Create unique keywords, send and receive unlimited texts, and empower donors to give directly from their phones by texting a memorable 5-digit shortcode—all completely free with Givebutter.
Raise more through unlimited text donations
Create custom keywords for your donation forms, fundraising pages, and events, and enable supporters to give by texting a simple shortcode—a five-digit phone number. Supporters will receive a secure link to your campaign, where they can learn more about your mission and contribute to your cause.
Appeal to mobile-first donors
Unlike text-to-give platforms—where donors give a predetermined amount and receive a charge through their phone bill—text-to-donate allows donors to give in a more personalized way. Donors can explore your customized campaign page and choose their donation amount and favorite way to pay—including Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and more.
Take fundraising events to the next level
You can include your text-to-donate keyword on printed marketing materials, flash it on-screen during livestream events, or project it at in-person events using live display. All mobile donations are instantly added to your campaign goal bar, so you can build momentum in real time as donations come in.
Text-to-donate gives you a direct line to supporters
Customize every part of the text-to-donate experience—from keywords and campaign descriptions to suggested donation amounts and frequencies.
Fast, secure, and mobile-optimized, Givebutter campaigns look great on any device. A modern, intuitive flow and automated email receipts make for a seamless donation process.
Understand how well your text-to-donate campaign is doing with detailed conversion tracking that reports how many donors text your keywords and the total donations collected.
We use Givebutter's text-to-donate feature extensively. Most other platforms have stepped away from offering shortcode or texting functionality altogether. Givebutter's donate by text feature has allowed us to make donating easy for our supporters and meet them right where they're at with a simple, easy-to-remember number and campaign-specific keywords.
How to set up text-to-donate
Sign up for a free Givebutter account
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Create your campaign and keyword
Set up a donation form, fundraising page, or event (text-to-donate works with every kind of Givebutter campaign!). Then, create your unique text-to-donate keyword and connect it directly to your campaign.
Share your text-to-donate keyword
Supporters will text the keyword you create to 53-555 and receive a secure link to your campaign where they can donate in just a few taps. Want to see it in action? Text “DEMO” to 53-555 to try it out for yourself!
Start using text-to-donate with Givebutter
More than just a text-to-donate platform
Givebutter goes beyond text message donations for nonprofits. When you sign up for a free Givebutter account, you get access to all of Givebutter’s best-in-class fundraising solutions.
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