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Givebutter

G2
4.8
Quality of Support
97%
Ease of Use
96%
Meets Requirements
92%
Ease of Doing Business With
98%
Ease of Setup
97%

Return on Investment

Average: 5 Months

Go-Live Time

1 day or less

57%

1 month or less

40%

Givebutter pricing

2.9% + 30¢

+$0/month

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:

  • Donation Forms - 0% with Tips | 1% without Tips
  • Fundraising Pages - 0% with Tips | 3% without Tips
  • Events - 0% with Tips | 5% without Tips

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%.

vs

Kickstarter

G2
3.9
Quality of Support
77
%
Ease of Use
86
%
Meets Requirements
78
%
Ease of Doing Business With
%
Ease of Setup
%

Return on Investment

Average:

Months

Go-Live Time

1 day or less

%

1 month or less

%

Kickstarter

pricing

8% + 20¢

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.

Meet your end-to-end fundraising solution

We bring together everything you need to successfully raise funds, track progress, and engage your supporters. Completely free.

Givebutter is the leader in
online fundraising

According to G2, Givebutter is the leading Fundraising Software in all of the following categories:

  • Quality of Support
  • Ease of Use
  • Ease of Setup
  • Likelihood to Recommend
Givebutter is the #1 rated fundraising software on G2
Givebutter is a leader in Mid-Market Fundraising on G2
Givebutter is a leader in Mid-Market Fundraising on G2
Givebutter is a leader in Small-Business Fundraising on G2
Givebutter is a leader in Mid-Market Fundraising on G2
Givebutter is a leader in Fundraising on G2
Givebutter is a leader in Fundraising on G2
Givebutter is a leader in Mid-Market Donor Management on G2

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