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Score 5.3 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CharityEngine

CharityEngine has the POTENTIAL to be a good CRM, but both unresponsiveness to the more complex problems go unresolved for months at a time. Employee turnover is huge, which is likely because upper management is doing nothing to solve the internal problems. I would NOT recommend this CRM at this point.While CharityEngine does allow reasonably robust storage and querying of data if you plan to send emails through your CRM, look elsewhere. CharityEngine's framework is clunky and counter-intuitive, in addition to frequently just not working at all.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Classy

Classy is a great product overall. I gave it only a rating of 7/10 because its utility will vary depending on what your needs are and what kind of org you are. Also, depends on the CRM it integrates to if it does integrate. They have many different integrations. We have the Salesforce integration for Classy which has several issues. I would say their Salesforce integration is not fully matured yet.
If you do not have any integrations to worry about I would give Classy 10/10.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CharityEngine

  • Allows users to create unique queries to generate targeted data.
  • Allows the entry of addresses from all around the world, not just US addresses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Classy

  • 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!
Cindy Hollister | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CharityEngine

No answers on this topic

Classy

  • The simplicity of Classy's campaign design editor also means it isn't as customizable as I'd like it to be. There are times when I wish I could change something that is embedded in the template.
  • Like all online platforms, there are occasional glitches that occur with Classy. For example, there have been times when our Salesforce connector pushes data in incorrectly or is missing. This is usually addressed fairly quickly.
  • One feature that is especially difficult for our organization to manage is that we always provide our donors the ability to mail in their credit card information for us to process. This only becomes an issue when we do not have an email address for the donor because Classy and Salesforce use a donors email address to distinguish users. Therefore, when we use a generic email from our organization for that donor sometimes records get crossed or edited automatically.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CharityEngine

CharityEngine 4.0
Based on 1 answer
There are a lot of frustrating things about the general usage of CharityEngine. It syncs with a nine-digit zip code database, but doesn't automatically populate exportable fields with this data - it must be manually requested for each record. Buttons that allow a user to quickly move to a specific area of the data in a customer record frequently stop working after updates; are found by users and reported, and then take a month or longer to be fixed. A clunky and counter-intuitive "creative" database frequently fails completely and is always slow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Classy

Classy 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CharityEngine

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Classy

Classy 9.9
Based on 6 answers
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.
Emily Westergaard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CharityEngine

No answers on this topic

Classy

We chose to go with Classy because we needed something simple to set up for peer to peer fundraising without an upfront investment fee. We didn't need customization or bells and whistles and we were able to get the fundraising site set up and running in about a week. Ultimately the hope is that we grow such that we can look at investing in a larger platform that allows for more customization and is more of a CRM database, but for now, Classy was perfect to get us off the ground.
Daniella Dowiak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CharityEngine

  • CharityEngine has allowed our organization to grow in the past few years, but it has not kept up with industry trends and avoids making changes and updates requested by users.
  • Our overall business objectives cannot be met with CharityEngine alone. We must export data and use other applications to generate the data we need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Classy

  • Over the past 2 years our organization, events, and programming has grown roughly 135%. Using Classy daily helped us to achieve that.
  • The platform has helped us identify ongoing or sporadic supporters that we can engage further with to turn into top supporters.
Mark Hackett | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CharityEngine

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Classy

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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