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Meet your donors where they are: on their phone. According to Nonprofit Source, 25% of donors make donations on their mobile device. Enable your supporters to give in seconds using a simple five-digit code. Send unlimited texts and have a direct line to your supporters.

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Make mobile giving effortless

Donors can give directly to your secure fundraising page by texting your unique keyword to 53-555.

  • Cater to supporters who want to easily give from their smartphones
  • Receive unlimited secure donations via text message for free
  • Accept everything, including Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, and credit cards
  • Create up to five unique keywords, like “Give2Habitat” or “HelpKids”
  • Easily track text-to-donate success with detailed conversion tracking and reporting
  • Mobile donations are instantly added to your campaign goal bars

In 2020, major US wireless carriers stopped allowing the use of shared short codes. Givebutter designed this innovative solution approved by the major US wireless carriers to offer this dedicated and convenient 5-digit short code for your supporters.

Top tips for sharing your Text-to-Donate keywords with supporters

  • Make your keyword visible. At in-person events, put signage on the walls, televisions, or business cards on tables that include your keyword and the phone number for donors to text: 53555. Volunteer sites and anywhere else your supporters will be are good places to make your keyword visible.
  • Include your keyword across different channels. Newsletters, annual reports, business cards, social media, videos, and direct mail pieces are all good places to share your keyword.
  • Have a dedicated call to action at your in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. Dedicate a chunk of time to verbally captivating your audience’s attention and encourage them to take out their phones and donate.
  • Make sure your keyword is easy to say. If you announce it to a group, it needs to be clear and simple enough for everyone to understand.

What was important to me was to choose a platform that I felt would be super user friendly and fun so our volunteers could put minimal work in but still get a lot out of it. That's when we found Givebutter, and we're so happy to have found it. I absolutely would love to use this platform again next year—even if we're in person—because I felt like it was so user friendly and fun and helped us spread the word so quickly. We're thinking that we’ll never go back to fully in person events; it may just be hybrid events from now on.

Kaitlin Casey

Vice President of Advancement

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Meet your donors where they are: on their phone. According to Nonprofit Source, 25% of donors make donations on their mobile device. Enable your supporters to give in seconds using a simple five-digit code. Send unlimited texts and have a direct line to your supporters.

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