Alternative to Snap! Raise

Snap! Raise and Givebutter both help teams raise money - but which is more effective?

All comparisons are based strictly on publicly available information.
Last Updated:
March 16, 2021

Pricing Plan Comparison

✔ 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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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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Simply put, Snap! Raise's fees are absurd. The company's pricing is not listed online but you can check out this link for hundreds of comments complaining about its complete lack of transparency and outrageously high fees. Per-transaction fees are over 25% and the average campaign keeps 70% or less.

Givebutter, on the other hand, believes in being completely transparent. Normally, Givebutter offers fixed transaction fees lower than 5%, which over 95% of donors voluntarily cover, resulting in an average overall fee to fundraisers of just 0.5% - the lowest in the industry. However, for any campaign created now through December 31, 2020 Givebutter is WAIVING platform fees for for life! You might be wondering how this is possible. Essentially, Snap! Raise invests in its sales and training program cost by charging you more. Givebutter takes a more digital approach to save significantly in cost so that you aren't charged an arm and a leg in fees.

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!

Fundraising Pages

✔  Beautiful, easy-to-use pages

✔  Add GIFs, drawings, and images to donations

✔  Trackable team fundraising

✔  Personalized pages with video support

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Beautiful, easy-to-use pages 
Add GIFs, drawings, and images to donations

✔  Trackable team fundraising

✔  Personalized pages with video support

Snap! Raise is best known for its sports team crowdfunding. Their fundraising pages are mostly well-equipped to do so. However, the company really falls short in their donor experience.

Givebutter offers an all-around better user-experience than Snap! Raise. One of the main ways Givebutter has done this is by creating a live Supporter Feed filled with stories and encouraging messages to encourage more donations. Givebutter is fully optimized for team fundraising and allows for individual members to join customized campaigns, easily receive credit for the donations they help bring in, and even send scheduled emails to donors!

Learn more about Givebutter's fundraising pages and see a live demo here.

Donation Collection

✔  Accept Venmo

✔  Transparent Fees

✔  Form Customization

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Accept Venmo
Transparent Fees
Form Customization

Snap! Raise is primarily a crowdfunding platform, but it still lacks basic donation functionality across its site. 

Givebutter offers a simple yet powerful donation form for collecting donations, dues, and other payments. You can even embed it right into your website or host on This same form powers payments across the Givebutter platform and can be fully customized to meet your payment processing needs. Did you know? Givebutter is the only fundraising platform to integrate with Venmo, the leader in mobile payments.

Learn more about collecting donations 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 fundraising features like a goal bar, supporter feed, team fundraising, and much more

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Snap! Raise 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. This gives you the option of setting a fundraising goal, inviting your team to create personalized fundraising pages, engaging with your 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 you can collect donations from those who can't attend.

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

Long-Term Fundraising Success

✔  Track and manage donors, attendees, members, and fundraisers over time

✔ Upgrade to Pro tier for personal onboarding and support

✔  Withdraw funds at any point

✔  Invite unlimited users with distinct roles and permissions

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Track and manage donors, attendees, members, and fundraisers over time
Upgrade to Pro tier for personal onboarding and support
Withdraw funds at any point
Invite unlimited users with distinct roles and permissions

Snap! Raise is not built for long-term fundraising success. Every time you start a Snap-Raise campaign you are starting from scratch. Plus, it takes weeks for funds to arrive.

Givebutter stores every piece of data you collect in a secure central dashboard for you to access and utilize for future fundraisers. Givebutter provides a suite of tools not on Snap! Raise 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 such as Mailchimp, Venmo, Quickbooks, Google Sheets, and more.

Learn more about Givebutter's free all-in-one platform for long-term 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
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.
Sue Rosenstock
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!
Katherine Najera Villeda
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.
David Wong
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!
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.
Daniel Lowe
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.
Daphne Pariser
Humans for Education

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