With Givebutter, there are no subscriptions, contracts, penalties, or hidden fees—ever. Givebutter is free thanks to Optional Tips from donors. If you'd prefer to hide Tips, a small Platform Fee of 1–5% applies instead. Here's a breakdown:
All transactions include standard Processing Fees of 2.9% + 30¢ for all payment methods except ACH, which offers a reduced rate of 1.9% + 30¢ per transaction.
Did you know? More than 95% of donors on Givebutter cover fees when asked, resulting in an average campaign fee of less than 1%.
Pledges under $10 have a discounted micropledge fee of 5% + $0.05 per pledge
Kickstarter does not list transparent platform fees on its fundraising pages or show backers its fees during the check-out process. Kickstarter’s fees are some of the highest fundraising fees and have some of the lowest performance rates in the industry at a 56% success rate (and you only keep your funds if you hit your goal). Plus, there is no tip option on Kickstarter and gifts cannot be tax-deductible.
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According to G2, Givebutter is the leading Fundraising Software in all of the following categories: