Certain Event Automation Software vs. Mobilize

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Certain Event Automation Software
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Certain is a leading provider of enterprise Event Automation software to Fortune 1000 companies. The vendor’s value proposition is that Certain gives users everything they need to plan events, engage attendees, and achieve sales and marketing results. The vendor says their software helps data-driven marketers and event professionals capture and integrate rich buying signals and attendee insights into omni-channel marketing campaigns to improve sales and marketing results and deliver credible…
$9,990
per year
Mobilize
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Mobilize is an events management and volunteer recruitment platform that connects mission-driven organizations and supporters. Mobilize boasts usage by 2,000+ campaigns, nonprofits, advocacy organizations, labor unions, and more, including Joe Biden (and 19 other Democratic presidential candidates), Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood, NARAL, NextGen America, DNC, DCCC, Sierra Club, Crooked Media, Oxfam, National Education Association (NEA), Service Employees International…
$0
5 users, 5 events
Pricing
Certain Event Automation SoftwareMobilize
Editions & Modules
Be Certain Essential
$9,990
per year
Be Certain Pro
$19,999
per year
Be Certain Enterprise
Contact
Limited Starter Account
$0.00
5 users, 5 events
Small organizations (starting price)
$100.00
per month
Mid-sized organizations (starting price)
$500.00
per month
Large organizations (starting price)
$2,000.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Certain Event Automation SoftwareMobilize
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Certain Event Automation SoftwareMobilize
Small Businesses
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.2 out of 10
OneCause
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.2 out of 10
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Whova
Whova
Score 9.0 out of 10
Whova
Whova
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Certain Event Automation SoftwareMobilize
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
6.8
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Certain Event Automation SoftwareMobilize
Likelihood to Recommend
Certain, Inc.
Certain is very well suited for any type of event or tradeshow that require specific fields from registrants and an automated email sequence to keep them engaged. It's less appropriate for one-off events, since setting up those pages can be quite complex if you're used to the types of Eventbrite/Sympla. If you don't really build event pages regularly, I'd recommend a software that's more simple, which should address what you need.
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Bonterra
Mobilize is very well suited to add processes around your non profit activities. Especially to host events and intimate your audience in real time about any new and upcoming events. It also automates the whole process to collect feedback from your audiences. Not so suitable to target new audience for your events.
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Pros
Certain, Inc.
  • Easy to use and create
  • Easy to pull reports once event has been sent to attendees
  • Great way to gather a lot of information
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Bonterra
  • Event RSVP.
  • Automated confirm emails/texts.
  • Integration w/ NGP-VAN tools (EveryAction, Votebuilder).
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Cons
Certain, Inc.
  • Dashboards: It's quite important for leadership to get a visual of what their event registrants look like (with graphs, for example). Now, Certain does not present a feature to create dashboards, so we have to export their reports and create our dashboards ourselves.
  • UX when setting up an event: Now this can be quite complex, as it's not as easy to use or intuitive. Many different tabs with many different sub-items can present a confusing experience for newcomers when building an event.
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Bonterra
  • Doesn't help provide top of the funnel audience.
  • Connecting like-minded people to mobilize crowd together for a common cause.
  • The insights can be more actionable.
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Alternatives Considered
Certain, Inc.
My company selected Certain and continues to use Certain because it is quick, easy, and efficient. We create up to 20 registration links a year and Certain allows us to create templates to copy and create annual event links very fast. I also love that there is someone there to speak to if I ever need assistance
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Bonterra
Before using Mobilize, we were handling confirmations using traditional organizing methods. By shifting to Mobilize, we freed up our organizers to focus on new volunteer recruitment and cut our flake rate significantly. We still use EveryAction from NGP-VAN, but we set up Mobilize to interface directly with that system via API.
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Return on Investment
Certain, Inc.
  • Certain helps to deliver a great customer experience, since it facilitates automatic email delivery and your company can keep them connected well before or well after an event.
  • Certain presents a wide variety of reports, which perfectly addresses any request for visibility coming from your organization.
  • Certain's configuration settings are quite complex, so our newcomers are not comfortable using the software at first.
  • In case you need a more visual representation of your audience, Certain, unfortunately, does not generate dashboards.
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Bonterra
  • My audience is more aware of upcoming schedule.
  • We get pin pointed feedback on our events.
  • Reduced the TAT to schedule events.
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ScreenShots

Mobilize Screenshots

Screenshot of Public-facing event signup pageScreenshot of Public-facing events feedScreenshot of Organizer dashboardScreenshot of Event creationScreenshot of Cross-promotion between organizationsScreenshot of Event and volunteer stats