Causeview vs. Classy

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Causeview
Score 2.0 out of 10
N/A
Causeview aims to make donor management simple. This solution is built on the Salesforce.com platform and according to the vendor, this provides users with best in class fundraising, events, volunteers and payment processing tools on top of the world’s most popular CRM.
$60
per user
Classy
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Classy is a fundraising platform that supports direct giving and peer-to-peer fundraising, recurring donations, and event management. Classy offers nonprofits the tools to provide the right experience to the right donor at the right time. Classy gives nonprofits access to customizable campaigns, best-in-class integrations, and an expansive library of resources including always-available care agents and hands-on fundraising coaches. Together, the vendor states that Classy and…N/A
Pricing
CauseviewClassy
Editions & Modules
Causeview
$60
per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CauseviewClassy
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredOptional
Additional DetailsIncluded at no extra cost: support, unlimited access to the Causeview Knowledge Base, online training and Causeview Community Forum, online donation, event registration and volunteer sign-up forms, and ActionPages. Integrated iATS Payment Processing starting at 2.95% + $0.21 / transaction. Minimum 3 users.
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User Ratings
CauseviewClassy
Likelihood to Recommend
2.0
(2 ratings)
8.7
(53 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.9
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
CauseviewClassy
Likelihood to Recommend
Causeview
I think Causeview is well suited for those who are looking to track revenue and donor information in the same place. It is good to have your database with all of your contacts integrated with the same system that you use to process things such as donations and event registrations, so it saves time and we don't have to maintain separate systems for our development work and our other revenue-generating strategies. We also use reports to pull up information about donors and use that information for fundraising -- for example, donor history and things like that.
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Classy.org
Well suited for organizations with large fundraising programs or many recurring donors, especially those who have the staffing to devote to reporting and fundraising data analysis. Variety of payment options is good for mobile-first or younger audiences who may be taking more frequent advantage of payment methods like Venmo and Apple Pay. Most useful if it is used in tandem as an event registration/event hosting platform (Classy Event Registration or Classy Live) as attendee data and fundraising is kept in a single place. Less appropriate for smaller organizations, or folks that will not be doing crowdfunding/peer-to-peer/events. There are other platforms that do standard donation pages well that have fewer bells and whistles but are accordingly cheaper.
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Pros
Causeview
  • Causeview's support team is mostly helpful and quick to respond.
  • Causeview integrates event registrations within Salesforce.
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Classy.org
  • The Classy platform is easy to use, both for the staff and our volunteer fundraisers
  • It's easy to build a great looking fundraising page
  • Classy support (particularly chat and phone) are attentive and responsive. Every one there is smart and nice!
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Cons
Causeview
  • Event registration and donation pages could be better designed - not up to par with sites such as Eventbrite
  • I would like to have the option for people to register with more than one e-mail address instead of creating a duplicate record each time someone uses a different e-mail.
  • Some of my coworkers find Causeview confusing to use or difficult to find information.
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Classy.org
  • Campaigns lack customization options which can be limiting- while you can add code to make some changes, there is a basic framework that you can't always override.
  • Slow to roll out some donor payment options like Venmo.
  • Not inexpensive price point and on an annual contract, so the software is definitely an investment.
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Usability
Causeview
No answers on this topic
Classy.org
VERY easy to use, but lacks flexibility. But very easy to learn and master, even for someone with technical skills. They offer live chat which is a great help for on-demand support. At higher call volumes, you may wait 10 minutes, but I’ve never waited for more than that and the support if 90% of the time very helpful.
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Support Rating
Causeview
Causeview's support is a lone bright spot. They are often quick to respond. They are generally helpful, although brief in their answers and explanations. I would appreciate more detailed answers to technical problems, but I do appreciate their support's problem solving ability
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Classy.org
Classy's team was very helpful as we transitioned over, and helped us get everything set up quite easily. The few times we've had issues or questions, their online chat feature has been a quick way to get answers. On Giving Tuesday last year, the site went down, but Classy was quick with communication to its clients and had the problem resolved in about an hour. I know that if we have any problems or questions, the company and its team will be responsive and helpful. That makes a difference to me and our small team. We don't have time to troubleshoot or stay on hold for a long time waiting for support.
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Alternatives Considered
Causeview
I did not personally select Causeview for my organization, but I have found it easy to use in comparison with other similar systems. The fact that Causeview can be added to Salesforce, and hop on our existing database, is very important to us and is one of the main reasons we continue to use the service.
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Classy.org
I have not used any other platforms like Classy. Given I came into this organization after Classy was already chosen, I was pleased with how easy it was to learn the platform and how user-friendly the entire thing is. Although I haven't used any other platforms like it, I would highly recommend it.
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Return on Investment
Causeview
  • Negative: expensive per-license fee with no discount for added users.
  • Negative: unreliable servers that host donate pages.
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Classy.org
  • This has been nothing but positive. We use the basic version so there is no fee associated with it other than a percentage of each transaction. So everything that comes in is added revenue where the only investment is staff time, but there is no monetary investment.
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ScreenShots

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Classy Screenshots

Screenshot of Campaign Designer: Campaign pages can be used to collect one-time or recurring donations through a customizable, mobile-responsive web page optimized for conversion.Screenshot of Peer-to-Peer: Mobilizes supporters with tools to fundraise on a nonprofit's behalf.Screenshot of Classy Live: Powers events of any size and location with an event fundraising platform that unites donors around a customized experience.Screenshot of Recurring Giving: To build a reliable revenue stream and appeal to more donors for ongoing support.Screenshot of Embedded Donation Forms: Maximizes conversion and revenue on websites using a form built for performance.Screenshot of Crowdfunding: To tell a story and inspire support for a cause with conversion-optimized crowdfunding campaigns.