required to attend. In your dashboard, just enable this setting under the Events tab and we'll add a little note on your page and email receipts.
Campaign Publishing. Not ready to launch your campaign? Now you can un-publish your campaign until you're done setting it up.
Redesigned checkout screen. We've redesigned our checkout screen to make it faster and simpler for donors to give.
Account-level custom thank you message. You can now add an account-wide thank you message that will apply to every campaign on your account. If you'd like to override this message on an individual campaign, you can do so by setting a thank you message in the campaign settings tab of your dashboard.
Ability to change campaign type in dashboard. We've added the ability to change your campaign type (Collect, Fundraise, Events) directly in the dashboard.
Image orientation bug fix. We've fixed a bug that caused images to sometimes be uploaded sideways.
Today we're excited to introduce Givebutter Pro! With Givebutter Pro, you gain access to additional features that'll take your fundraising to the next level.
Givebutter Pro Includes:
Account analyticsGet real-time insights on activity across your entire account.
Third-Party IntegrationsSend data from Givebutter to thousands of third-party apps (Zapier).
Advanced fundraising formatsUtilize complex fundraising campaign formats and pages.
Text-to-donateEnable your donors to give in seconds, right from a text on their phones.
Remove Givebutter brandingfrom your embeds.
Chapter fundraising availabilityLink fully-autonomous, managed sub-accounts.
Priority supportThe best and fastest way to get help from the Givebutter team.
We'll be adding new and exclusive features to Givebutter Pro in the future. To see our roadmap and request a feature, visit our Community Portal.
How to Upgrade:
Starting today, you're able to upgrade to Givebutter Pro directly in your Dashboard. From your Dashboard, visit your account Settings, and then click the Billing tab. You'll see a blue "Upgrade to Pro" button. It's that easy!
To see full pricing and plan details, visit our pricing page.
We're excited to introduce Automated Donor Invites, available on all fundraising campaigns today. Automated email sharing is the best and fastest way to meet your fundraising campaign goals without spending hours and hours doing 1-1 outreach.
💌 When you enter an email address, Givebutter will send an email inviting the person to donate to your campaign
🥳 When someone donates using your invite, we'll credit that donation to you
🧐 We use intelligent link tracking to ensure you get credit for a donor, even if they don't use the invite link directly
📨 We'll send automatic email reminders every few days, if the people you've invited haven't donated yet
🖥 View all the people you've invited to donate and see if they've donated yet or not
👨👩👧👧 All members on your team can use this tool to share with their friends and family
💰 View how many emails each member sent out and how many converted to donors
How to get started
For full details on how to use automated donor invites, see this help center article: https://help.givebutter.com/en/articles/2859765-automated-donor-invites