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85 Ratings
5 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

OneCause

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • OneCause is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

81%
3 Ratings
9.3

OneCause

93%
59 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

OneCause

64%
1 Rating

Usability

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

OneCause

85%
46 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

100%
2 Ratings
9.5

OneCause

95%
48 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

OneCause

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

Beyond any pros or cons, the simple fact is that FDO is the industry standard for grant prospecting databases. Others like GrantStation, GrantSearch, and more can offer some other functionalities or different UX/UI, but ultimately I've never found something that other search platforms had that FDO did not. If you are a non-profit organization, you need a subscription to FDO if you have any serious interest in prospecting (and getting) institutional funding.
David S. Levine, CFRE | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneCause

OneCause has worked great for our organization in managing special events and fundraisers. It is a great tool to organize event logistics and a great way to organize the auction components. OneCause has helped us simply plan for our fundraising gala. Aside from this, my department has not utilized OneCause in any other way.
Cristina Pizano-Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

  • Summarizing foundation information (contact info, funding priorities, geographic priorities, etc.) in a user-friendly format
  • Recommending similar foundations based on certain criteria, this is helpful when looking for new funding opportunities
  • Being able to search through organization's 990s using crtl + F
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneCause

  • OneCause keeps you organized and on top of details big and small. The checklist feature is hugely helpful and having an individual working on your event with you to point out things you may have missed or not realized you needed is a huge benefit.
  • The accounting post-event is sorted in a variety of ways making it easy to find [the] info you're looking for like breaking down specific donor traits.
  • Including ways to market and communicate for the event is vital for success. You can preschedule and customize messages to specific groups right in the platform so it's tracked and event-specific. I love the functionality and ease that provides!
Jackie Jordan Welker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

  • As this platform grows, more data will be available and I'm looking forward to even further narrowed search results.
Abby Landmeier | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneCause

  • larger photos for items in an auction/ different page layout so its easier to see and click into each item.
  • more integrations- less manual work
  • easier user interface- sometimes very clunky and hard to navigate through
  • ability to connect donors and winning bidders directly through the platform
Jessica Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

General

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

Starting Price

OneCause

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OneCause

OneCause 6.4
Based on 1 answer
It is ultimately not my call, and we are switching Donor CRMs/fundraising platforms so not sure what that will mean for OneCause.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OneCause

OneCause 8.5
Based on 46 answers
The customer service and help center is extremely helpful. I cannot give enough accolades about how easy it is to get advice or help on any aspect of their products. The systems themselves are very user friendly and easy to navigate. They also provided us with extensive training and guidance when we were first time users
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

Foundation Directory Online (FDO) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Any question is answered within 24-48 hours, professionally. If one person can't answer right away, they will seek answers within their support group and find the answer for you.
David S. Levine, CFRE | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneCause

OneCause 9.5
Based on 48 answers
Live customer service can be a little bit difficult to reach which can increase stress under certain circumstances but overall customer support is excellent their knowledgeable friendly and very helpful and they do their best to respond to customer requests for support timely and appropriately. I think overall support deserves a high rating.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OneCause

OneCause 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I don't know if my insights are key but I can say that implementation was done in-house without any outside support for the solution. The staff influencing the solution had very little technical expertise and ability as well which showed just how easily the software was to implement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

I have also used Grant Station and GuideStar for foundation research and have found Foundation Directory Online to be the most user-friendly, provide the most detailed information about foundations, and to have the best search features in order to find the funders that I am looking for as well as to discover new funders
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneCause

The biggest draw for us was OneCause's silent auction offering. We had been doing silent auctions on paper for the last four years and we were looking to update our process and draw in more bids with added convenience. OneCause was able to create a one-stop-shop for us where we could have all of our Gala offerings in a central location.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

  • We don't apply for many grants, however; we use look for resources to direct nonprofit when looking for additional funding outside of our funding process.
Abby Landmeier | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneCause

  • I am able to reach many more donors via our online auction than at an in-person event.
  • Closing out an auction and collecting payment is infinitely easier than running an auction on paper.
  • Guests enter all their own information including credit cards making it very easy to manage the event as a single event director.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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