$2.9% + 30¢ / transaction
✔ 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%
2.2 - 4.4% + 30¢ / transaction
+ $0-30 / month
PayPal offers some of the lowest per-transaction fees in the industry, but unfortunately these fees are hidden from donors and there is no option for donors to cover them, resulting in a lost opportunity to raise more and provide donors with full transparency. Certain features also require PayPal Business for use, which starts at $30/mo.
Givebutter normally also offers transaction fees lower than 5%, but on Givebutter over 95% of donors voluntarily cover the fees when donating, resulting in an average overall fee to fundraisers of just 0.5% - the lowest in the industry. However, now through December 31st Givebutter is WAIVING platform fees!
✔ Accepts Venmo
PayPal serves as the default donate button for many groups, teams, and nonprofits, and for good reason: their fees are among the lowest in the industry. However, PayPal's donation form is missing key functionality, customization options, and fee transparency, which actually results in at least a 2% higher fee than you would experience using Givebutter (see "Pricing" section below).
Givebutter offers a simple yet powerful donation form for collecting donations, dues, and other payments, which you can embed right your website as a donate button/form or host on Givebutter.com. This same form powers payments all across the Givebutter platform, and can be fully customized to meet your payment processing needs (including Venmo).
✔ Beautiful, donor-centric pages
✔ Add GIFs, drawings, images to donations
✔ Personalized pages with leaderboards
Doesn't offer support for fundraising pages. 💔
Givebutter offers fundraising pages that place a big emphasis on the supporters behind a fundraising page, which creates a living, breathing campaign experience full of stories and creative messages of support. Givebutter is fully optimized for team and group fundraising which allows for individual members to join campaigns, customize their pages, and easily receive credit for donations they help bring in. These same pages are the foundation for Events, which we will cover next.
✔ Sell unlimited paid and free tickets
✔ Ask for optional donations on top of each ticket and from those who can't attend
✔ Add event details such as Google Maps, Add to Calendar button, etc.
Doesn't offer support for selling tickets to events.
Givebutter makes it dead-simple to sell tickets to Livestream and in-person events. With Givebutter, you can encourage attendees to add donations to their ticket purchases, and allowing you to still collect donations from people who can't attend. Additionally, events on Givebutter come with every fundraising feature built-in, so you have the option to set a fundraising goal, invite your team to create personalized fundraising pages, engage with donors and attendees in the supporter feed, and more.
✔ Make custom receipts and engage donors from dashboard
✔ Track donors over time
✔ Integrate with 1,000+ third-party apps
✔ Track donors over time
✔ Integrate with select third-party apps
PayPal has improved reporting and tracking functionality in recent years for donation collection. However, most groups and organizations need more robust reporting.
Givebutter provides a suite of backend tools not on PayPal that are particularly useful for groups, teams, and nonprofits. On Givebutter you can invite and manage roles for unlimited members, customize donor receipts, easily withdraw funds via bank deposit or paper check, and integrate with thousands of third-party apps such as Mailchimp and Salesforce. The most important distinction between the Givebutter and PayPal dashboards is that Givebutter helps you not only track donations but manage donors, members, fundraisers, and even chapters if you have them.
Learn more about Givebutter's free all-in-one platform for long-term online fundraising success.
✔ Accept Venmo
✔ Transparent Fees
✔ Form Customization
The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.
Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.