Classy provides an excellent online fundraising platform for nonprofits!
February 22, 2019

Classy provides an excellent online fundraising platform for nonprofits!

Bryan Kortis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Classy

Classy is used by our fundraising team, specifically for online. We utilize the Classy platform to create donation pages, time-limited and crowdfunding campaigns and peer-to-peer campaigns. They are the centerpiece of our rapidly growing online fundraising efforts.
  • Compared to other online platforms for nonprofits, Classy offers much more versatility in designing the look and feel of pages, emails, receipts, thank yous and more. The elements which cannot be adapted are well-done and rarely an issue.
  • The reporting tools for analyzing and tracking gifts are quite sophisticated and allow you to drill down to individual donors, types of gifts, time periods, individual campaigns and more.
  • They are always improving their tools. innovating ways to raise more funds (for example, by allowing you to request credit card processing fees and set the percentage requested and by making monthly giving a more prominent option for donors).
  • The sizing and manipulation of background images can be trial and error at times. This functionality could be made more straightforward.
  • A "mobile view" preview for donation pages, landing pages, etc. would be great!
  • Very positive. Close to 30% annual growth in online revenue.
Prior to signing up with Classy, our online fundraising consisted of the occasional site visitor making a gift and now and then a crowdfunding campaign on a platform like YouCaring. Online revenue was not a significant part of our income. Since using Classy, our online revenue has grown at a rate of close to 30% a year for 4 years and growth continues in 2019. For nonprofits who have substantial online traffic already and a reasonable size email list, Classy is a great way to tap the fundraising potential contained in those channels. Whether the same would be true for a nonprofit who did not have a significant online presence already, Classy might not be as good a value.