Classy vs. Flipcause

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Classy
Score 7.6 out of 10
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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
Flipcause
Score 3.9 out of 10
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Flipcause is a nonprofit fundraising management platform from the company of the same name in Oakland.
$125
per month
Pricing
ClassyFlipcause
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ClassyFlipcause
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
ClassyFlipcause
Considered Both Products
Classy
Chose Classy
I like to give users the choice in which fundraising platform most resonates with them.
Chose Classy
Classy has much more functionality and it is easier to set up the pages on the back end. They also make reporting much easier, and generally their tools are simpler to find and use. Their pages also look much more professional and we have more options in terms of customization …
Flipcause

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
ClassyFlipcause
Small Businesses
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.3 out of 10
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.3 out of 10
OneCause
OneCause
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Blackbaud CRM
Blackbaud CRM
Score 7.4 out of 10
Blackbaud CRM
Blackbaud CRM
Score 7.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
ClassyFlipcause
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(53 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.9
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ClassyFlipcause
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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Flipcause
Flipcause has been great for our organization and donors report good experiences using the platform. It has been fantastic for our annual fundraiser, as we can sell tickets, get volunteers to sign up, solicit donations, contact all ticket purchasers, and more very easily
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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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Flipcause
  • Flipcause has a great user interface for donors.
  • Flipcause sends customizable donation receipts.
  • Flipcause easily integrates with our website.
  • Flipcause has great customer service.
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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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Flipcause
  • The functionality is great, but setting up a fundraising campaign the first time can be time consuming and confusing. However, they have customer service staff who can help you or who will set up the campaign for you from start to finish.
  • You must click "save" each time you open a section of your campaign even if you haven't made any changes. This can be a bit annoying, but I suppose the feature is there to prevent changes from being lost or unwanted changes from being saved.
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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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Flipcause
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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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Flipcause
Flipcause has amazingly responsive customer support staff and "Success Teams." When you sign up, your Success Manager makes sure you have all the information and support needed to get up and running quickly and easily. Your Success Team will happily provide support on an on-going basis as needed, although we have not needed much support due to the easy-to-use interface
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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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Flipcause
We previously used Network for Good to process online donations and to sell event tickets, but Flipcause has proven much better at meeting our needs. I prefer the Flipcause interface and functionality, especially for event registrations. We have also used PayPal and PayPal Here to collect donations online and in person. While these are trusted and recognizable for our donors, they are only useful for collecting donations and do not have easily customizable donation receipts.
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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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Flipcause
  • We are a nonprofit and donations are our lifeline. By streamlining the donation solicitation, processing, and acknowledgement process, and by automatically populating the donor CRM, Flipcause has saved so much time. And as we all know, time is money...
  • Flipcause encourages donors to pay the additional credit card processing fees, so more of the donation lands in our account.
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ScreenShots

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.