Classy Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Classy

All-in-one fundraising platform for web & mobile deployment

4.23/5 (60 reviews)

Classy overview

Classy is an online fundraising platform targeting non-profit organizations and social enterprises, offering an all-in-one approach across multiple channels. Peer-to-peer campaigns can be supported with tools for building branded fundraising sites, creating stylish personal or team pages ideal for engaging communities. Crowdfunding campaigns are similarly assisted with user-generated media and leader boards, while recurring donation options and flexible, secure payment processing are included as standard. Classy promises comprehensive design features for personalizing every experience, which also includes the publishing of event landing pages and registration forms. Fundraisers can promote charity meetings, races, shows or fundraising parties with fully customizable event registration pages to sell tickets and then track attendance. Thoughtfully, donations can be accepted with a dedication to the memory of friends or loved ones and branded eCards sent out as gifts.

The built-in capabilities can be extended via the Classy API, supporting the system’s integration into existing fundraising websites. With the platform automatically optimized to be responsive across mobile devices, Classy claims to make the collection of donations reliable, robust and accessible to all. In addition, organizers can leverage reporting and analytics tools to gain useful insights into campaign performance, taking advantage of quick filter, segmentation and saved list tools.
www.classy.org

Pricing

Starting from
$499/month
Pricing options
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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
Classy screenshot: Integration options facilitate connection with Salesforce NGO Connect and more third-party apps Classy screenshot: Take total control over fundraising campaign identity with customizable styling and brandingClassy screenshot: All-in-one fundraising across crowdfunding, peer-to-peer, event registration and website donationsClassy screenshot: Built to be mobile responsive and optimzed for accepting donations on any deviceClassy screenshot: Heifer example campaign showing developer API deployment for code-level customizationClassy screenshot: New event registrations and order summary with Your Information web form

Classy reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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  4.0
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  4.1
Nikicha Nieto Rosas

Simple, modern platform that makes processing online gifts a breeze!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-21
Review Source: Capterra

We had been using Classy for a few years and then decided to switch to a different platform. That was a HUGE mistake. We ended up switching almost immediately (even paying for two platforms at once). We love Classy's modern design for it's fundraising and event pages. We love how simple it is to edit the design of these pages and doesn't require any knowledge of HTML or really graphic design experience. The best part of Classy is how smooth the integration is with Salesforce. While we have had some issues with certain data not being pushed in, the team is always responsive in trying to correct the error. The chat function is especially useful when I have small questions to ask. Additionally, I enjoy their blog posts and resource emails and can always count on their site to have resources to download for all our communication and fundraising needs. Overall we have had a great experience using Classy and will continue to use their platform to manage our online giving.

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Anonymous

Online Fundraising Made Beautiful and Easy

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-18
Review Source: Capterra

At my job, we administer a variety of charitable funds, many of which participate in different types of fundraising activities. Using Classy, we are able to tailor-make fundraising sites utilizing easy-to-use templates that address each of our donor's wants and needs. I often tell donors that their Classy page can serve as a stand-alone website for their efforts, which is wonderful for our grassroots groups who may not have money in their budget for a web designer or to buy a domain name. The customization allows us to add photos, change colors, and many other features, which result in some really gorgeous looking sites. Classy makes it easy to access donation information, which can be easily viewed when you log into the system as an admin and exported to an CSV file. They have an event-specific template which can be used to sell tickets or registrations to an event. Since you can export all the purchaser info, it allows you to go green with your ticketing -- there's no need for purchasers to print out the email confirmation they receive when you have easy access to all buyer info. In addition to the license fee, Classy does take a 1% fee on each online donation received. There is an option for the organization to pay the fee or for the donor to pay the fee. We ask our donors to pay the fee, and there has never been a complaint as fees are much higher on other comparable sites (EventBrite for ticketing, GoFundMe for crowd-funding, etc.).

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Cassandra Agredo

Easy to use for donors and organizations, seamless integration, and a helpful support team!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-02-21
Review Source: Capterra

The integration with Salesforce has been a big win for us. We've more than doubled our funding while cutting our manual data entry time in half. We made the switch to Classy from another fundraising platform in October 2018. The year prior, from October to December, we raised about $80,000. This year we raised more than double that, and I know that a big reason for that is because of Classy. The site is much easier to use for donors but it also is more aesthetically pleasing. It invites people in and engages them. Creating a page that transitions seamlessly from our own website was very easy to do with Classy. Page setup is user-friendly and I like that you can see the changes that you are making in real time, instead of having to make a change, save it, then go preview it, then go back and change it again (which is what we had to do on our old platform). Classy customer service has been very helpful as well. They are responsive and knowledgeable, and finding answers to my questions, or solutions to my problems, has been simple and pleasant. We have integrated Classy with our Salesforce database, which is a huge plus for us. There were some kinks but their support team was very helpful. Though more expensive that our former platform, I feel that the investment was definitely worth it.

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Bryan Kortis

Classy has provided us an excellent online fundraising platform!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-21
Review Source: Capterra

Classy has provided an excellent platform for development of our online fundraising efforts and is now the centerpiece of our plans for future revenue growth. Before Classy, we received the occasional online gift from site visitors but now online giving is our second largest revenue source and has been growing at 30% annually. We highly recommend Classy and believe the platform is a great value!Compared to other platforms for nonprofits, Classy offers more versatility in designing visually compelling donation pages, campaign landing pages, peer-to-peer fundraising pages and more. They are also constantly innovating ways to raise more funds (for example, by allowing you to request credit card processing fees and set the percentage requested and by making monthly giving a more prominent option for donors). Their customer service is also timely and well-informed and reporting tools have become quite sophisticated.

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Michelle Horwitz

Mixed feelings

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-12-13
Review Source: Software Advice

- allows several tiers of fundraising with no additional cost (campaign-->teams-->individual fundraisers) - includes events, which is a simple platform (and it should be simple! just tickets!) - upfront cost is more, but fee for % of donation is less than competitors - customer service has been mostly polite and friendly; it's also nice to occasionally talk to the same person when a problem presents itself multiple times in a day, so I don't have to get someone new up to speed. - chat for customer service is convenient, as I can keep working on other things as I wait for answers.

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Classy pricing

Starting from
$499/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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Billed monthly with an annual contract.
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Classy features

API
Attendance Management
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Electronic Payments
Mobile Integration

Access Control (33 other apps)
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Activity Tracking (25 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (27 other apps)
Communication Management (29 other apps)
Contact Database (40 other apps)
Credit Card Processing (36 other apps)
Custom Forms (26 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (36 other apps)
Data Import/Export (41 other apps)
Email Integration (32 other apps)
Grants Management (26 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (37 other apps)
Third Party Integration (30 other apps)

Additional information for Classy

Key features of Classy

  • Campaign management
  • Contribution tracking
  • Payment processing
  • Donor management
  • Event management
  • Mobile giving
  • Event attendance tracking
  • Customizable branding
  • Flexible payment processing across cards & merchants
  • Mobile optimization built-in to support remote donations
  • Recurring donations
  • Social media event integration
  • SSL security
  • Customizable donation receipts
  • Visual analytics
  • Full PCI compliance
  • API
  • Custom form fields, giving levels, recurring donations, etc
  • Event registration sales
  • Donation dedication & branded eCards
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Benefits

Classy represents an all-in-one online fundraising solution spanning every type of campaign including peer-to-peer, crowdfunding, event registration and website based.
Every account offers unlimited cloud hosting with no additional installation or maintenance required, while PCI compliance and SSL security keeps campaigns safe.
Flexible payment processing options for accepting Visa, MC, Discover and AMEX cards, plus merchant support for services such as WePay, Paypal and Authorize.net.
Comprehensive design tools enable users to totally re-brand and customize fundraising pages to match a desired identity, engaging donors in support for all manner of causes.
Integrated reporting features allow fundraisers to view rich analytical insights into campaign progress and establish where or when pledges are made and by whom.