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Attribute Ratings

  • Classy is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Classy

86%
50 Ratings
7.8

DonorScape

78%
2 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Classy

90%
1 Rating

DonorScape

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.9

Classy

99%
6 Ratings
6.9

DonorScape

69%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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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DonorScape by Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A)

DonorScape is well suited for wealth screenings when biographical information is in good form
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Pros

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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DonorScape by Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A)

  • Capacity rating
  • Philanthropic history
  • Board history
  • Career history
  • Real estate holdings
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Cons

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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DonorScape by Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A)

  • Ability to download large screenings easily.
  • Ability to interface with our CRM.
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Pricing Details

Classy

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Classy editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    DonorScape

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    DonorScape editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing is based on number of records, types of ratings returned, and professional services delivered.

      Usability

      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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      DonorScape by Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A)

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      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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      DonorScape by Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A)

      DonorScape support has improved over the last few years. They are generally on point, but I have had my fair share of issues that have resulted in disrupted business processes. As of now, they are doing a fine job.
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      Alternatives Considered

      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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      DonorScape by Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A)

      DonorScape appears to produce fewer false positives and format is user friendly.
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      Return on Investment

      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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      DonorScape by Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A)

      • DonorScape has helped us positively identify prospects who have turned into donors.
      • DonorScape has helped us make business decisions on hiring based on the number of prospects we have identified.
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