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Biggest Givebutter Update, Ever!

Givebutter is getting even butter. We're rolling out new fundraising tools to help you maximize your impact, and we're giving it all away completely FREE!

Max Friedman
September 8, 2021
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Please note that this blog post was originally published on 9/8/2021 and may contain outdated information. For the latest information on what Givebutter offers, please visit Givebutter's feature directory and pricing page.

Today, we are launching the world's first completely free, end-to-end fundraising platform.

But first, we should probably explain how we got here:

Custom branding on everything, our very own nonprofit CRM, the ability to send targeted messages to your supporters, and a lot more... all FREE! We've been busy.

Keep reading for the full scoop!

Our mission: Empower the changemaker in all of us 🌎

At Givebutter, we believe that there is a changemaker inside all of us, seeking to make the world a better place. Changemakers like you deserve access to the best fundraising tools, but too often there are barriers that get in the way. That is why we have created the best tools to help you have the most impact, and are giving them away for free. No more contracts, no more subscriptions, and no hidden fees—ever.

Free fundraising, forever 💫

Goodbye, Pro and Premium 👋

We are combining every feature we offer and including them with every Givebutter account—completely free, forever.

Hello, Custom Branding 🤩

All Givebutter accounts now have access to Custom Branding features across their forms, pages, events, emails, and tickets.

No more contracts, subscriptions, or paid plans 🙌

It's all included, and we are always adding new features.

An example of Custom Branded Pages on a Donation Form

Three new tools for you ✨

Raise combines all of the fundraising features you've already come to love on Givebutter with donation forms, fundraising pages, and events. We're just giving this collection of features its own name to distinguish it from the rest!

The biggest updates to Raise are 1) FREE custom branding for forms, pages, events, emails, and tickets, 2) new simplified campaign type names (details below), and 3) the new Raise name.

Track is the world's first free nonprofit CRM. With Track, all your supporter data can be streamlined in one place. It includes unlimited contacts, email logging, data cleansing, de-duplication, tagging, custom fields, timelines, stats, segments, and more. Import contacts and recurring donors from another system, or start from scratch. We'll automatically create and update contacts from activities such as donations, tickets, and emails, or you can manually log your own. Track is available in your dashboard starting today!

Engage: Send personalized emails, texts, videos, and more

If you've ever struggled to send targeted messages to your supporters based on their donation history, then you will love Engage.

With Engage, you can easily send personalized messages to any segment of your supporters via email, video, or text (coming soon). Connect your own email domain or use ours, and ensure your messages are always on-brand and personalized with your logo, brand color, mail merge fields, a WYSIWYG editor, and our powerful new Canva integration that will make your emails look incredible. Measure open/bounce/unsubscribe rates to improve your messages over time.

Engage will be rolled out over the coming months as we improve based on your feedback and will, of course, always be completely free. Starting today, you can use Engage to post Campaign Updates to your supporter feeds. For everything else, be sure to join the waitlist to gain full access to Engage by visiting the “Engage” tab inside your dashboard.

Meet your end-to-end fundraising platform. We bring together everything you need to successfully  raise funds, track progress, and engage with your supporters. Completely free.

The launch of Raise, Track, and Engage officially sets Givebutter apart as the world's first completely free, end-to-end fundraising platform. It's the same Givebutter you already know and love, plus a whole lot more (with 70+ new & improved free features!)

New simplified campaign type names 🙏

To make it even easier for you to quickly identify the appropriate campaign type for your fundraisers, we've updated the Raise campaign type names to be Form, Page, and Event (previously Collect, Fundraise, and Events):

Choose a campaign type: Form, Page, Event

There are no changes to pricing. All of these campaign types still have a 0% Platform Fee with Tips enabled. Alternatively, you can always turn off Tips and opt to pay a Platform Fee instead: 1% for Forms, 3% for Pages, and 5% for Events. We're happy for you to choose whichever option works best for your cause.

Givebutter Experts are here to help 🤝

We've built a network of experts to help you take your Givebutter fundraising campaigns to the next level! Search our Givebutter Expert Directory to find fundraising consultants, graphic designers, copywriters, videographers, and much more!

Givebutter Experts landing page

A world-class fundraising platform deserves a world-class website 🔥

You already love Givebutter, but have you shared us with your fundraising colleagues yet? Well, we're very proud to announce the all-new Givebutter.com that you can share with them! Learn about Raise, Track, Engage, pricing, and all 130+ Givebutter features in an engaging and fun way. As always, transparency, authenticity, and fun are baked into everything.

Website Screenshot

Phone Support - Coming Soon 🤙

In addition to world-class live chat and email support, we are so proud to be the first in our space to offer free phone support. Stay tuned, as this will be rolling out to select users starting in mid-October.

Fiscal Sponsorship - Coming Soon 🏦

Receive instant 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, tax-deductible donations, tax filing taken care of for you, and more—all at a fraction of the cost of traditional fiscal sponsors—thanks to our new partnership with Hack Club Bank. Interested? Learn more and join the waitlist.

A lot is staying the same 💛

Our platform is evolving, but our easy-to-use interface is only getting better with intuitive new features that anyone can sign up for and learn in minutes. Try it out!

Our marketing site is changing, but in a way that reflects an even clearer message to potential users about who we are, what we do, and why we do it. Take a look!

Our team is growing, but our fun-loving culture and commitment to impact are not going anywhere. Join us!

Thank YOU! 🚀

We're honestly floored by what our team has been able to accomplish, but nothing amazes us more than the incredible community of changemakers propelling Givebutter forward. We want to say thank you to every single person who has been a part of this amazing journey with us. YOU make this all possible!

Whether you've been with us since the beginning or are learning about us for the first time right now, we’re glad you’re here! Let’s make the world a butter place, together.

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