Greater Giving vs. Poll Everywhere

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Greater Giving
Score 6.9 out of 10
N/A
Greater Giving, a Global Payments company, works exclusively with schools and nonprofits across the United States and Canada—offering integrated technologies to help simplify event management; quickly train volunteers; streamline check-in and check-out; and raise more funds. Greater Giving solutions are based on a single cloud-based platform.N/A
Poll Everywhere
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Poll Everywhere is an event management software system offered by Poll Everywhere.
$42
per month
Pricing
Greater GivingPoll Everywhere
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Engage
$42
per month
Teams
$84
per month
Present
$120
per year
Enterprise
9,999+
Intro
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Greater GivingPoll Everywhere
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Greater GivingPoll Everywhere
Likelihood to Recommend
3.1
(5 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
4.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Greater GivingPoll Everywhere
Likelihood to Recommend
Global Payments
For our organization, Greater Giving is the best option because of the credit card swiping, the ease of the registration, and the tax receipts alone. I do wish that it would allow us to pass on the credit card fees to the purchaser, but for that reason, we don't use it for registration. For an organization NOT needing to swipe credit cards at the event for on-site purchases or using their tax receipt software, I do think that there are more affordable options.
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Poll Everywhere
The reasons to use Poll Everywhere: 1. Get rid of those clickers! They eat batteries, need constant maintenance, and ofter walk off at a monetary loss. 2. The pricing model is really easy to manage, the campus/company license will pay for itself even if you only have 5-10 active users. 3. Stop fighting mobile devices in your classroom and start leveraging them. Students can't mess around on social media, texting etc if they are in the PE app. Then situations where Poll Everywhere wouldn't work as well: 1. Not great for multiple part, asynchronous polling, or data collection 2. Areas where there is a limited or absent internet connection. 3. Situations where an audience would lack basic technology such as a cell phone or laptop.
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Pros
Global Payments
  • Payment Facilitation
  • Ticket Puchasing
  • Auction Coordination
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Poll Everywhere
  • It's deceptively simple to use. Showing how to use the features, create & modify questions, and viewing polling data, is much easier than it first seems.
  • There are a surprising amount of alternate ways to poll users and present questions in more ways than just "Question and 2-4 possible answers." It's pretty easy to customize.
  • It's very, very, very easy to use as an attendee. There's not anything complex or invasive in order to sign in and vote in polls.
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Cons
Global Payments
  • Reports have frequent glitches; especially when downloading large amounts of data (more than 500 records).
  • Lacks data integration capabilities with other systems (Salesforce, Constant Contact, Zoho, etc.); I have found workarounds by uploading and downloading reports, but it really is a pain
  • Customer Support is terrible! The online support is uncaring and completely incompetent. On the other hand, the phone support is really friendly and generally quite knowledgeable about the product and solutions.
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Poll Everywhere
  • SSO integration could be a little smoother
  • LMS grade integration requires many steps, sometimes frustrates faculty
  • New quiz/gaming feature is still not as good as Kahoot - some technical issues in presentations
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Usability
Global Payments
Great for beginners. Easy to get up and running quickly. I did worry a bit about my end-users accidentally changing or deleting data.
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Poll Everywhere
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Global Payments
Online support was one of the worst customer service experiences I've ever had (I would give them a 1). Phone support and implementation support were very nice and knowledgeable.
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Poll Everywhere
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Global Payments
We've used this for years, and see no reason to explore others!
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Poll Everywhere
Other than Google Forms (which I utilize heavily, but for different reasons and during different areas) I find Poll Everywhere to be the best at what it offers and does. Options to lock questions, hide or show responses, varying questions/response types, and the ability to let users respond via text message on their phone or through the website/app increase the functionality of the program. The is also the ability to be creative and change poll/question backgrounds, colors and layouts as well as attach/embed images.
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Return on Investment
Global Payments
  • The reporting improved our abilities to provide accurate information more timely to the finance department - a plus when completing the annual 990 or other information for our auditors.
  • We saw an increase in collecting on pledges when we switched from a "text-to-give" platform (from another provider) to incorporating all event elements into Greater Giving. We were able to capture over 95% of gifts within 48 hours of the event compared to less than half that amount in previous years.
  • The reports generated by Greater Giving are better received by our board of directors - easier to digest and provide meaningful analytics
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Poll Everywhere
  • So far, the ROI is high because we utilize it frequently as an innovative way to engage students.
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