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Insights and stories from the team at Givebutter.

How one student is working to revolutionize pediatric patient education- one video at a time

Ari Krasner

July 17, 2017

Ahaana might seem like a normal college student living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She takes classes, goes hiking, and even lives in a fraternity part time. But she is far from your average student. In her spare time, she's working in the pediatric patient care space, where she has discovered a very real problem with far reaching implications. How is she doing this, you may ask? Introduce Pedi- Ed, the nonprofit she is launching with the goal of revolutionizing pediatric patient education.

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It's a Movement | Introducing Changemakers and the #Give Pledge

Max Friedman

November 17, 2016

When we started Givebutter eight months ago in our college dorm room, we knew that simply having the best fundraising product on the market wouldn't be enough. We interviewed hundreds of nonprofits, and quickly learned that younger generations simply weren't giving back like they used to...

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New Features Alert: Raise $1,000 with the click of a button, automate your campaign's success, & more

Liran Cohen

November 09, 2016

After speaking with our first hundred campaign organizers, we began to notice very specific trends. Campaigns that sent individual emails to potential donors, garnered a strong donor/support base early on, posted on Facebook regularly and changed their profile picture often had the most success - especially if done by an entire team.

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Givebutter Reviews

Team Givebutter

November 01, 2016

Read reviews and testimonials from a few of our favorite people and favorite campaigns.

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How to run a successful crowdfunding campaign from start to finish [GUIDE]

Team Givebutter

October 27, 2016

Crowdfunding isn't rocket science. There is a formula for success, and the purpose of this guide is to help you reach your fundraising goal no matter how big or small. Every fundraising campaign is different, but all successful ones have certain traits and strategies in common. We'll start from the very beginning, but be sure to look out for the bolded text for insider tips and tricks we see in every successful campaign.

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600 students in Honduras can continue attending school thanks to this inspirational nonprofit

Team Givebutter

September 27, 2016

Just weeks ago, 600 youth in Juticalpa, Honduras weren't sure where they'd be attending school this year. Their school, Centro de Educacion Basica Manuel Bonilla, had a roof that was in danger of collapsing at any moment. Fortunately, Katherine Najera Villeda, the Founder and President of De Manos Con Amor, took note and decided to do something about it. Less than a month after launching a fundraising campaign on Givebutter, Katherine singlehandedly raised $1,633 from 67 donors and was able to hit her $3,000 fundraising goal with the help of the incredible De Manos Con Amor team.

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8 Tips to Help You Fundraise Successfully for Anything In College

Ari Krasner

September 15, 2016

College fundraising is hard. Oftentimes students dread being tasked with fundraising because they see it as a chore that’s almost impossible to accomplish successfully while having to navigate the difficulties of class, finding the time to eat, and sleeping less than 4 hours daily - not to mention “midterms” that seemingly pop up every week. But fundraising doesn’t need to be hard. In fact, it can be quick, easy, and fun, but only if done right.

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Beyond Brilliance author Lucas Miller explains some of the secrets to better learning

Team Givebutter

August 11, 2016

We are so excited to introduce our first Favorite Project of the Month, Beyond Brilliance, a book by four UC Berkeley students about how we learn and how we can do it better. Our team sat down with Lucas Miller, the ambitious author behind the project, to learn more. Here's a short excerpt from our conversation.

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How to get young people excited about your nonprofit (hint: being a "modern" nonprofit has nothing to do with being modern)

Max Friedman

July 20, 2016

In my last two posts, I laid the groundwork for millennial giving. We've established that millennials don't care about your nonprofit, but at the same time they are a population essential to any organization's future. The purpose of this post is to give actionable steps that you can take to begin reaching and activating millennials on a consistent basis.

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Five reasons why my organization should invest time and resources on younger donors

Max Friedman

July 05, 2016

99.99% of all nonprofits are currently facing the exact same dilemma: their donors are aging. The average donor age for many nonprofits spans from 50 to 70 years old, and this number is increasing every year.

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Millennials don't care about your nonprofit

Max Friedman

June 27, 2016

Welcome to Givebutter. Founded by 3 college students caught somewhere between the Millennial generation and Gen-Y. Like many of our peers, we rarely, if ever, give money to nonprofits, student organizations, etc. Why? Well, it's complicated.

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