OneCause Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

OneCause

Powerful Fundraising Solutions

4.68/5 (118 reviews)

OneCause overview

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

OneCause reviews

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Christal Duggan

Great Auction Softward

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-07-21
Review Source: Capterra

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!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Caleb Rudolph

An Honest Review from a First Year Advancement Coordinator

Reviewed 2017-01-05
Review Source: Capterra

As a first year Advancement Coordinator at a private school, I was given the task to produce a live and silent auction to raise funds for my campus. I was told to check out BidPal and I'm glad that I did. The software system was relatively user-friendly with many helpful features. These features were readily available on each category page on my BidPal account. Also, the call help desk feature was great too. Creating our BidPal giving center, which is your school's own website, was easy and important to our event. I could post all the auction items and share the link on Facebook, Twitter, email, and our school website. Using the mobile app for the night of the auction was amazing. Our guests had only the best compliments on how easy it was to bid on each item we had available. One of the only complaints that I have about one of the features was the scoreboard feature. The scoreboard is a slide show feature that displays the running numbers of the auction, currently raised funds for the silent auction, and donations. I wish there was a better way to control the scoreboard feature to better display the live auction items in the order we would want it to be displayed. Outside of that, it was a great feature. Overall, BidPal saved us many long hours by using its software features for our live and silent auction. During the night of our event, our guests were having so much fun with the mobile app that they began to give more than what was expected. At the end of the night, we raised close to double the amount we were expecting. BidPal is worth the investment because it has proven to me that it will save you time and increase your revenue for your event. I would highly recommend BidPal to Advancement Coordinators, PFT presidents, administrators, or anyone that has to produce a school auction. You won't regret it.

Response from BidPal


Caleb,

Thank you for your review!

Your feedback on our scoreboards has been forwarded to our Product Development Team, who is always looking for ways to further enhance our software. We appreciate your comment, value our partnership with your team and encourage you to continue sharing your thoughtful suggestions via our Idea Exchange at bidpal.com/share-an-idea.

Congrats on a successful event!

Best,

Joshua Meyer
Marketing Director

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Jennifer Driscoll

BIDPAL sold our not for profit a bill of goods and then failed to deliver!

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-08-29
Review Source: Capterra

Zero

Pros
The best thing I can say about this software is my login worked and that's about it!

Cons
Customer Service was horrible. We got passed around from one person to the next and then was told that the program would have to be 'worked around' costing my volunteers valuable time to get what we were told we would have from the software. Our guests at our fundraisers complained constantly about the software and the onsite representative did NOTHING to step in and assist. When asked for a pro-rated refund mid year because the software was handicapping our events, we were told simply no. Thanks for nothing BIDPAL!

Response from BidPal


We appreciate your candid feedback. We¿re disappointed that you didn¿t feel our team met your expectations.

In further looking into your review, it appears that your initial auction with BidPal was a success. One of the unique aspects of BidPal is that you can use the software for multiple fundraisers throughout the year, however like any software it has it limits.

Based on our team¿s feedback it sounds like you wanted to try and use BidPal for an additional fundraising campaign in a manner that it is not intended to be used for. We applaud your creativity and appreciate that this may have been frustrating that the software wasn¿t able to meet your expectations despite our team¿s efforts to provide alternative solutions.

We¿ve passed your feedback on to our product development team as they are always working to add new functionality. Although our Director of Client Success and his team were not able to connect with you, they remain ready to assist you at any time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Marianne Johnson

We use OneCause for our silent auctions and each one has been a success due to OneCause!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-07
Review Source: Capterra

We get benefits from OneCause of making our silent auctions more accessible and look great!

Pros
I love the customization and features of OneCause that make each event feel personalized. We love being able to add our auction sponsor logo on the Giving Center along with pictures for the event and change colors on the site itself. When entering itmes/packages the features make it easy to enter and package together.

Cons
You can't have multiple events open in a window at the same time. If you are reusing descriptions/features/wording from one event to another event it's hard. We have multiple auctions and like to keep wording consistent for check out/text messages/ specific recurring items.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Penne Heede

Unbelievable support - like having three more employees pitching in.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-09-11
Review Source: Capterra

The time saved with the OneCause product is really like having extra employees/volunteers. Can't imagine doing it without them.

Pros
The software did everything we needed it to and more - from selling tickets and foursomes to silent auction and day-of fixed price items...simple to implement and a nice customer facing mobile app. But what really makes the product different is the incredible support you get from their team. Regular check-in's and calls - by the time our event rolled around, they knew more about it than I did. Although it was my first year running the multi-day events, I felt extremely comfortable and confident due to the support I received from OneCause.

Cons
I have only one complaint, and that is that there's not great-looking templates for the landing pages, and when we built our own, it was kind of a process in that it has to be stored on a website rather than uploading to OneCause. I believe they're working on improving that.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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OneCause pricing

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OneCause offers various plans for any sized organization.

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OneCause features

Activity Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Reporting & Statistics

API (178 other apps)
Accounting Integration (103 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (175 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (129 other apps)
Calendar Management (109 other apps)
Customer Database (100 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (123 other apps)
Data Import/Export (119 other apps)
Document Management (104 other apps)
Invoice Management (138 other apps)
Quote Management (91 other apps)
Reminders (107 other apps)
Search Functionality (112 other apps)
Third Party Integration (140 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for OneCause

Key features of OneCause

  • Accounting reconciliation
  • Action management
  • Activity management
  • Activity tracking
  • Assignment management
  • Awareness Days Fundraising
  • Bid management
  • Bidder management
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Campaign planning
  • Collections management
  • Electronic payments
  • Event tracking
  • Giving Days Fundraising
  • Inventory control
  • Inventory management
  • Inventory tracking
  • Live auction
  • Microsites
  • Mobile alerts
  • Mobile donations
  • Online Giving
  • Online auction
  • Online bidding
  • Package tracking
  • Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
  • Planning tools
  • Procurement management
  • Progress reports
  • Progress tracking
  • Proxy bidding
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time data
  • Real time monitoring
  • Real time notifications
  • Real time reporting
  • Real time updates
  • Receipt management
  • Recurring donations
  • Recurring tasks
  • Registration management
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Run, Walk, Ride Fundraising
  • Silent auction
  • Social advertising
  • Summary reports
  • Task planning
  • Task tracking
  • Text-to-give
  • Ticket management
  • Tracking features
  • Tribute & Memorial Donations
  • Video streaming integration
  • Virtual fundraising
  • Watch list
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Benefits


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.