Giveffect

All-in-one, web-based nonprofit management software

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Giveffect Overview

What is 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.

Giveffect Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$1 299,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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 Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada
Supported Languages
English

Media

Users can create custom-branded online donation pages
Volunteer opportunities and schedules can be managed
A range of different event and fundraising websites can be created
Giveffect can be accessed across a range of devices
Giveffect video Giveffect screenshot: Users can create custom-branded online donation pages Giveffect screenshot: Volunteer opportunities and schedules can be managed Giveffect screenshot: A range of different event and fundraising websites can be created Giveffect screenshot: Giveffect can be accessed across a range of devices

Giveffect Reviews

Giveffect Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
24

Very good
15

Average
2

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,1
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,5
93% recommended this app
Michael F.

Giveffect

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.


Martin M.

Impressive from the start

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.


Aimee C.

Very Disappointed in Customer Service

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


Charleen C.

We love using Giveffect


Stephanie S.

The best fundraising software available!

Before Giveffect, we were using BlackBaud Raiser's Edge, and no one in our office could use it well. Just to learn how to use it, our employees had to pay a large fee and go to a week long training seminar. It was not convenient, and that knowledge was lost as employees turned over. I managed to figure out how to use it myself, but wasted a lot of time. Training others on my team was next to impossible. During the initial demo, we could tell that Giveffect was leaps and bounds ahead of Raiser's Edge. With Giveffect, the software itself is very intuitive, and the provided free training video tutorials and webinars are really helpful. Even before those resources were available, it was so easy for me to just start using the system. I've since been able to set up my entire team using the system, and they've had few to no difficulties learning to use it. Our focus is now on building better relationships with our donors rather than fighting with a system to enter gift information. Giveffect has been absolutely wonderful for our team.


Michael F.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Giveffect

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/03
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Martin M.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Impressive from the start

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/06/19
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Aimee C.
Industry: Environmental Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Very Disappointed in Customer Service

Used Other for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/10/31
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 1.0/10

Charleen C.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

We love using Giveffect

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/07/28
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Stephanie S.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 201-500 Employees

The best fundraising software available!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/04/18
Review Source: Capterra

Before Giveffect, we were using BlackBaud Raiser's Edge, and no one in our office could use it well. Just to learn how to use it, our employees had to pay a large fee and go to a week long training seminar. It was not convenient, and that knowledge was lost as employees turned over. I managed to figure out how to use it myself, but wasted a lot of time. Training others on my team was next to impossible. During the initial demo, we could tell that Giveffect was leaps and bounds ahead of Raiser's Edge. With Giveffect, the software itself is very intuitive, and the provided free training video tutorials and webinars are really helpful. Even before those resources were available, it was so easy for me to just start using the system. I've since been able to set up my entire team using the system, and they've had few to no difficulties learning to use it. Our focus is now on building better relationships with our donors rather than fighting with a system to enter gift information. Giveffect has been absolutely wonderful for our team.

Pros

It's so easy to use. The capacity of this software improves about every 2 weeks when they release a new update to the system. It's grown exponentially since we started using it about 2 years ago. They now provide amazing resources: training video tutorials, webinars, a Facebook group page to network with other users, etc. They just keep upgrading the system and adding new features so regularly, I truly believe Giveffect can literally do anything you need it to.

Cons

Nothing really. The only downside for us is the price. Honestly the price is a great value for what you get, it's just a little high for smaller non-profits...but you can literally do everything you need to.

Response from Giveffect

Love it! Thanks so much Stephanie!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,4/10
Based on 42 user ratings
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Giveffect Pricing

Giveffect Pricing

Starting from
US$1 299,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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.

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.

Value for Money
4,1/5
Based on 42 user ratings
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Giveffect Features

Giveffect Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Management
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Event Management
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Volunteer Management
Features
4,1/5
Based on 42 user ratings
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Additional information for Giveffect

Additional information for Giveffect

Key features of Giveffect

  • Automated recurring renewals
  • Automated volunteer confirmations & reminders
  • Branded fundraising & event pages
  • Branded online donation pages
  • Budget management
  • Credit card processing
  • Custom reports
  • Customizable website templates
  • Data entry automation
  • Donation button
  • Expense tracking
  • Fundraising management
  • Mail merge
  • Marketing & communications
  • Member & fees tracking
  • Membership management
  • Nonprofit management
  • Offline gift tracking
  • One-off & recurring donations
  • Online application forms
  • Online giving system
  • Permissions management
  • Pledge tracking
  • Prospect identification & tracking
  • Real-time reporting & analytics
  • Relationship database
  • SMS text-to-give
  • Shift scheduling
  • Volunteer campaign analytics
  • Volunteer recruiting
  • Wealth screening

Benefits

  • 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.

  • Giveffect FAQs

    Giveffect FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Giveffect.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Giveffect offer?

    Giveffect offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$1 299,00/month

    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.

    Q. What are the main features of Giveffect?

    Giveffect offers the following features:

    • Automated recurring renewals
    • Automated volunteer confirmations & reminders
    • Branded fundraising & event pages
    • Branded online donation pages
    • Budget management
    • Credit card processing
    • Custom reports
    • Customizable website templates
    • Data entry automation
    • Donation button
    • Expense tracking
    • Fundraising management
    • Mail merge
    • Marketing & communications
    • Member & fees tracking
    • Membership management
    • Nonprofit management
    • Offline gift tracking
    • One-off & recurring donations
    • Online application forms
    • Online giving system
    • Permissions management
    • Pledge tracking
    • Prospect identification & tracking
    • Real-time reporting & analytics
    • Relationship database
    • SMS text-to-give
    • Shift scheduling
    • Volunteer campaign analytics
    • Volunteer recruiting
    • Wealth screening

    Q. Who are the typical users of Giveffect?

    Giveffect has the following typical customers:

    Non Profit

    Q. What languages does Giveffect support?

    Giveffect supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Giveffect offer?

    Giveffect has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Giveffect support mobile devices?

    Giveffect supports the following devices:

    iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Giveffect integrate with?

    We do not have any information about what integrations Giveffect has

    Q. What level of support does Giveffect offer?

    Giveffect offers the following support options:

    Online Support, FAQs