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  • Classy is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Classy

86%
50 Ratings
5.0

Virtuous CRM

50%
1 Rating

Usability

9.0

Classy

90%
1 Rating

Virtuous CRM

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.9

Classy

99%
6 Ratings

Virtuous CRM

N/A
0 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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Virtuous Software, LLC.

I think it's great for organizations that simply need to manage their donor base in a user-friendly way. If you treat all of your donors the same and do not do much segmented communication, Virtuous is great for you! if you do need segmentation, they need to improve their email marketing software. Also, if you plan to use other tools, they really lack any kind of integration, which is not ideal.
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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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Virtuous Software, LLC.

  • User-friendly CRM.
  • Knowledgable support staff.
  • Allows for email marketing on a mass level.
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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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Virtuous Software, LLC.

  • Does not currently have action based/click based email marketing automation capabilities.
  • Lacks integration with any other tools we/our nonprofits are using.
  • Expensive, even just for the support they charge hourly.
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Pricing Details

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    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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    Virtuous CRM

    Starting Price

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      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
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      Entry-level set up fee?

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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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      Virtuous Software, LLC.

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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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      Virtuous Software, LLC.

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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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      Virtuous Software, LLC.

      I think the way to look at a CRM is really based on what provides the easiest user experience for you and your team. These days, they all do basically the same thing. Nothing about Virtuous stands out as significantly unique compared to the others. So if you like it, use it... but the others are just as good and actually have better integrations and more 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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      Virtuous Software, LLC.

      • Better donor management.
      • Better predictive analytics on donors and giving numbers.
      • Increases were seen in overall revenue since joining with Virtuous.
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