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.
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.