Hi! We are betterplace.org.

We are Germany’s largest donation platform.

Why we are good.

For Donors

Transparency

All organisations are requested to demonstrate a high level of transparency by providing detailed donation requests as well as proof of how those donations are being used. They also report about the progress of their project via photo and video.

Security

Donations made through betterplace.org are secure. Listed projects are registered as charitable, reviewed by us, and can be rated publicly.

Diversity

On betterplace.org, more than 20,000 projects from all over the world collect donations: These range from children’s aid, environment or animal protection to education, or development aid projects.

For Organisations

More Donations

We offer organisations broader reach by providing marketing campaigns, partner portals, and additional donations through our corporate partner solutions. Moreover, donors can set up permanent donations.

Non-Profit Status

betterplace.org is charitable and non-profit itself. We give our all for our social projects.

More Knowledge

Our team provides you with free and individual fundraising counselling via online tutorials, by mail, on the phone and in person in 11 German cities.

Why we can be good.

We are the largest online donation platform in Germany and build practical tools for online fundraising.

In our research department we analyse digital social trends. With this knowledge we make ourselves and the social sector more professional.
betterplace lab

With our help, businesses increase their social engagement together with their customers and employees.
Ideas for businesses

Our foundation is a non-for-profit corporation. Our stakeholders have invested in betterplace.org because they believe in our idea. Instead of profits, the return is something better: the priceless feeling that comes from doing something good.
View charter of gut.org (pdf)

How we finance ourselves.

Business Cooperations

betterplace Solutions develops and markets digital products that help businesses to improve their social involvement and impact.
See our offers for companies

Supporters

betterplace.org is being endorsed by dedicated supporters. These people share our vision of making the world a better place together.
See our supporters

Donations

betterplace.org is charitable. With your voluntary donation you can help us to uphold our platform and to cover costs such as rent, electricity, and staff.
Support us here

Transaction costs

Donations invoke costs (i.e. bank fees). In order to cover those costs, 2.5 % of every donation are retained by betterplace.org.
More information

betterplace.org is charitable and non-profit.

What we offer you.

  • Our tools make online fundraising easier and more effective.
  • Use our free tutorials to become an expert.
  • Or are you looking for volunteers? Get started!

Collect donations now
Find volunteers

“betterplace.org develops useful tools, gives us great advice, and really adds value to our organisation.”
Christian WiebeViva con Agua

  • Our expertise and tools allow your company to bring a modern approach to doing good.
  • We will show you how to employ social engagement to impress and excite your employees and your customers.

See services for companies

“betterplace.org’s expertise allows us to engage in a modern, contemporary way, and we see the results of our engagement.”Ulrike Gläslevdi nachrichten

You can collect donations together with your friends. It raises money for a good cause – and it’s fun! For example:

For your birthday
Running a marathon
Or another event or occasion.

„For my 20th birthday I wanted more than just presents – I wanted to make a difference! So I started a fundraising campaign on betterplace.org.“Julie SchnyderDonor

Donate money

On betterplace.org, you can donate money for specific items, such as school books. You will see how social organisations use your donation, and can even contact them. We pass along 100% of your donation, and with thousands of projects, you can find a perfect match for your interests.

Discover projects now

Donate time

As a volunteer, you can get directly involved and bring in your own valuable experience. Find a project that needs you.

Volunteer

We are always looking for people who want to make the world a better place and spread our ideas – as a part of our team, or as a volunteer ambassador.

Open positions

„As an betterplace.org ambassador I help social projects in Hamburg get onto the internet. It’s an important job, and it’s fun.“
Steffi TrabitzschAmbassador in Hamburg

Do you still have any question?
Get in touch with us!

Our origins.

Once upon a time:
Our story began in 2006 with the Breidenbach family. During a trip around the world, it became clear to them that small social projects, without a large marketing budget, also deserved to get attention. However, they were not the only ones to come up with the idea of a free, online donation platform. This is what happened when they met rugby player Till Behnke…

Read the story

What’s our take on transparency?

We think it’s essential! Promoting transparency is one of the basic concepts behind betterplace.org. That’s why we stipulate that all social projects collecting donations via our platform tell the community how those donations are being used.

The same goes for us too of course. You can read about how we use the funds at our disposal in the management reports contained in our annual statements.

Read annual statements

Apart from that we’ve not hesitated to sign the declaration of commitment that’s part of Transparency International’s Transparent Civil Society Initiative.
Read our ten transparency objectives

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