Giving Tuesday and a gift for you 🎁
With the holidays right around the corner and Giving Tuesday flooding your inbox, we decided that now would be as good a time as any to announce a couple gifts of our own...
While it's definitely not as cool as Momma Weasley's homemade sweaters, we still think it's pretty magical ✨ So, starting this week, we are moving these three highly-requested features over to Givebutter Base – our completely free plan with the very same transparent, industry-low fees and features you already know and love.
You may remember that we launched Givebutter Pro just a few months ago with each of these three features, including Text-to-Donate, as core tenants of the paid plan. Well, in the months since we have heard from hundreds of leads, users, and Pro subscribers – and suffice to say, we learned so much. Without anyone explicitly stating it, we concluded the biggest lesson of all was actually the most obvious one in hindsight: we strayed away from our mission.
Our mission is to inspire, educate, and equip people with the best tools possible to help them change the world, and we do this by building fundraising technology that's free, transparent, powerful and downright fun to use.
By restricting some of our most valuable features to users able to pay $99/month or more, we were limiting access to best-in-class fundraising tech for so many – which is why today, we're removing this barrier forever.
A new direction for Givebutter Pro 🌟
Givebutter Pro: Your brand + Our team.
Now, when considering Base vs. Pro, you only have to think about two things:
- Do I want to replace Givebutter's brand with my own?
- Do I need higher levels of service/support?
That's it! If you are looking for a best-in-class, turnkey fundraising solution, you'll always be able to take advantage of every feature on Givebutter at no cost whatsoever by signing up for Givebutter Base. However, if you answered "yes" to either of the questions above, then upgrading to Givebutter Pro might be a smart move. Here's what you get:
🏷 Custom Branded Emails: Put your logo front and center with all-new branded receipts, branded tickets, and branded donor invites.
💛 Priority Support: Extended office hours (8am-8pm EST M-F), priority status (your messages go to the top of our inbox), scheduled phone/video support, guaranteed same-day response times during business hours, and 24-hour response times on weekends and holidays.
🏅 Onboarding Package: Tell us about your use case and we'll show you how to set it up in a way that makes the most of what Givebutter has to offer. Includes an initial setup call (~30 mins), troubleshooting call (~15 mins), and pre-launch campaign review (~15 mins).
🌿 First access to Beta features: Be the first to receive access to groundbreaking new features that are not yet available via the dashboard, such as Advanced Fundraising Formats.
Ready to sign up? Contact us for a limited-time holiday discount. ☃️
Plus, a sneak peek! 👀
Givebutter Premium is coming soon...
While Givebutter's many great features and Base / Pro offerings will do the trick for 99% of users, larger organizations may still require us to take things one step further. Givebutter Premium will exist for organizations who want a highly personalized experience on Givebutter — for some, that will mean white-labelling our technology, and for others, it may include custom features. The pricing for Premium is bespoke, so if you're interested in learning more please don't hesitate to contact us; we'd love to discuss your specific needs.
Giving Tuesday Roundup 💛
This November was our busiest month of all-time! We saw more campaigns raising more donations than ever before, and below we've highlighted just a handful of the many inspiring and diverse causes that were raising funds on Givebutter this Giving Tuesday:
💧 Lifetime Wells International is drilling NINE (originally 6) wells in Northern Ghana
🎓 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is engaging their young alumni
🏥 Matt Peterson is on the road to recovery with the support of family and friends
🍎 Faces in Between is launching SNACC, an after-school nutrition initiative
🎢 Dominik Walters Memorial Fund is building a playground in Dom's memory
🎽 East Lake Eagles Wrestling is reducing financial barriers to athletic participation
✋ Afi Health is helping children make informed decisions about their health
💵 BlackRock is piloting Givebutter for a company event supporting Atlanta's homeless
Our team is growing 🚀
If you sent us a message in the last few weeks, you may have seen some new faces around! Tori Meglio recently joined Givebutter as the first member of our Customer Success team, and Alvaro De La Torre just joined as the newest member of our Product team. Reply and say hi! 👋
And that wasn't the only thing growing at Givebutter last month... our co-founder and CEO Max Friedman just finished growing out his best stache yet for Movember – his 7th year doing so to raise awareness and funds for men's health. 👨🏼
That's all for now! Wishing you a great holiday season from all of us at Givebutter 💛