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Overview

Category Leaders

VolunteerLocal is a versatile volunteer management solution that works with events of all types and sizes, all over the world....

Donately is an online, mobile-optimized fundraising platform designed for nonprofits, organizations & individuals who want...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

200

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  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$

588

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  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

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2

1

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
100%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

62

58

10

0

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
100%
would recommend this app

Pros

BUT, it was FREE and VERY EASY to use. Once we got it up and running, it worked like a charm, and our volunteers all commented on how easy it was to use.

DL

Derek L.

I enjoy the fact I can schedule fundraising races and other volunteer events with VolunteerLocal with great ease. Compatibility with social media platforms is great.

AG

Abhishek G.

I also have needed tech support to help with some changes and editing, and the fast response is impressive. The whole staff is friendly, understanding and pleasant to work with.

SB

Sandy B.

Pros

The user interface for the giver is easy to use and clean, and looks good on our website. We love that there's an option to make a recurring gift and that we can fairly easily change the interface.

ES

Emily S.

Most features we needed were included out of the box, and we were able to customize other functions with help from support to get exactly what we wanted. Customer support is just outstanding.

SP

Sylvia P.

Donately has been a great resource to help our nonprofit designate specific projects for fundraising campaigns. It is easy to use and connects securely with the Stripe payment platform.

AM

Aaron M.

Cons

I also wonder if the higher levels give notification when a volunteer signs up or I may have missed this feature.

GW

Gillian W.

For a "newbie", it can be confusing. A lot has to do with how the event coordinator sets up the sign-up process to sign up for events.

VW

Victoria W.

We had some issues when we launched initially but our rep helped us immediately and fixed the problem within five minutes.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons

I don't like the administrative aspects...they can be confusing.

LD

Laverne D.

We were loosing donations due to our clients problems with Paypal's support of immoral policies. I didn't know what to do, I didn't know that other options existed.

KC

Kenneth C.

No email notifications when donations are made.

RV

Robin V.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review9 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 years ago

Key features

  • Total features41
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Document Storage
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • For Nonprofits
  • Fundraising Management
  • Gift Matching Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Member Directory
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Giving
  • Online Forms
  • Online Giving
  • PCI Compliance
  • Payment Processing
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recognition Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SMS Messaging
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Integration
  • Summary Reports
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Volunteer Recruiting
  • Website Integration
  • Total features30
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Document Storage
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • For Nonprofits
  • Fundraising Management
  • Gift Matching Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Member Directory
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Giving
  • Online Forms
  • Online Giving
  • PCI Compliance
  • Payment Processing
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recognition Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SMS Messaging
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Integration
  • Summary Reports
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Volunteer Recruiting
  • Website Integration

Integrations

  • Total integrations4
  • Authorize.net
  • Causemo
  • Church Community Builder
  • Constant Contact
  • Eventbrite
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • PayPal
  • Planning Center
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Raiser's Edge NXT
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations7
  • Authorize.net
  • Causemo
  • Church Community Builder
  • Constant Contact
  • Eventbrite
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • PayPal
  • Planning Center
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Raiser's Edge NXT
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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VolunteerLocal

The self-service portal is so easy to use, and fits perfectly into the spirit of volunteering

Reviewed 3 months ago

VolunteerLocal makes it possible for us to organize large numbers of people to participate in our programs in the shortest possible time. Because it allows applicants to broadcast their participation directly from the application to their social media pages, we are able to multiply our reach quite efficiently without any additional marketing costs. And the best part of all is that, volunteers can be given an option to contribute and make donations to the cause during registration or after they have completed their service. A win win for all!!

Pros

Most volunteers are simply looking for a way to give back to the community. And what is great about VolunteerLocal is that there is an integrated payment processing platform that allows volunteers to give more than just their time. And because it is presented as an auxiliary and optional feature, volunteers neither feel pressured to donate nor have to struggle to give if they want to.

Cons

The reporting and analytics features are quite inadequate. And there should be an easily composed dashboard for quick progress updates to enable coordinators better update themselves with the state of affairs in real time.