Managing your sponsorship tiers

You can add a new sponsorship tier, or edit or retire an existing tier.

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About sponsorship tiers

You can create up to ten sponsorship tiers for sponsors to choose from. Each tier has its own monthly or one-time payment amount in US dollars and benefits, such as receiving early access to new versions or being featured in the project's README. In addition, you can choose to enable tiers for custom amounts (monthly and one-time).

Once you have published a tier, you can't edit the price of that tier. Instead, you must retire the tier and create a new tier. Existing sponsors will remain on the retired tier until they change their sponsorship tier, cancel their sponsorship, or their one-time sponsorship period expires.

The maximum price is US$12,000 per month.

Adding a tier

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click GitHub Sponsors. GitHub Sponsors button
  2. If a list of your sponsored and eligible accounts is shown, to the right of the account you want to manage, click Dashboard. Developer sponsors dashboard button
  3. On the left sidebar, click Sponsor tiers. Sponsor tiers tab
  4. To create a monthly tier, click Add a monthly tier at the right of the page. Alternatively, to create a tier for one-time payments, click One-time tiers and then click Add a one-time tier. Add a tier button
  5. Type a price per month and description for the tier. Tier price and description text fields
  6. Click Save draft. Save draft button
  7. Proofread your tier, then click Publish TYPE tier. Publish monthly tier button

Editing or retiring a tier

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click GitHub Sponsors. GitHub Sponsors button
  2. If a list of your sponsored and eligible accounts is shown, to the right of the account you want to manage, click Dashboard. Developer sponsors dashboard button
  3. On the left sidebar, click Sponsor tiers. Sponsor tiers tab
  4. To the right of the tier you want to edit, click Edit. Edit tier button
  5. Type a price per month and description for the tier. Tier price and description text fields
  6. Proofread your tier, then click Update. Update tier button
  7. To retire a tier, click Retire tier, then click OK. Retire tier button

Enabling tiers with custom amounts

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click GitHub Sponsors. GitHub Sponsors button
  2. If a list of your sponsored and eligible accounts is shown, to the right of the account you want to manage, click Dashboard. Developer sponsors dashboard button
  3. On the left sidebar, click Sponsor tiers. Sponsor tiers tab
  4. When you have at least one tier, you'll see an option to enable custom amounts above the monthly and one-time tiers. If you want to allow sponsors to set their payment amount, then select Enable custom amounts. Enable custom amounts
  5. Optionally, if you enable custom amounts you can set a default amount to display for the custom tiers. Specify a whole dollar amount and click Set default amount. Set a default amount

Disabling tiers with custom amounts

You can disable tiers with custom amounts by deselecting the Enable custom amounts option on the Sponsor tiers tab. If you disable custom amounts, all custom tiers are retired.

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