Our three co-founders met at college in Washington, D.C., hit it off, became friends, and then roommates.
from a viral charity sweepstakes to an event discovery app, we tried it all.
Our friend Yudi was starting a nonprofit and needed to raise $13,000 to launch his food truck.
And we said,
We started researching donation platforms, and we were repeatedly surprised by what we found...
So we created our own fundraising platform that’s free, transparent, modern, and that supporters actually enjoy using. We named it “Givebutter” because puns are fun and we believe giving should be fun too!
We launched, and something amazing happened:
This one incredibly successful campaign led to another, which led to another...
All of a sudden people from all over the country were reaching (and surpassing!) their fundraising goals with Givebutter!
In less than a year, students from more than 300 schools and universities were using Givebutter to raise money for causes close to their hearts.
Just as we graduated from college, our first users did, too. Many of them began working and volunteering for nonprofits. Some even started their own nonprofits!
So we started creating more and more fundraising tools to empower changemakers to do it all.
powering over $150 million in donations for charitable causes annually.