OneCause Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Fundraising auction & event management software

4.69/5 (108 reviews)

OneCause overview

BidPal is a fundraising auction and event management platform with which enterprises can manage auctions, events, online donations and ticketing. Users can also manage item procurement and tracking, payments and receipts as well as guest registrations.

BidPal aims to simplify the planning of fundraising auctions and events by enabling users to manage auction item packaging, gift certificates and acknowledgements and, further, track donor contributions, ticket purchases and seating requests. BidPal also aspires to streamline the registration process by offering an express auction checkout option. Besides event planning, BidPal provides users with the tools to engage donors and promote events. To enhance auction engagement and promotion, users can create microsites, provide sponsors with additional online exposure and project real-time silent auction bids via scoreboards. Moreover, users can encourage donors to bid using the BidPal native mobile application on iOS and Android as it affords donors the flexibility to bid anytime, anywhere.

BidPal includes reporting and analytics technology to help users convert collected event data into actionable items. Users can generate reports to assess items such as bidder activity, proceeds by category or payment history. BidPal also integrates with SmartPay Anywhere, BidPal’s own payment processing, registration and checkout software. With SmartPay integration, guests can receive invoices instantly and users can process ticket sales, auction items, fixed price merchandise and donations easily at all times.


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OneCause reviews

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Tammy Booth

I've used it for 5 years now and appreciate the many facets of the software, esp. the reports.

Reviewed 2016-03-22
Review Source: Capterra

While I appreciate BidPal very much and see how it's benefited our organization through the years, I still think the cost is much too high considering the high cost of the add-ons. The auction listings are still far too limiting. I've submitted various ideas through the years, but none have been brought to fruition. There should be the ability to be able to modify the appearance of the font, so that certain words stand out to the bidder. Bold, underline, italics are basic things that should easily be able to be accommodated, not to mention color. When many events are held in the evening when cocktails are being served, the improvement of the fonts would help to alleviate many words in a description (that our PRIZE DONORS want to see) running together and not being fully comprehended. The second thing that needs some upgrading is the auction portal that the bidders see. While it is easy to add a banner and colors to spruce things up, it is too wordy and there are too many choices which can be confusing for first time bidders. I think that it inhibits pre-bidding for that reason and guests have to wait to get to the event to feel comfortable in being trained. The pros are equal in that the reporting capability and payment/supporters area is very helpful and well laid out. Of immense value!

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Good Option for Mobile Bidding

Used other for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-03-05
Review Source: Capterra

It was a good initial foray into mobile bidding for the silent auction at our fundraiser, but we did not use them again the next year. We found another option that was more user friendly and was able to avoid the glitches that we had experienced with BidPal. I will say again - their customer service was excellent and I have not used them since they became OneCause.

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OneCause pricing

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BidPal offers tiered pricing, dependent on the number of events.

For accurate price information, contact BidPal directly.

OneCause features

Activity Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics

API (121 other apps)
Accounting Integration (69 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (108 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (91 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (77 other apps)
Calendar Management (85 other apps)
Client Portal (62 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (81 other apps)
Data Import/Export (70 other apps)
Document Storage (64 other apps)
Invoice Management (103 other apps)
Search Functionality (77 other apps)
Third Party Integration (88 other apps)

Additional information for OneCause

Key features of OneCause

  • Proxy bidding
  • Bidder management
  • Mobile donations
  • Online bidding
  • Silent auction
  • Live auction
  • Online auction
  • Action management
  • Activity management
  • Activity tracking
  • Assignment management
  • Accounting reconciliation
  • Bid management
  • Campaign planning
  • Collections management
  • Electronic payments
  • Event tracking
  • Inventory tracking
  • Planning tools
  • Procurement management
  • Progress reports
  • Progress tracking
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time data
  • Real time monitoring
  • Real time notifications
  • Real time reporting
  • Real time updates
  • Recurring tasks
  • Registration management
  • Summary reports
  • Task planning
  • Task tracking
  • Tracking features
  • Mobile alerts
  • Receipt management
  • Watch list
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Inventory management
  • Social advertising
  • Ticket management
  • Package tracking
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Inventory control
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BidPal is available as a native mobile app on iOS and Android, providing donors with the flexibility to bid on their mobile at any time from anywhere.

BidPal offers comprehensive reports and analytics, enabling users to convert auction and event data into actionable information.

Users can initiate a Text2Give service, permitting donors to donate quickly and simply via text message.

BidPal integrates with SmartPay Anywhere, allowing users to process tickets sales, auction items and donations easily.

BidPal incorporates customizable scoreboards, offering event attendees real-time status updates on current bids.