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 10 one-time sponsorship tiers and 10 monthly tiers for sponsors to choose from. Each tier has its own one-time or monthly payment amount in US dollars, and you can choose to enable tiers for custom amounts. In addition, you can choose to enable tiers for custom amounts (monthly and one-time).

You can customize the rewards for each tier. For example, rewards for a tier could include:

  • Early access to new versions
  • Logo or name in README
  • Access to a private repository
  • Weekly newsletter updates
  • Other rewards your sponsors would enjoy ✨

Once you have published a tier, you cannot 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 Your 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. If you are setting up tiers for the first time, we recommend you review the suggested tier examples to see how some other open source contributors have set up GitHub Sponsors. Decide whether you want to start with some suggested draft tiers, which you can customize in the tier editor.
    • To use a suggested tier, select the rewards you'd like to include in your draft tier or tiers. Then, click Continue to tier editor.
    • To create tiers without using with any of the draft suggestions, click Skip this step. "Skip this step" option and "Continue to tier editor" button
  5. Optionally, to edit a draft tier, find the draft tier and click Edit. Edit button next to draft tier
  6. 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
  7. Type a price per month and description for the tier. Tier price and description text fields
  8. Click Save draft. Save draft button
  9. 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 Your 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

    Note: To see ideas of tier descriptions, scroll down.

  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 Your 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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