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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
7.0

iATS Payments

70%
3 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Classy

90%
1 Rating

iATS Payments

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.9

Classy

99%
6 Ratings
7.0

iATS Payments

70%
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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IATS, LLC.

If you need a basic Salesforce integrated payment processor then you could consider using iATS. If you have complex needs and need a complex integration with Salesforce you might want to look elsewhere.
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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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IATS, LLC.

  • Excellent customer service
  • Can process ACH transactions as recurring donations
  • Integrates with Salesforce
  • Records name of credit card holder in iATS reports
  • Can process recurring donations on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis
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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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IATS, LLC.

  • Better cut-off times for reporting purposes - sometimes previous day's transactions are reported on the next day's reports.
  • Include Discover card transactions in the same deposit with the other cards.
  • Take out fees immediately instead of waiting until the end of the month and doing a lump sum.
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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

    iATS Payments

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    iATS Payments 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

      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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      IATS, LLC.

      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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      IATS, LLC.

      There are some situations where i would choose iATS, but there are other excellent competitors that should be considered as well. Which you choose will depend on your particular needs, the size of your organization and what functionality you need
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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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      IATS, LLC.

      Authorize.Net does not currently integrate with Salesforce which was a critical function that we needed, so we switched to iATS a little over 2 years ago once we implemented our Salesforce database. We are currently in the process of switching to Classy/WePay for the added features and better field mapping capabilities.
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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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      IATS, LLC.

      • Increased donations.
      • Increased monthly recurring gifts.
      • Decreased use of Discover cards (we discourage using Discover cards).
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