Affirm vs. GoFundMe Charity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Affirm
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Affirm, headquartered in San Francisco, offers their dynamic payment system for ecommerce, supporting payments broken out into installments to accommodate shopper preference.N/A
GoFundMe Charity
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
GoFundMe acquired CrowdRise in 2017 and offers it now offers GoFundMe Charity, based on the former product, a fundraising platform emphasizing the needs of non-profit organizations rather than individuals.N/A
Pricing
AffirmGoFundMe Charity
Editions & Modules
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Free
1.9% + 0.30 processing fees
per transaction
Flex
3% platform fees/2.2% + 0.30 transaction fees
per transaction
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AffirmGoFundMe Charity
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AffirmGoFundMe Charity
Top Pros
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User Ratings
AffirmGoFundMe Charity
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(4 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.9
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
AffirmGoFundMe Charity
Likelihood to Recommend
Affirm
We use Affirm with a Woocommerce/Wordpress website and there is a plugin that integrates Affirm for us. We also use a payment method plugin that limits Affirms availability only to products that they support. Generally, we have had a good experience with integration and payments from Affirm to us are consistent and timely. People finance guitars, pedals, and amplifiers and it offers us a way to reach a customer base that may not otherwise purchase from us.
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GoFundMe
GoFundMe is well suited for personal appeals where a story can be told and donors feel an immediate result or effect. It is less appropriate for larger mass appeals that are not targeted directly to a specific cause. For example, not good for companies to ask for funding for operating expenses.
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Pros
Affirm
  • Easy installation.
  • Great customer service.
  • Painless pay as you go software.
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GoFundMe
  • Peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Fundraising pages
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Cons
Affirm
  • We haven't had any issues as of yet, we are very happy with everything.
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GoFundMe
  • Need a clearer picture of your campaign status, especially around publishing (making it live).
  • Processing rates are not horrible but not great either - If we used our own processor our fees would be cut in half.
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Usability
Affirm
Easy to use, simple to integrate, especially if you are using Shopify Plus. Putting everything live and active was easy. We did have to do some simple HTML/CSS to make everything look the way that we wanted it to, but that was very easy and something that we did in house. If you can do some simple style work, you won't have any issues at all.
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GoFundMe
GoFundMe is very easy to use and does a great job allowing us to share insights and stories to leave a lasting impression on donors. From setting up the account to ending the appeal, the entire process has been very user-friendly. I'm very impressed with the experience so far and plan to continue using it for future campaigns.
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Support Rating
Affirm
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GoFundMe
Crowdrise has been great with their customer support. They have always been helpful and available. They also have several resources on their website that has been useful to other areas of our non-profit. Their relatability has been positive for us and has made us feel taken care of and considered.
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Alternatives Considered
Affirm
We have not used any payment plans before, this was the first for the company.
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GoFundMe
Since GFM was selected for us I can't give the rationale behind that. However, I do think that Qgiv and Salsa are more internally user-friendly and provide at least the same amount of functionality. That being said, the other two (I think) require CRMs to use whereas GFM can just integrate with others, making it a better choice for one-off campaigning.
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Return on Investment
Affirm
  • Higher average order value.
  • Mores sales.
  • Better user experience.
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GoFundMe
  • Brought in new donors from outside our solicitation area.
  • Appeals to younger audiences.
  • Great way to include client testimonials and stories.
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