GiveCampus Alternative

GiveCampus and Givebutter can both help you raise money online - but which is more effective for schools?

All comparisons are based strictly on publicly available information.
Last Updated:
August 9, 2020
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Pricing Plan Comparison

$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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$1,000+/month

+ hidden platform fees

Comparing GiveCampus' Pricing

Based on standard pricing for GoFundMe
Per-transaction fees are under 5%
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%
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GiveCampus does not list pricing online; you need to reach out to them for more information. GiveCampus operates a pricing model that is customized to each organization's needs. This article from the Washington Post mentions that subscriptions may start at around $1,000.

Givebutter clearly lists pricing and per-transaction fees to donors on both its website and on-demand live demos. On Givebutter, over 95% of donors voluntarily cover transaction fees, resulting in an average overall cost to fundraisers of just 0.5% - the lowest in the industry. Usually, Givebutter offers all this for only 4.9% + 30¢ / transaction with no monthly fees. However, now through December 31st, Givebutter is waiving platform fees FOR LIFE! Upgraded Pro and Premium accounts also allow student groups to white label Givebutter technology and add its own custom branding, custom domains, and personalized support.

Givebutter is a self-service fundraising platform. It's completely free to sign up, set up, and start fundraising – all in a matter of minutes. Read the Getting Started Guides here!

Donation Collection

✔ Accept Venmo

✔ Custom Branding

✔ Custom Donation Amounts

✔ Donation Dedications

✔ Text-to-Give

✔ Transparent Fees

✔ Custom URLs

✔ Accept Apple/Google Pay

✔ Custom Fields

✔ Recurring Donations

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Accept Venmo
Custom Branding
Custom Donation Amounts
Donation Dedications
Text-to Give
Transparent Fees

✔ Custom URLs

✔ Accept Apple/Google Pay

✔ Custom Fields

✔ Recurring Donations

GiveCampus is primarily a crowdfunding platform for students. Although GiveCampus offers the ability to create custom fields in donation forms, they do not provide custom branding or custom donation amounts. Therefore, the donor may experience GiveCampus branding more than the branding of your group.

Givebutter offers a robust online donation form. Givebutter’s donation form is fully customizable to streamline branding but requires no custom coding. You can easily embed Givebutter’s online donation form right into your website host to boost web traffic. Or, if you want, you can still use Givebutter.com to host your donation form. This same form can be fully customized to meet all your payment processing needs - including Venmo. Givebutter is the only fundraising platform to natively integrate with Venmo, allowing you to collect donor information legally and without violating Venmo's terms of service.

Learn more about donation forms on Givebutter and see a live demo here.

Fundraising Pages

✔ Donation GIFs, drawings, and images

✔ Interactive Supporter Feed

✔ Personalized individual and team pages

✔ Leaderboards

✔ Live Streaming

✔ Trackable Links

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Donation GIFs, drawings, and images
Interactive Supporter Feed
Personalized individual and team pages

✔ Leaderboards

✔ Live Streaming (Beta)

✔ Trackable Links

GiveCampus is a platform tailored to educational institutions and appears mostly well equipped to meet their needs. However, the platform may fall short on its donor experience. GiveCampus does not offer supporters the ability to customize their donations, like and comment on other contributions, or dedicate a donation. GiveCampus also has limited features for Peer-to-Peer fundraising. Although they offer leaderboards to gamify fundraising, they don’t provide a supporter feed to celebrate donors or the ability to personalize each member’s pages.

Givebutter offers fundraising pages that place a much higher focus on the supporters of a fundraising campaign. You can create a living, breathing campaign experience by allowing supporters to share stories and creative messages of support with Supporter Feeds. Givebutter is fully optimized for team and group fundraising and allows for individual members to join campaigns, customize their pages, and easily receive credit for donations they help bring in.

Learn more about fundraising campaigns on Givebutter and see a live demo here.

Sell Tickets to Events

✔  Sell unlimited paid and free tickets

✔  Ask for optional donations on top of each ticket

✔  Collect donations from people who can't attend

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

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GiveCampus does not support selling tickets or adding event details to fundraising pages, so here is a sad puppy :(

Givebutter makes it simple to sell tickets for events. Events on Givebutter come with all fundraising features built right in. You have the option of setting a fundraising goal, inviting your team or chapters to create personalized fundraising pages, engaging with donors and attendees in the Supporter Feed, and more. Best of all, with events on Givebutter, you will maximize dollars raised. Attendees can add donations to their ticket purchases, and can even collect donations from those who can't attend.

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

Long-term Fundraising Success

✔ Track donors, members, and fundraisers over time

✔ Invite unlimited members and manage roles

✔  Integrate with 1,000+ third-party apps

✔  Make custom receipts and engage donors from dashboard

✔ Reports & analytics

✔  Withdraw funds at any point

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Track donors, members, and fundraisers over time
Invite unlimited members and manage roles
Integrate with 1,000+ third-party apps
Make custom receipts and engage donors from dashboard

✔ Reports & analytics

✔  Withdraw funds at any point

GiveCampus is geared towards short-term fundraising events such as class gifts and project crowdfunding. Besides offering integration for corporate matching, GiveCampus does not appear to provide any other database integrations based on its website that are essential for long-term donor insight and decision making.

Givebutter stores every piece of data you collect across general donations, dues, crowdfunding, Peer-to-Peer, and events in a secure central dashboard so your student group doesn't have to start from scratch every year. Givebutter provides a suite of tools, not on GiveCampus, that are particularly useful for groups, nonprofits, and teams. For example, you can invite and manage roles for unlimited members, receive paper checks in the mail (as well as bank or debit transfers), and integrate with thousands of third-party apps through Zapier such as Mailchimp and Google Sheets.

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

Donation Collection

✔  Accept Venmo

✔  Transparent Fees

✔  Form Customization

Givebutter Donation Options
Accept Venmo
Transparent Fees
Form Customization
Givebutter Donation Options

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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

We like to call these amazing people Changemakers, because they don't just think about changing the world. They make it happen.

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