About Giveffect

Giveffect is a cloud-based nonprofit management software which provides organizations with the tools for managing fundraising, donations, volunteers, members, events, websites, and more. The system is aimed at medium-sized and large registered nonprofit organizations across the US and Canada.

Giveffect allows nonprofits to set up custom-branded online donation pages to process one-off and recurring donations, and track donations made both online and offline by credit card, cash, check, SMS, bitcoin, securities, in-kind items and services, and more. Custom thank you letters and tax receipts are automatically sent for online donations, and can be printed to send to donors through the mail. Donors can also access their information and donor profile through the donor portal. A range of other fundraising and event websites can also be created with Giveffect, for team fundraising, corporate giving, peer-to-peer fundraising, crowdfunding, auctions, and more.

Giveffect’s volunteer management tools cover recruiting, scheduling, hours tracking, and reporting, with online application forms, a virtual kiosk for check-ins, automated confirmation and reminder emails, and analytics dashboards. Members can also be managed and tracked, with the ability to create an unlimited number of custom membership levels with different fees and renewal terms. Other features of Giveffect include email and direct mail marketing, wealth screening and prospect identification, relationship management, and website management.

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Key benefits of Giveffect

  • Donations can be processed through custom-branded online donation pages, with automatic sending of custom thank you letters and tax receipts, and the ability to track all online and offline donations.

  • Multiple types of fundraising websites can be created to manage different types of events and campaigns, including auctions, crowdfunding, event RSVPs, corporate giving, and more.

  • Members, fees, renewal dates, and other information can be tracked through Giveffect, with users able to create an unlimited number of custom membership levels, segment contacts, pre-authorize credit cards, run member-targeted marketing campaigns, and define membership business rules.

  • The built-in marketing system allows users to communicate with members and contacts via email, newsletters, postcards and direct mail, with a drag-and-drop email template builder, WYSIWYG email editor, mailing list segmentation, campaign analytics, mail merge, batch printing, and more.

  • Major gift prospects can be identified and tracked, with search tools to uncover prospects based on their nonprofit affiliations, past giving totals, and other wealth markers, and cultivation tools to move prospects through the opportunities pipeline.

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    Markets

    Canada, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

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    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Giveffect: 75

    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting
    • Alumni Management
    • Application Management
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Auction Management
    • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
    • CRM
    • Calendar Management
    • Campaign Analytics
    • Campaign Management
    • Committee Management
    • Communication Management
    • Contact Database
    • Contribution Tracking
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customer Data Management
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Dashboard
    • Donation Tracking
    • Donor Discovery
    • Donor Management
    • Dues Management
    • Email Marketing
    • Email Reminders
    • Email Templates
    • Event Calendar
    • Event Management
    • Event Scheduling
    • For Nonprofits
    • Fundraising Management
    • Gift Matching Management
    • Grant Management
    • Kiosk Ticketing
    • Member Communication
    • Member Database
    • Member Directory
    • Member Portal
    • Member Types
    • Membership Management
    • Membership Renewals
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Giving
    • Mobile Ticketing
    • Online Forms
    • Online Giving
    • Online Ticketing
    • Onsite Ticketing
    • Payment Processing
    • Pledge Management
    • Print-at-Home
    • Promotions Management
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Receipt Management
    • Recognition Management
    • Recruitment Management
    • Recurring Giving
    • Recurring/Subscription Billing
    • Registration Management
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Scheduling
    • Seating Map
    • Self Service Portal
    • Social Media Integration
    • Social Media Management
    • Task Scheduling
    • Ticket Reservations
    • Volunteer Management
    • Volunteer Recruiting
    • Website Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,5 /5
    (44)
    Value for Money
    4,2/5
    Features
    4,1/5
    Ease of Use
    4,6/5
    Customer Support
    4,6/5

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    Martin M.
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Impressive from the start

    Reviewed on 2020/06/19

    GivEffect has been a tremendous time, energy, and cost savings to us over the past 5 years. I look...

    GivEffect has been a tremendous time, energy, and cost savings to us over the past 5 years. I look forward to the new features and functions that they build out over the next 5 as we scale our organization.

    Pros

    We have been with GivEffect from the very beginning in 2015. We took a leap of faith with the platform and have had the opportunity to see it grow over the past 5 years from a simple software to something much more robust that more than fulfills our organizational needs. We are most impressed by the CRM and peer-to-peer fundraising features. With the CRM, there is so much capacity customization, automation, and segmentation. The peer-to-peer fundraising also allows great flexibility and automation all while still aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly.

    Cons

    The email WYSIWIG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) email editor is lackluster but it's understandable as GivEffect is not an email platform. I anticipate that they will make make the editor more customizable in the future.

    Alternatives Considered

    Salesforce Sales Cloud

    Reasons for Choosing Giveffect

    Blackbaud Kintera was an outdated software that charged a significant amount for the age and clunky features of the product.

    Reasons for Switching to Giveffect

    We chose GivEffect because it met all our requirements at an amazing price point.
    Melissa J.
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    • Industry: Individual & Family Services
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Comprehensive CRM system review

    Reviewed on 2021/02/09

    I began working with Giveffect from the very beginning when we were working on selecting a new CRM....

    I began working with Giveffect from the very beginning when we were working on selecting a new CRM. Therefore I have worked with their sales, training, implementation/migration, and now support team. While there is a lot to learn with Giveffect due to how comprehensive the product is it has been an overall good experience with very minor hiccups.

    Pros

    The features that are the most impactful with Giveffect is that the volunteer and donation platform integrate seamlessly. I can easily look at a supporter's account and see how many hours and dollars they have donated to our organization. It's also very helpful that the event software and forms are integrated into the platform. The donation forms are easy to use and you can set up campaigns very quickly that will help increase support for your initiatives. We have also been impressed with the reporting feature - it has allowed us to track a lot of different analytics quickly that we weren't able to do with our previous CRM.

    Cons

    The feature that I like least about Giveffect is their email marketing - this feature needs serious attention and upgrades. It is lacking a lot of features that would really allow us to communicate better with our volunteers and donors. I'm hopeful they will implement drip campaigns in the near future. You also cannot embed videos into emails which is a huge downfall for storytelling.

    Aimee C.
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    • Industry: Environmental Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

    Very Disappointed in Customer Service

    Reviewed on 2019/10/31

    Since the membership system in Giveffect isn't as robust as we need, it is not the all-in-one...

    Since the membership system in Giveffect isn't as robust as we need, it is not the all-in-one solution we expected.

    Pros

    This software is easy to use, intuitive, and the knowledge base and on boarding are well done. After orientation and with the help of customer support, our team quickly got a handle on our average tasks. The CRM features are very easy to get at a glance overviews of donors & I feel that we have a better handle on our prospecting since switching to this software.

    Cons

    The data migration progress for us was glitchy in our membership. Their automation was one of the reasons we wanted to switch, however, their automation when it doesn't work correctly can be a nightmare. During migration, their system encountered a glitch that ended up emailing over 700 donors with information about their membership expiring, even when it wasn't. While you're given a 2 week review to make sure your data is correct, it is useless if something like this happens as the database is "live" and will communicate with donors for a glitch like this.

    Our other issue is the membership module is quite basic and does not meet our needs. During our trial, we asked our sales rep about membership tiers to address the issue and she believed it was an easy fix. When we got to our transition in June, we questioned work arounds with our client success team. For 5 months, we have been chasing them down for answers. Their client success team and a separate feedback team keep promising that product team is working on a fix and deadlines pass with no communication and no fix. They have actively ghosted us on the issue now and it is appalling. They were promoted as incredibly responsive and were until we encountered a problem and now it just feels like we are being strung along for the duration of our 1st year contract. While software problems are to be expected the lack of customer service is awful and our biggest issue with this system.

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    Reasons for Choosing Giveffect

    We were looking for an all in one software solution to replace disjointed marketing, communication, event management, and donor CRM management software solutions.

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    Michael F.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Giveffect

    Reviewed on 2020/08/03

    My overall experience has been great. I have a very lean staff and we all multitask. The software...

    My overall experience has been great. I have a very lean staff and we all multitask. The software is intuitive.
    As a busy executive, I can login anywhere to get information. I wish I had more time to spend with the software. Currently I'm working to set up the data structure to better integrate with Quickbooks.

    Pros

    I found Giveffect in an online search when I took the new role of Director for Institutional Advancement at Los Angeles Community College District. In my role, I serve as the Executive Director for the non-profit auxiliary Foundation for the Los Angeles Community Colleges. Giveffect has been a life saver. It is easy to use and I love that the software has email capability, online giving, relationship management tracking and great reports.

    Cons

    The main downside it that at the basic price level, I don't have access to many of the other great processes. Wealth screening for example. I also wish the Spark Post was integrated a little better. It works well but requires signing into two accounts to manage.

    Charleen C.
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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 8.0 /10

    We love using Giveffect

    Reviewed on 2020/07/28

    Pros

    Creating online events is a breeze and looks great! With our old software, we had to pay per online event and the process is antiquated. With Giveffect we can have an idea and create a page for it in no time at all!

    Cons

    Cutsomizing emails and landing pages is not very user friendly.

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    Giveffect offers the following pricing plans:

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    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    14-day free trial, no credit card required. Enterprise: from $1299/month Ultimate: from $2299/month Ultimate Plus: from $3999/month All plans are billed annually.

    Giveffect has the following typical customers:

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

    Giveffect supports the following languages:

    English

    Giveffect supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)

    We do not have any information about what integrations Giveffect has

    Giveffect offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Chat

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