Blackbaud Online Express vs. OneCause

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Blackbaud Online Express
Score 7.8 out of 10
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With Blackbaud Online Express' online fundraising & donation software, users can create unlimited donation forms and send and track email communications. Plus, this simple, smart, cloud-based tool is integrated with the Fundraising and CRM solution, Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®. Blackbaud Online Express enables users to create and send mobile-responsive emails. Reach constituents quickly with pre-designed, mobile-friendly email templates created specifically for…N/A
OneCause
Score 9.3 out of 10
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OneCause, headquartered in Indianapolis, offers their fundraising solutions supporting mobile bidding for auctions or peer-to-peer giving, Text2Give, and support for ticket sales for fundraising events. OneCause pricing plans support various service levels, including feature breadth for large giving organizations or smaller entities.N/A
Pricing
Blackbaud Online ExpressOneCause
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Blackbaud Online ExpressOneCause
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Blackbaud Online ExpressOneCause
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Blackbaud Online Express

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OneCause
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Blackbaud Online ExpressOneCause
Small Businesses
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.3 out of 10
Bloomerang
Bloomerang
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.3 out of 10
Bloomerang
Bloomerang
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Blackbaud CRM
Blackbaud CRM
Score 7.4 out of 10
Blackbaud CRM
Blackbaud CRM
Score 7.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Blackbaud Online ExpressOneCause
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(13 ratings)
9.5
(100 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(88 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(5 ratings)
9.7
(89 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Blackbaud Online ExpressOneCause
Likelihood to Recommend
Blackbaud
For 100% tax-deductible donations, I 9.5/10 recommend Blackbaud Online Express. The only thing is that it does not charge debit cards automatically, so I have to do it myself. Using Blackbaud Online Express forms for events gets more complicated. The way events work in Raiser's Edge in general is already complicated, so maybe it's more on Raiser's Edge than it is Blackbaud Online Express.
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OneCause
The OneCause auction platform works well for events of seemingly varying sizes (we are a mid-sized organization, but it seems to scale well). You can run a variety of things within the platform (live auction, silent auction, fund appeal, raffle, etc.), but one should be aware that there are limits to the software and we were forced to worked around these limitations.
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Pros
Blackbaud
  • Online donation forms are easy to create and place within our existing website. The donations received are easily transferred into our Raiser's Edge database.
  • Creating email communications for our constituents is very simple to achieve in Online Express and the statistics provided are very helpful to see what our constituents are clicking on.
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OneCause
  • Easy online bidding process for our participants (especially using the older software).
  • Detailed tracking and organization for our auction staff to manage everything in one place.
  • Excellent and proactive customer service in the months leading up to the event and in-person at the event itself.
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Cons
Blackbaud
  • It does have some "quirks." It can be a little tricky to process the batch until you have done it a few times.
  • I had a problem finding a constituent yesterday - he was purchasing a program ad for an event - that I knew was in the database. It turned out that he had been marked inactive, and so apparently wasn't included in the search results.
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OneCause
  • Options to personalize the text descriptions used in the registration process. Some of the wording is confusing and there's no option to edit those text boxes.
  • The set-up for the silent auction options is not exactly the easiest to follow for new users. Having some concrete examples or use cases to consult when first setting up would be helpful.
  • It would be great to have a "check for errors" functionality when you're going through the auction set-up. For example, for some reason when our live auction was set up, two items didn't have "Apply Sales Tax" checked and so they got erroneously listed without the sales tax. Given that ALL the other items had sales tax applied, it seems like it should be easy to have something run in the background that flags potential errors for review.
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Likelihood to Renew
Blackbaud
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OneCause
It is ultimately not my call, and we are switching Donor CRMs/fundraising platforms so not sure what that will mean for OneCause.
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Usability
Blackbaud
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OneCause
I give it this rating because when I first started using OneCause, I was concerned it might be complicated and I could make mistakes that would negatively impact our organization. OneCause's usability has made me feel confident and stress-free in every event we use it for because it is easy to use.
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Reliability and Availability
Blackbaud
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OneCause
Support staff is there to help out and it is nice knowing there are available on event day as well
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Performance
Blackbaud
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OneCause
This feature is amazing. Nice to have reports immediately when the event (auction) is over
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Support Rating
Blackbaud
Customer service for all of Blackbaud's products has really lacked over the years. They are starting to get better in the last year but it can very frustrating. The online knowledge base community is the best resource for information. At times it can take hours for a customer sect even rep to help with questions or problems which is not at all ideal in this industry.
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OneCause
They have a fantastic tech support team who typically responds to your questions and concerns within minutes. They are available for emails, phone calls, and have also created videos that walked me through my problems. When you initially get started with their peer2peer platform, they provide you with a consultant whose job is to walk you through setting up your first campaign. You al so receive a specific to you Customer Success Manager who is there for any and all questions and will help you until you find the answers needed!
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In-Person Training
Blackbaud
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OneCause
Very thorough and made sure I understood the process. Staff were very patient as well listening to my questions and understanding certain procedures. As an older person, I can be scared of technology, but this process was very easy to understand and I feel very confident using it.
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Online Training
Blackbaud
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OneCause
Very thorough and nice to have a refresher when needed. Nice to see when I haven't used in a little while and refresh my mind how to update.
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Implementation Rating
Blackbaud
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OneCause
I don't know if my insights are key but I can say that implementation was done in-house without any outside support for the solution. The staff influencing the solution had very little technical expertise and ability as well which showed just how easily the software was to implement.
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Alternatives Considered
Blackbaud
Blackbaud Online Express is mainly used strictly because of its integration with Raiser's Edge. If a client uses Salesforce for constituent/lead management, other products can offer more flexibility in designing donation forms, email templates, etc. However, they all have their own negatives in Salesforce integration -- that is a whole other can of worms. While the Raiser's Edge integration of Online Express isn't perfect, it is relatively painless compared to the competition's Salesforce integration. Also, for NFP's, Blackbaud's NFP focused business model is a plus.
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OneCause
We had used GiveSmart in the past and had issues with connectivity during our event, when our contract was up we decided to investigate other platforms, we looked at more than just those 3, but can't recall the others. Givebutter - I absolutely LOVE Givebutter, so simple to use, but it does not offer an auction component and we didn't want to have 2 different systems to use. Classy - this platform seemed nice but extremely pricy and we still had to do "add-ons". We could not afford it. We went with OneCause in the end because of the simplicity, and training provided and wanted to give the product a try over sticking with GiveSmart. We are so happy to have made the switch.
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Scalability
Blackbaud
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OneCause
The product has everything I need
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Return on Investment
Blackbaud
  • Regardless of project or initiative, all fund-raising efforts are managed in one place for the entire organization.
  • Donor management is concise, thorough, and systematic - no individual or organization is overlooked.
  • Snapshot reporting of successful grant applications and fund-raising are readily available.
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OneCause
  • Once we joined OneCause for our event fundraising platform we never looked back. Each year we've experienced growth with not only the funds raised but also in the improvement of the event execution.
  • We've learned a tremendous amount for in-person fundraising success through the OneCause team and that has led us to explore virtual and campaign options.
  • The onsite event support has proven so valuable to our event success we have begun budgeting to have that same level of support at all our in-person events. The OneCause event team guides you well during the planning phase and then provides top-notch support and peace of mind the night/day of the event.
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ScreenShots

OneCause Screenshots

Screenshot of an example, creative peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns that can be launched, used for donate occasion campaigns, challenges of any kind, memorial and tribute programs, and year-round “DIY” fundraising programs.Screenshot of an example customizable event or online auction website for each fundraising campaign can be used to manage:  

- Online Auctions
- Ticket Sales / Sponsorships
- Donations Collections
- Sharing Event DetailsScreenshot of a Scoreboard, that can be projected at an event to highlight fundraising and engage audiences (both virtual and in-person).Screenshot of the OneCause Fundraising Platform, that eliminates the need for paper bid sheets to engage donors.Screenshot of a presentation of online Fundraising and Text2Give® helps nonprofits to reach new donors and fundraise all year long.