About OneCause

OneCause is a fundraising platform designed for nonprofits to manage all types of fundraising campaigns including: auctions, events, online donations, peer-to-peer, ambassador fundraising, online giving, tributes & memorials, giving days and awareness campaigns. Our full suite of cloud-based fundraising solutions has powered 6,000 organizations, well over 20,000 fundraising events, and helped nonprofits raise more than $2 billion.

Raise more for your cause with OneCause online giving software. Engage donors with free-standing microsites and embedded forms. Drive participation with gamification. Customize donation levels and forms. Feature tribute and memorial giving. Make the most of giving days and end-of-year giving.

OneCause event and auction software offers easy to setup event websites included in your fundraising software to drive: Brand Awareness, Event Promotion and Sponsor Recognition. Offering online ticketing, streaming video, table management and guest communication tools, OneCause streamlines all aspects of event fundraising. Our mobile bidding and auction software simplifies all aspects of your live auction, online auction or silent auction and adds an unparalleled level of fun and excitement to your events. Perfect for live events or virtual events.

OneCause software includes reporting and analytics technology to help users convert collected fundraising data into actionable items. Users can generate reports to assess donor activity or payment history. OneCause offers integrated payment processing for all online gifts, auction purchase as well as registration and ticketing. Our award winning support team helps customers every step of the way through email and phone support, a robust online knowledge base, community forums and provides an online university making sure your team is set up for fundraising success.

OneCause is committed to driving innovation in the nonprofit sector. We’re data-driven, producing donor research and industry benchmark reports to help nonprofits improve their fundraising strategy and guide our software development.
We bring together the most innovative fundraising experts at our annual Raise Conference and recognize individual fundraisers and organizations who are shaping the future of fundraising with our Raise Awards.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Trial
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Key benefits of OneCause


  • OneCause offers plans for any sized nonprofit designed to meet your budget.

  • Offering multiple products to fit most fundraising campaigns, from Online Giving to Events, Peer-to-Peer to Text2Give.
  • Virtual fundraising functionality is incorporated in all products and allows your donors can engage in your campaigns any time, any where.
  • Providing comprehensive reports and analytics, enabling users to convert fundraising data into actionable information.
  • Our team of award winning support specialists have your back every step of your fundraising journey, making sure you're able to maximize your fundraising software investment.

Devices

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Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Trial
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OneCause Software - Engage your donors with gamification at you next peer-to-peer fundraiser.
OneCause Software - Take your auction mobile and watch your engagement and donations grow.
OneCause Software - Showcase all of your auction items and allow your donors to easily bid either at an in person event or virtually.
OneCause Software - Run a virtual event and include pre-recorded or live streaming video.
OneCause Software - Run a virtual event and include pre-recorded or live streaming video.
OneCause Software - Display current donation status on a live scoreboard at an event of virtually online.
OneCause Software - Analyze fundraising data with OneCause reporting and analytics technology
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OneCause video OneCause Software - Engage your donors with gamification at you next peer-to-peer fundraiser. OneCause Software - Take your auction mobile and watch your engagement and donations grow. OneCause Software - Showcase all of your auction items and allow your donors to easily bid either at an in person event or virtually. OneCause Software - Run a virtual event and include pre-recorded or live streaming video. OneCause Software - Run a virtual event and include pre-recorded or live streaming video. OneCause Software - Display current donation status on a live scoreboard at an event of virtually online. OneCause Software - Analyze fundraising data with OneCause reporting and analytics technology

Features

Total features of OneCause: 45

  • Absentee Bidding
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Auction Management
  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Buy Now Option
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Dashboard
  • Donor Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Event Management
  • Event Tracking
  • Gift Matching Management
  • Image Library
  • Inventory Management
  • Live Auction
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Giving
  • Online Auction
  • Online Bidding
  • Online Forms
  • Payment Processing
  • Proxy Bidding
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Search/Filter
  • Silent Auction
  • Social Media Integration
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Ticket Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Watch List
  • Website Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,7 /5
(198)
Value for Money
4,5/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,5/5
Customer Support
4,8/5

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Christal D.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Auction Softward

Reviewed on 2020/07/21

They are great with online auctions, they help give you insight and ideas to help you reach your...

They are great with online auctions, they help give you insight and ideas to help you reach your goal

Pros

Customer service is great and friendly. They are knowledgeable and help you succeed. Quick responses anytime I had a question.

Cons

I wish they had a built in duplicate checker for donors who register twice. You have to run a report that shows you duplicates but it would be nice to check for duplicates without running a report.

Response from OneCause (formerly BidPal)

Christal,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share a review for us! We are grateful to be able to help support #FearlessFundraisers like you advance your cause. Fundraise on!

Elizabeth A.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

It'll Get the Job Done

Reviewed on 2021/04/19

I would say that overall the end-user experience has been good with minimal complaints and...

I would say that overall the end-user experience has been good with minimal complaints and confusion. The back-end for these systems is very confusing and takes a lot of technology understanding, Googling, calling the help center, and trial and error. There was a lot of frustration in our office as we navigated setting up the system (both years, because we unfortunately had to learn an entirely new system this year from the one we learned last year). I am so glad the events went well and the end-users were pleased with the experience, but the set-up was definitely hard to navigate. I hope the new VEC is more set-up friendly, and will integrate more of the OneCause products into one location.

Pros

The end-user experience was seamless and fairly easy to navigate. Our donors were impressed and excited about the interactivity and the ability to participate in the silent auction and get reminders right on their phones. We hosted an event last year in-person and used the Mobile Bidding Software for our silent auction, and our revenue was significantly increased because of the engagement. We then used the Virtual Event Software for an entirely virtual event this year including a silent and live auction and appeal. The engagement was great, and our live auction went far better than expected.

Cons

The fact that the Mobile Bidding Software (MBS) and the Virtual Event Center (VEC) do not integrate and the VEC was still under construction make it hard to leave a review for what I liked least. But in terms of the MBS; the software is not very intuitive and there are a lot of areas where I didn't like having to duplicate my process (like in the item vs. package). The reports you could run at the end using the MBS were really helpful, but the VEC had hardly any options for reporting and we had to create a lot of our own reports, which was incredibly time consuming. The lack of ticketing functionality in the VEC led us to use the MBS for ticketing only and then we had to comp every single ticket individually because the VEC did not allow us to upload a csv file for all of our comped tickets. There are a lot of pieces that can be improved in the VEC but they are planning to improve them as they continue to build the software. More knowledge about the system in the "help center" and "knowledge bank" would have been really great.

Reasons for Switching to OneCause

The cost was very affordable and the system provided the tools we needed and worked well with our Donor Management System at the time.

Response from OneCause (formerly BidPal)

Thank you for your review, Elizabeth! We're so glad to hear your event went even better than expected. Happy to be partnered with you!

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

OneCause for peer-to-peer fundraising

Reviewed on 2021/03/23

We use OneCause to support our peer-to-peer fundraising campaign.

We use OneCause to support our peer-to-peer fundraising campaign.

Pros

OneCause is easy to set up, and easy to understand. Configuration is straightforward and can be done by someone with minimal tech skills.

Cons

Using OneCause - as an administrator or end user - is unintuitive. The design is poor and users receive unintelligible error messages. It really doesn't inspire confidence in the platform, which is pretty bad when you're trying to convince people to share their fundraising pages with others.

Response from OneCause (formerly BidPal)

We love hearing we could help support your peer-to-peer fundraising. We're constantly adding enhancements to create the best user experience possible - thank you for your input!

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great product for event management

Reviewed on 2021/11/09

Great experience with purchase and use of product. I recommend.

Great experience with purchase and use of product. I recommend.

Pros

Looks great, perfect for ticket sales and online auction

Cons

Took one star off "ease of use" because uploading photos was more complicated than simply dragging and dropping. But otherwise, I did not find it difficult to use

Mikayla D.
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  • Industry: Fund-Raising
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Absolutely seamless software and such a game changer for our non-profit!

Reviewed on 2020/12/22

I cannot fathom maneuvering the pandemic as a non-profit without the use of OneCause, much less any...

I cannot fathom maneuvering the pandemic as a non-profit without the use of OneCause, much less any other year. We incorporated it into every single virtual event and in-person event and were able to stay financially stable thanks to its use. We actually surpassed our budgeting goals for the year and had the most successful mobile bidding gala silent auction in the Zoos history. We look forward to using OneCause for many years to come!

Pros

OneCause, including their mobile bidding, peer-to-peer and online giving platforms, has absolutely set the standard for fundraising software for the best price. The software has been invaluable to our non-profit, paying for itself after a single event. Our team seamlessly incorporated each platform into our in-person and virtual events with ease. The mobile bidding software is not only a breeze for administrators to create and manage from the back end, but we have received countless compliments from users/guests as to its ease of use. Even older audiences were able to easily navigate the auction, donate and even set bots/watch different packages. The peer-to-peer platform was unreal. Not only does it have the best aesthetics and options for design, it's seamless in its reporting and analytics. Our peer-to-peer Walk was praised for being a interactive, exciting way to build networks and fundraise for the Zoo for an extended period of time. We cannot stress the effectiveness of this software enough!

Cons

There is truly so little that we dislike about OneCause. Our customer support contacts were so easy to reach, communicate with and work through any dilemma with. Our only "wish list" item for OneCause's mobile bidding software is simply to be able to categorize fixed price packages. That's all we can think of to improve the platform, which speaks strides of its excellence.

Alternatives Considered

Classy

Reasons for Choosing OneCause

OneCause is more affordable and offers a better experience for the administrators on the back end and guests/users. Reports/CSV files also seamlessly download and upload into our donor database, DonorPerfect.

Switched From

GalaBid

Reasons for Switching to OneCause

OneCause has superior aesthetics and their staff were significantly better to work with. We had an unprofessional interaction with Classy staff that put a bad taste in our mouth.

Response from OneCause (formerly BidPal)

What a helpful review, Mikayla! Thank you so much for your kind words and for your partnership. Fundraise on!

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OneCause FAQs

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OneCause offers the following pricing plans:

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OneCause offers various plans for any sized organization. For accurate price information, contact OneCause directly. Plans differ depending on whether interested in the Auction & Event, Online Fundraising, Event Streaming, Text2Give, or Peer-to-Peer plan, as well as which tier (essentials, professional, or enterprise) is selected.

OneCause has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

OneCause supports the following languages:

English

OneCause supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

We do not have any information about what integrations OneCause has

OneCause offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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