DonorBox Alternative

DonorBox and Givebutter can both help you raise money online - but which Donate Button is more effective?

Updated:
June 1, 2020
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Donation Collection

✔ Accepts Venmo

✔ Transparent fees

✔ Text-to-Donate

✔ Form customization 

✔ Secure and stable

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Accepts Venmo
Transparent fees
Text-to-Donate

✔ Form customization 

✔ Secure and stable

DonorBox’s main fundraising software is its donate button. DonorBox’s donation forms are embedded widgets that individuals and nonprofits can add to their websites to raise funds for charity. These embeddable and customizable donation forms accept payment from Google Pay, Apple Pay, and all major credit cards (ACH bank transfers) through the Stripe or PayPal credit card checkout process in over 20 currencies. DonorBox also supports company gift matching. Unfortunately, DonorBox does not integrate with Venmo.


Givebutter’s donation form is fully customizable to streamline branding but requires no custom coding. Like DonorBox, Givebutter’s online donation form can be embedded in your website without any coding. In addition, if you’re a team, group, club, or individual who doesn’t have a website, no worries! You can use Givebutter.com to host your donation form. Givebutter can meet your payment processor needs, accepting Google Pay, Apple Pay, all major credit cards, and is the only fundraising platform to integrate with Venmo.


Learn more about collecting online donations on Givebutter and see a live demo here.

Fundraising Pages

✔ Team fundraising with leaderboards

✔ Add GIFs, drawings, and images to donations

✔ Beautiful, branded pages including social media sharing

✔ Mobile-optimized donation form to embed into your website

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Team fundraising with leaderboards
Add GIFs, drawings, and images to donations

✔ Branded pages including social media sharing

✔ Mobile-optimized donation form to embed into your website

DonorBox fundraising pages are designed to be stand-alone pages embedded into your website. DonorBox’s fundraising pages include complete customization to match your organization’s branding, and includes pictures, videos, a goal meter, custom amounts, and a donor board. DonorBox does not offer crowdfunding or peer-to-peer capability, so group fundraising is not a possibility. Still, DonorBox plugin and pop-up fundraising pages can be offered in 11 languages and accept 20 different currencies for one-time and recurring donations.


Givebutter presents stand-alone fundraising pages, as well as crowdfunding and peer-to-peer pages. All Givebutter fundraising pages are easy to navigate and create custom amounts, content, and design. Givebutter’s Supporter Feeds are designed to engage supporters by allowing them to include videos, pictures, GIFs, drawings, and images. These features help build a community around your cause, boosting funds. Over 80 percent of Givebutter supporters utilize this feature. Givebutter’s pages are designed both for individuals or teams to be successful with one-time and recurring donations.


Learn more about Givebutter's all-in-one online fundraising pages and see a live demo here.

Sell Tickets to Events

✔ Livestream

✔ Sell unlimited paid and free tickets

✔ Ask for optional donations on top of each ticket 

✔ Collect from those who can’t attend

✔ Scan ticketing

✔ Add event details such as Google Maps, Add to Calendar button, and more

✔ Manage attendees from registration to check-in

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DonorBox does not include selling tickets or adding event details to fundraising pages 💔

Givebutter event pages are crafted to make your event management and ticketing seamless from start-to-finish. Events - including Livestream - on Givebutter allow you to set a fundraising goal, invite your team to create personalized online fundraising pages, engage with your donors and attendees in the Supporter Feed, and scan tickets at the door. In addition to collecting donations from non-attendees, on Givebutter event pages, attendees can add contributions to their ticket purchases.


Learn more about event ticketing on Givebutter and see a live demo here.

Long-term Fundraising Success

✔ Track and manage donor, attendee, and fundraiser data in real-time

✔ Invite unlimited users with distinct roles and permissions

✔ Easily integrate with 1,000+ third-party apps

✔ Make custom receipts and automate email marketing from the dashboard

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Track and manage donor, attendee, and fundraiser data in real-time
Invite unlimited users with distinct roles and permissions

✔ Easily integrate with 1,000+ third-party apps

✔ Make custom receipts and automate email marketing from the dashboard

DonorBox offers an embeddable donation form for verified nonprofit organizations and international NGOs. When it comes to long-term fundraising success for nonprofits, a donation page is an important staple. DonorBox can help nonprofits accomplish this with ease. However, nonprofits need more fundraising software than a donation page to achieve long-term fundraising success. For this, DonorBox offers its customers integration with Zapier, Salesforce, and Mailchimp since it does not provide additional features itself.


Givebutter is an all-in-one fundraising platform that includes crowdfunding, peer-to-peer, events, mobile-giving, email marketing, and basic CRM donor management capabilities. Givebutter makes fundraising easy for individuals and groups, verified nonprofits, and teams. In addition to keeping your campaign management all in one location, Givebutter provides integration with thousands of third-party apps on Zapier such as Mailchimp, Venmo, Quickbooks, Google Sheets, and more.


Learn more about Givebutter's free all-in-one platform for long-term online fundraising success.

Donation Collection

✔  Accept Venmo

✔  Transparent Fees

✔  Form Customization

Accept Venmo
Transparent Fees
Form Customization

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Pricing

2.9%

+ 30¢ / transaction fee

+ $0 / month

✔ Free tier with every feature

✔ Pricing is easy to understand

✔ Over 95% of donors cover fees

✔ Per-transaction fees are under 5%

✔ All fees are transparent to donors

✔ Average campaign keeps 99.5%

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4.4%

+ .30¢ / transaction

+ $0 / month

Based on standard pricing for GoFundMe
Free tier with every feature
Pricing is easy to understand
Over 95% of donors cover fees
All fees are transparent to donors
Average campaign keeps 99.5%

✔ Per-transaction fees are under 5%

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DonorBox is a relatively transparent fundraising software platform with less than 5% transaction fees per month. DonorBox is free to nonprofit organizations that raise less than $1,000 per month and charge 1.5% to nonprofits who raise more than $1,000 per month. These fees are in addition to Stripe and PayPal, which is charged on every donation, no matter what. Donors are able to cover both processing and platform fees. All in, DonorBox charges between 0.8-4.4% + .30¢ per transaction for fundraising pages (and nothing more).


Givebutter and DonorBox have similar pricing. However, Givebutter’s free tier includes CRM donor management functionality, event pages, and fundraising pages (including crowdfunding and peer-to-peer). Normally, Givebutter offers that for only 4.9% + 30¢ / transaction with no monthly fees. However, now through July 31st Givebutter is WAIVING platform fees!

Please note that for the purposes of this comparison we used the pricing for Givebutter's Collect product, since it is the closest in relevance to DonorBox's full offering.

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Givebutter is one of the most innovative and engaging platforms I've seen in that it successfully mobilizes young people to actively fundraise and donate around the causes they care most about. The Givebutter team is dynamic, passionate, and thoughtful - they're an absolute joy to work with.
Rebecca Kaplan
Rebecca Kaplan
Director
It's On Us
Launching an event as a nonprofit can be hard and stressful, but using Givebutter made it exponentially easier. We were able to seamlessly register teams while also collecting donations for our recent 3v3 basketball tournament to end teen suicide. I’d recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a fun experience, excellent support, and low fees.
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Sue Rosenstock
President
Umttr
I am a huge fan of Givebutter!!! The customer service is superb, every time I had a question (and we had a few) they were always super quick to answer. Also, I absolutely love the visual that Givebutter provides - I think it gave the fundraiser life. The focus was on the donors and the impact they were making, which encourages others to donate. I cannot rave about Givebutter enough!
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Katherine Najera Villeda
Founder
De Manos Con Amor
We quite literally raised over 10 times as much money on Givebutter compared to last year’s event using GoFundMe. I can’t say enough how awesome this platform is for fundraising, and also how much fun we had using it.
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David Wong
President
CMU Greek Week
We loved using Givebutter! It was super easy to set up and keep track of who was fundraising and how much they raised, which makes the person in charge's life SO much easier. We will definitely use Givebutter again, and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone!
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Brian Grover
Philanthropy Chair
Sigma Chi Derby Days @ DePaul
Thanks to Givebutter, we were able to surpass this year's fundraising goal by over 1,000%! We found the platform to be a powerful way to raise money and awareness for our organization - its design makes social sharing seamless and its interface is extremely easy to navigate and track team progress. The company is constantly innovating and we cannot wait to use Givebutter for our next campaign.
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Daniel Lowe
President
TAMID at Penn
Givebutter was the catalyst to everything for my nonprofit. I love Givebutter because they gave me a beautiful way to show donors what we were doing, interact with each other on the page, and cover all the fees when donating. And the team was there literally every step of the way. Long story short: Givebutter rocks.
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Daphne Pariser
Founder
Humans for Education

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