Spreading the dough for some true breadwinners

Givebutter Gives Back $35K to nonprofits on Giving Tuesday

To celebrate the changemakers who use Givebutter to make the world a better place, we donated $35,000 to verified nonprofits on Giving Tuesday!

Most Creative Campaign
5 recipients
Most Active Campaign
20 recipients
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How it worked

Set up a free Givebutter account

In order to participate, nonprofits needed to set up a free Givebutter account, verify their organization, choose how they wanted to fundraise on Giving Tuesday. They could create a donation form, fundraising page, fundraising event, auction, or embed a donate button directly on their website.

Nonprofit submitted their campaigns by November 27

Participating nonprofits could start accepting donations on or leading up to Giving Tuesday, but they must have raised at least $500 on Giving Tuesday and submitted their applications by 11:59 PM PST on November 27 to be considered for a donation from Givebutter.

We announced the donation recipients LIVE! 

Givebutter announced the most creative and most active campaigns during our webinar on December 5. Recording coming soon!

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Get inspired by successful Giving Tuesday campaigns

Giving Tuesday campaign examples

Most Creative Campaign 2022
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With a 12-hour livestream telethon on Giving Tuesday, this arts nonprofit raised more than $40K over their original goal toward funding their immersive, boundary-breaking installations across the globe. 

Most Creative Campaign 2022
Eat Butter. Save Lives.
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The Hope for PDCD Foundation melted hearts and raised thousands of dollars with their viral #EatButterGiveButter challenge fundraiser for gene therapy research for children fighting this rare disease. 

Most Creative Campaign 2022
Fill The World With Arts For Life
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Arts for Life engaged their supporters in the creation of an interactive digital mural as the centerpiece for their fundraising campaign to grow their programming for kids in North Carolina hospitals.

Most Creative Campaign 2022
Feed The Need
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Drexell & Honeybees Donations-Only Restaurant’s Giving Tuesday campaign page featured moving videos to tell the story of their ongoing mission of feeding hungry neighbors in their Alabama community.

Most Creative Campaign 2022
$7K For Our 7th Birthday
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Check out this not-for-profit movie theater in Connecticut that provides meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities. They celebrated their 7th anniversary in style on Giving Tuesday—and beat their fundraising goal!

Most Creative Campaign 2022
Unleash Your Generosity
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Not too shabby! The Monadnock Humane Society raised 288% of their Giving Tuesday goal, bringing in dozens of donations to save more homeless animals in their community.

Relive the best moments

Giving Tuesday 2023

We’ve got the full spread on the most legen-dairy Giving Tuesday yet, including our record-breaking 2023 totals and the breadwinning campaigns that received a slice of $35K from Givebutter Gives Back.

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Giving Tuesday 2022

Learn more about the incredible nonprofits that got a slice of $50K from our Givebutter Gives Back initiative and check out some of our favorite moments from this epic day of giving.

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Giving Tuesday 2021

See how we launched our first year of Givebutter Gives Back for Giving Tuesday and explore even more winning campaigns from changemakers across the country.

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Everything you need to know

Frequently asked questions

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity that brings out the changemaker in everyone. Since its inception in 2012, millions of people have embraced this day as an opportunity to take a break from holiday consumer spending and give back to their community.

Learn more about what Giving Tuesday is and how to get involved →

When was Giving Tuesday 2023?

Giving Tuesday always takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. This year, Giving Tuesday was on November 28, 2023. 

Start planning your most epic Giving Tuesday campaign →

What types of Givebutter campaigns are eligible for a donation?

Verified nonprofits that launch a Givebutter fundraising page, fundraising event, auction, or Givebutter-powered donate button or donation form embedded on their website are eligible.

To receive a donation from Givebutter, you must:

  1. Raise at least $500 by 11:59 PM PST on November 28, 2023.
  2. Submit your Givebutter campaign by 11:59 PST on November 27, 2023. You may only submit one campaign.
How are the donation recipients selected?

The 20 Most Active Campaigns will be determined by the number of unique donations processed on Givebutter on Giving Tuesday (November 28). There will be four donation rounds throughout the day: 6–10 am, 10–2 pm, 2–6 pm, and 6–10 pm EST. During each of these rounds, Givebutter will donate $500 to the five campaigns that received the highest number of unique donations within that specific time frame.

The 5 Most Creative Campaigns will be selected among the 20 Most Active Campaigns by a panel of judges and announced LIVE during our webinar on December 5. Judges will vote based on the best use of Givebutter features, effective storytelling, active supporter engagement, and overall creativity.

💡 Get expert advice: We’ll be sharing top tips and best practices for making your campaign the best it can be during dedicated Office Hours throughout the month of November.

I’m not a nonprofit—how can I participate in Giving Tuesday?

No matter who you are, there’s a place for everyone to unleash generosity this Giving Tuesday. If you're not sure where to start, here are a few Giving Tuesday ideas:

  • Donate: Find and support verified fundraisers on the big day. No donation amount is too small—even $5 a month can go a long way for many nonprofits. We’ve highlighted some incredible organizations on this page and will be sharing more inspiring campaigns in our newsletter throughout the season. Subscribe →
  • Join in the FUNdraising: Take it a step further and join in a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign to raise money on behalf of a nonprofit during Giving Tuesday. Multiply your impact and encourage friends, family, and coworkers to give to your favorite cause.
  • Volunteer: Check out the websites of local charities to see if there are opportunities to volunteer on Giving Tuesday, or explore VolunteerMatch for other groups that may need extra hands this holiday season.
  • Advocate: Many nonprofits share opportunities to advocate for their cause on Giving Tuesday, including contacting elected officials, signing petitions, or doing some grassroots organizing to help further their mission. Check your favorite charity’s website for any forms or templates that make advocating quick and easy. 
  • Spread the word: Find a cause you believe in and educate your community via social media, email, text, phone calls, or even over coffee about what they can do to join in and make a difference.

You can also explore the official GivingTuesday website for additional resources and even more ways to make the world a better place this Giving Tuesday and beyond.