Bonterra Guided Fundraising vs. OneCause

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bonterra Guided Fundraising
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Bonterra Guided Fundraising offers a nonprofit fundraising suite of applications, with donor management features like intelligent tracking of donor readiness and targeted messaging.N/A
OneCause
Score 9.2 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
Bonterra Guided FundraisingOneCause
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Bonterra Guided FundraisingOneCause
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is based on how many contacts are imported into the Donor Management System. All packages have unlimited users, unlimited campaigns, unlimited peer-to-peer pages, unlimited emails and communications, and optional events and auctions. They all also include full support and complete data migration.
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Community Pulse
Bonterra Guided FundraisingOneCause
Considered Both Products
Bonterra Guided Fundraising
Chose Bonterra Guided Fundraising
For us, Bonterra Guided Fundraising offered the best overall bang for the buck. There were cheaper options that didn't over the features we needed and more expensive options that we felt didn't offer features as good as the ones we were seeing at Bonterra. For an overall option …
Chose Bonterra Guided Fundraising
Network For Good has been wonderful to use. I started one year ago and the system was already in place. I have used various CRMS over the past 15 years such as Goldmine, Siebel, and Salesforce. Network for Good compares very well. Record keeping and marketing campaigns are two …
Chose Bonterra Guided Fundraising
We chose NFG as it provided everything our organization needed in one platform.
OneCause
Chose OneCause
OneCause is the best event software I've tried yet in terms of supporting a number of auction related features. Our event has very specific needs and OneCause seemed to check enough boxes to fit those needs. I do think in an ideal world we would use an auction/event software …
Chose OneCause
It is extremely user-friendly and generates great reports. We have utilized Donor Pro, which is not on your list.
Chose OneCause
We believe OneCause is more user friendly and efficient for staff and guests at the event. Their customer service is also top notch.
Chose OneCause
I researched at least 15 other products before deciding on OneCause. Unfortunately, that was a few years back so I don't remember the names. However, I do know that I chose Once Cause because I believed that the user interface was attractive and simple. I wanted something that …
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Bonterra Guided FundraisingOneCause
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(123 ratings)
9.5
(99 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(5 ratings)
9.6
(6 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(2 ratings)
8.6
(87 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
3.0
(4 ratings)
9.7
(88 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.9
(2 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
Bonterra Guided FundraisingOneCause
Likelihood to Recommend
Bonterra
Specifically, the customer service is one of the best of any online service we have used. The staff is respectful and speedy, and I have never had any occasion to be disappointed in their help. The silent auction tool we have used for the past two online silent auctions has been excellent. We are about to use the new service. I've been working on setting it up, and so far, so good. We would really like to track our volunteers in Network for Good somehow. Not to do recruitment or volunteer forms, as we don't use public recruitment of volunteers for our use. However, volunteer hours are very important as we do fundraising and grantwriting, as they show our excellent relationship with the community. I'd like to be able to track the volunteer hours... especially if they are also donors. I sure would appreciate a REAL text-to-give, where it's not 10 numbers to text-to-give but just 6 or so. We have tried using this and the feedback we have gotten is "This isn't so easy." To be able to say: "Text MITTENS to 123456" is a lot cleaner than "Text MITTENS to 888-888-8888." Granted this is a small thing, but this is what people ask about.
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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
Bonterra
  • Top-notch customer service! The Network For Good team is responsive, genuinely courteous, and knowledgeable about the product.
  • Communication options are available for all donor preferences, from good old-fashioned direct mail to email, text, and video. And all are easy to use!
  • Creating forms for surveys and other data capturing is very easy, as is construction of reports on donors and donations for management use.
  • Love the format options and drag-and-drop functionality -- including embedding videos -- for newsletters and email engagements.
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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
Bonterra
  • Individual contact listing being required before the company or business causes some business to be dropped if the individual leaves the business
  • when you have a donor who donated both as a business and as an individual sometimes one or the other does not come up in the listing when you search for an amount for the year
  • FaceBook donations being identified by at least who did the fundraiser, not the donors. I do a birthday fundraiser every year for Caring Carroll and there is no indication that it came from me. The money comes in but we do not know where it came from who held the fundraiser.
  • The fact that the FaceBook donations go into our Network for Good database before we even have the money is confusing.
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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
Bonterra
We are still learning and rebuilding our nonprofit using this platform, so this year is a trial run to see how we can increase our network and our donations. So long as we are able to see a significant return on investment in terms of donations received through the platform, we will renew for next year.
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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
Bonterra
It's very easy to use and customizable.
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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
Bonterra
No answers on this topic
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
Bonterra
No answers on this topic
OneCause
This feature is amazing. Nice to have reports immediately when the event (auction) is over
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Support Rating
Bonterra
Bonterra customer service is slow and terrible. They take forever to address the actual issue, constantly making incorrect assumptions about the issue. I have spent more than 45 minutes on hold, just to speak with a customer service representative when the chat function was unable to provide assistance with my issue.
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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
Bonterra
No answers on this topic
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
Bonterra
No answers on this topic
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
Bonterra
NFG is great and the process was smooth. thank you.
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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
Bonterra
For us, Bonterra Guided Fundraising offered the best overall bang for the buck. There were cheaper options that didn't over the features we needed and more expensive options that we felt didn't offer features as good as the ones we were seeing at Bonterra. For an overall option that did more of what we wanted to do, Bonterra was the best choice for us.
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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
Bonterra
No answers on this topic
OneCause
The product has everything I need
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Return on Investment
Bonterra
  • We signed up with Network for Good in the fall of 2022 & had a last minute end of year giving campaign using videos we made in Network for Good & emailing them. We also used giving pages & listed a variety of giving amounts that a donor could select.
  • We experienced at least a 20% increase in giving.
  • Increase in our communication with donors because there are tools in Network for Good that make it easy.
  • Our organization looks more professional with the giving pages & it accommodates ways to give.
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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

Bonterra Guided Fundraising Screenshots

Screenshot of Guided Fundraising is a mobile friendly system built with the small and growing non-profit in mindScreenshot of Event ticketing and managementScreenshot of Mobile giving, text-to-give, and peer-to-peer fundraisingScreenshot of Donor communications in a variety of ways

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.