The right software should alleviate the stress of planning fundraising events—not be the cause of it.
No one has embodied this notion quite like Givebutter—the free, all-in-one fundraising and event management platform for nonprofits that has secured top ratings on G2 and is known for walking the talk when it comes to reliability, user-friendliness, and impact.
We’ll explore what has led so many nonprofits to hop on the Givebutter bandwagon and never look back, with a spotlight on some standout features of the platform’s bread and butter: fundraising events.
Five features to take your in-person fundraising events to the next level
Spend just a few minutes exploring Givebutter’s fundraising events, and you’ll start to see why thousands of nonprofit professionals have been melting over this platform. These five built-in features are making it easier than ever for changemakers to raise more at fundraising events in person and online.
1. Fundraising event pages that pop 🎉
Whether you’re planning a fundraiser that’s in-person, hybrid, or fully virtual, you need an engaging event page that serves as a one-stop shop for everything your community needs to participate and contribute to your success.
With Givebutter’s customized fundraising pages, you can seamlessly integrate event registration and storytelling into one fully branded hub where everyone can find event details, buy tickets, make donations, bid on auction items, and tune into your livestream—all in one place.
Event pages on Givebutter can also display supporters’ personalized peer-to-peer and team fundraising campaigns connected to your event, and every page has an interactive supporter feed where ticket holders and donors can leave messages of support in the form of comments, pictures, and GIFs. You can also comment right back!
2. Expansive ticketing options 🤩
Givebutter’s fundraising event software provides unlimited free and paid ticket types as well as promo codes—each with customized quantities. And with editable fields, event organizers can collect the information they need from their audience.
Adding a “Can’t Attend? Donate!” button to your event page empowers your supporters to make a contribution even if they can’t participate in the event itself. With optional donation upsells, you can also encourage ticket buyers to give as much as they can to support your mission.
With this functionality, you don’t need to rely on an external event site like Eventbrite (or pay for the extra service fees!).
3. Auctions made easy ✨
Fresh out of the oven, Givebuter auctions is already one of the highest-rated nonprofit auction platforms on G2 since its launch in 2022. Whether you’re including a silent auction as part of a larger fundraising gala or featuring it as the main event, Givebutter’s free auction tools are a breeze for both fundraisers and donors to navigate.
For in-person and hybrid events, mobile bidding features like automatically generated QR codes give your attendees the power to place bids right from their smartphones—no handwritten bid sheets necessary. Instant notifications keep everyone engaged in the excitement, and real-time updates make naming your winners and collecting payments as smooth as butter.
4. Mobile app📱
Auctions aren’t the only thing going mobile. With Givebutter’s new mobile app, built for both iOS and Android devices, you and your team can now scan and manually validate tickets and check in volunteers in person—not to mention collect donations with just the tap or swipe of a card.
With the Givebutter app, you can also look up supporter info, track your progress toward your goals, and see donations come through in real time, all from your mobile device.
5. Live display 👏
Yet another mobile-friendly tool that can elevate your in-person events is live display, which showcases key details of your fundraiser on any projector screen, TV, or tablet in your event space.
Your attendees get a front-row seat to all incoming donations in real time (with confetti!), and an optional goal bar helps build live momentum toward your fundraising goal. You can also include Text-to-Donate and Scan-to-Donate info up on the big screen to encourage mobile giving on the spot.
Sign up for your free Givebutter account today, and see how effortless it can be to make the switch and start raising more in just a few minutes. Or, watch the FREE Givebutter training at Nonprofit Library.
Reliable event software made for changemakers
Givebutter is an end-to-end fundraising solution that brings together everything nonprofits need to create and manage successful fundraising events, track donations and donor info, and facilitate donor stewardship.
The best part? Every Givebutter feature is completely free to use. Givebutter is built on the belief that nonprofits of every size should have access to world-class fundraising tools, not just the big guys.