OneCause

Powerful Fundraising Solutions

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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.

OneCause Overview

Pricing

Starting from
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Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

OneCause offers various plans for any sized organization.

For accurate price information, contact OneCause directly.


OneCause Features

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

Screenshots

OneCause screenshot: Engage your donors with gamification at you next peer-to-peer fundraiser.
OneCause 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 screenshot: Display current donation status on a live scoreboard at an event of virtually online. OneCause screenshot: Analyze fundraising data with OneCause reporting and analytics technology

OneCause Reviews

OneCause Reviews

Overall rating
4.7
/
5
Excellent
88

Very good
25

Average
1

Poor
1

Terrible
2

Value for Money
4.6
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.8
97% recommended this app
Penne H.

Unbelievable support - like having three more employees pitching in.

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


Caleb R.

An Honest Review from a First Year Advancement Coordinator

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.


Jennifer D.

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

Zero


Marianne J.

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

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


Courtney Z.

Paws & Claws Gala Review

We've used BidPal for several years to maximize our fundraising dollars at our annual Paws & Claws Gala to benefit the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. BidPal is a great tool! Every year, we see an increase in donations, as well as improvements in the technology. This year, we had bidders from out of state that haven't ever even stepped foot in our organization support us, thanks to BidPal's ability to reach donors far and wide at the touch of a finger. Plus, on site support is an asset. They helped us work the room, assist bidders, answer questions, create Calls to Action, and so much more! Although there is a learning curve for new users, there's no tool on the market that can compare. And it sure bits the old days with paper bidding sheets! Plus the diversity in reports you can run, from attendees, to managing seating/ tables, to tracking popular packages, generous donors, unsold items, etc. is super helpful when identifying what works and what doesn't year after year. The software is a bit expensive, but is worth every penny when trying to maximize your fundraising dollars for the organization you love. Quick tip though - make sure your venue has a strong WiFi signal. Obviously venues that are more unique create more excitement, but it's essential that the venue you choose has a strong signal or the ability to create a secure network. BidPal techs can work through the kinks, but selecting a suitable venue will make your job a lot easier in the long run. Also, be up front with your account executives on what you need and what you expect. They only know as much as you're willing to share, so take ownership of your event and allow them to assist you. Don't expect them to run the show.


Penne H.
Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Unbelievable support - like having three more employees pitching in.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 11/9/2018
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Caleb R.

An Honest Review from a First Year Advancement Coordinator

Reviewed on 5/1/2017
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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Jennifer D.

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

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 29/8/2017
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Marianne J.
Industry: Fund-Raising
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 7/6/2018
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Courtney Z.

Paws & Claws Gala Review

Reviewed on 16/2/2017
Review Source: Capterra

We've used BidPal for several years to maximize our fundraising dollars at our annual Paws & Claws Gala to benefit the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. BidPal is a great tool! Every year, we see an increase in donations, as well as improvements in the technology. This year, we had bidders from out of state that haven't ever even stepped foot in our organization support us, thanks to BidPal's ability to reach donors far and wide at the touch of a finger. Plus, on site support is an asset. They helped us work the room, assist bidders, answer questions, create Calls to Action, and so much more! Although there is a learning curve for new users, there's no tool on the market that can compare. And it sure bits the old days with paper bidding sheets! Plus the diversity in reports you can run, from attendees, to managing seating/ tables, to tracking popular packages, generous donors, unsold items, etc. is super helpful when identifying what works and what doesn't year after year. The software is a bit expensive, but is worth every penny when trying to maximize your fundraising dollars for the organization you love. Quick tip though - make sure your venue has a strong WiFi signal. Obviously venues that are more unique create more excitement, but it's essential that the venue you choose has a strong signal or the ability to create a secure network. BidPal techs can work through the kinks, but selecting a suitable venue will make your job a lot easier in the long run. Also, be up front with your account executives on what you need and what you expect. They only know as much as you're willing to share, so take ownership of your event and allow them to assist you. Don't expect them to run the show.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

User recommendation
9.4/10
Based on 117 user ratings
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OneCause Pricing

OneCause Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

OneCause offers various plans for any sized organization.

For accurate price information, contact OneCause directly.

OneCause offers various plans for any sized organization.

For accurate price information, contact OneCause directly.

Value for Money
4.6/5
Based on 117 user ratings
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OneCause Features

OneCause Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Customer Database
Customisable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Quote Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Features
4.5/5
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Additional information for OneCause

Additional information for OneCause

Key features of OneCause

  • Accounting reconciliation
  • Action management
  • Activity management
  • Activity tracking
  • Assignment management
  • Bid management
  • Bidder management
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Campaign planning
  • Collections management
  • Electronic payments
  • Event tracking
  • Inventory control
  • Inventory management
  • Inventory tracking
  • Live auction
  • Mobile alerts
  • Mobile donations
  • Online auction
  • Online bidding
  • Package tracking
  • 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 tasks
  • Registration management
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Silent auction
  • Social advertising
  • Summary reports
  • Task planning
  • Task tracking
  • Ticket management
  • Tracking features
  • Watch list

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.

OneCause FAQs

OneCause FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for OneCause.

Q. What type of pricing plans does OneCause offer?

OneCause offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

OneCause offers various plans for any sized organization. For accurate price information, contact OneCause directly.

Q. What are the main features of OneCause?

OneCause offers the following features:

  • Accounting reconciliation
  • Action management
  • Activity management
  • Activity tracking
  • Assignment management
  • Bid management
  • Bidder management
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Campaign planning
  • Collections management
  • Electronic payments
  • Event tracking
  • Inventory control
  • Inventory management
  • Inventory tracking
  • Live auction
  • Mobile alerts
  • Mobile donations
  • Online auction
  • Online bidding
  • Package tracking
  • 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 tasks
  • Registration management
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Silent auction
  • Social advertising
  • Summary reports
  • Task planning
  • Task tracking
  • Ticket management
  • Tracking features
  • Watch list

Q. Who are the typical users of OneCause?

OneCause has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does OneCause support?

OneCause supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does OneCause offer?

OneCause has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does OneCause support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices OneCause supports

Q. What other apps does OneCause integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations OneCause has

Q. What level of support does OneCause offer?

OneCause offers the following support options:

FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials, Forum