Guide to Donor Badges

In this article:
1. How to earn a badge
2. Viewing badges in your account
3. Sharing badges


Donor badges are a new feature as of September 21, 2021 that allow you to celebrate your achievements as an ActBlue Express user! ActBlue Express users earn badges when they take different actions or reach organizing milestones. Log into your ActBlue Express account to view the badges you’ve earned as well as the badges you have yet to earn.


How to earn a badge

There are currently twelve donor badges you can earn through your ActBlue Express account. Each badge is earned by completing a different action:

  • Grassroots Giver – Create an ActBlue Express account
  • Committed Contributor –  Add payment information to ActBlue Express account
  • Cause Champion – Donate to a 501(C)(3) nonprofit 
  • Awesome Advocate – Donate to a 501(C)(4) nonprofit
  • State Supporter – Donate to a state candidate
  • Local Leader – Donate to a local candidate
  • National Changemaker – Donate to a federal candidate 
  • Sustaining Supporter – Make a recurring donation 
  • Team Tandem – Donate on a Tandem form 
  • Community Fundraiser – Create a community form
  • Movement Builder- Get at least five people to contribute on a community form
  • Early Energizer – Donate to a political candidate at least 12 months before Election Day 2022 (11/8/22)

Every pre-existing ActBlue Express user will start out with the Grassroots Giver badge when the badges launch on September 21, 2021. If you also saved your payment information to your account before the badges launched, you will also receive the Committed Contributor badge. All other badges will be awarded moving forward from September 21, 2021.

If you change the email associated with your ActBlue Express account, you will not lose your badges. However, if you create a new ActBlue Express account with a new email, you will start fresh with that account, meaning none of your badges from previous accounts will be moved over. 

Viewing badges in your account

All badges can be found in your ActBlue Express account. To see your badges, make sure you are logged into your account. Click on the Account menu in the upper right and select “Badges” from the dropdown. 

Your recent badge achievements will show up at the top of the Badges page in your account: 

To see all badges, earned and unearned, scroll down and make sure the dropdown menu is set to “Show all.”

Unearned badges will be grayed out until they are earned. Once a new badge is earned, it will appear in full color in your account.

After you take an action that earns you a badge, you will see an alert on the page asking you to claim your badge. View your badges by clicking the “Claim your badges” link. If you are not already logged into your ActBlue Express account, you will be directed to login to view your badges. 

Sharing Badges

You can share your donor badges just like you share your donations! To share your badges, make sure you are logged into your ActBlue Express account. Click on the Account menu in the upper right and select “Badges” from the dropdown. 

Your recent badge achievements will show up at the top of the Badges page in your account: 

Just click on the “Share” dropdown menu and select either Twitter or Facebook to share your badges directly with your networks!  

You will then be brought to the platform you selected to customize your message.


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