OneCause vs GiveSmart

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Finding the perfect fundraising software for your organization is hard work. We get it! To make it easier, explore the differentiators between OneCause and GiveSmart to discover why OneCause is the most robust platform for your cause.

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2008
Founded
$6.5B
Raised
2.5M
Supporters
70K+
Campaigns

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Why Nonprofits Choose OneCause
over GiveSmart

Complete Fundraising Platform

OneCause

Innovative and easy-to-use software that supports any event type. From auctions to online giving, social fundraising, and text donations, we grow your impact under one platform.

GiveSmart

While GiveSmart offers the basic elements to support a fundraising event, it’s missing key innovations that would otherwise save time and drive revenue for its customers.

Award-winning Customer Support

OneCause

Committed and helpful customer support agents, consulting services, and industry-leading onsite event assistance help you raise more and deliver peace of mind when it counts most.

GiveSmart

With a mix of employees and outsourced support, increased costs, and event day remote and onsite staff—GiveSmart’s approach to helping fundraisers is less than ideal.

Product Innovation

OneCause

OneCause is committed to constant innovation to help fundraisers raise more for their mission. Since 2008, our user-friendly software has helped more than 11K nonprofits raise $5.8B across 60K campaigns.

GiveSmart

GiveSmart operates on an older platform (formerly known as Gesture) that has received minimal updates since it was acquired by Community Brands. As a result of this and subsequent consolidations, product innovation has slowed.

Seamless Supporter Experience

OneCause

The OneCause Fundraising Platform takes the effort and guesswork out of donating to deliver a giving experience that is quick, easy, and modern—just like they expect.

GiveSmart

As a result of slower product development, the overall experience is built on basic functionality and has not kept pace with the expectations of today’s donors.

Complete Fundraising Platform

OneCause

Innovative and easy-to-use software that supports any event type. From auctions to online giving, social fundraising, and text donations, we grow your impact under one platform.

GiveSmart

While GiveSmart offers the basic elements to support a fundraising event, it’s missing key innovations that would otherwise save time and drive revenue for its customers.

Award-winning Customer Support

OneCause

Committed and helpful customer support agents, consulting services, and industry-leading onsite event assistance help you raise more and deliver peace of mind when it counts most.

GiveSmart

With a mix of employees and outsourced support, increased costs, and event day remote and onsite staff—GiveSmart’s approach to helping fundraisers is less than ideal.

Product Innovation

OneCause

OneCause is committed to constant innovation to help fundraisers raise more for their mission. Since 2008, our user-friendly software has helped more than 11K nonprofits raise $5.8B across 60K campaigns.

GiveSmart

GiveSmart operates on an older platform (formerly known as Gesture) that has received minimal updates since it was acquired by Community Brands. As a result of this and subsequent consolidations, product innovation has slowed.

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Seamless Supporter Experience

OneCause

The OneCause Fundraising Platform takes the effort and guesswork out of donating to deliver a giving experience that is quick, easy, and modern—just like they expect.

GiveSmart

As a result of slower product development, the overall experience is built on basic functionality and has not kept pace with the expectations of today’s donors.

Where's the Difference?

Features
OneCause
GiveSmart
Singular Platform Experience
Included
Included
Mobile Bidding/Auctions
Included
Included
AI-driven Auction Capabilities
Included
Not Included
Sponsorship Management & Analytics
Included
Not Included
Ticketing & Table Management
Included
Included
Robust Item Procurement
Included
Not Included
Live Display Scoreboards
Included
Included
Recurring Giving
Included
Included
Fund Designations
Included
Not Included
Connect Online Campaign to Event
Included
Not Included
Digital Wallet/ACH
Included
Included
In-house Support & Event Services
Included
Not Included

Features

  • Singular Platform Experience
  • Mobile Bidding/Auctions
  • AI-driven Auction Capabilities
  • Sponsorship Management & Analytics
  • Ticketing & Table Management
  • Robust Item Procurement
  • Live Display Scoreboards
  • Recurring Giving
  • Fund Designations
  • Connect Online Campaign to Event
  • Digital Wallet/ACH
  • In-house Support & Event Services

Additional Features

FAQs

You can take a test drive of any (and all!) products here to see OneCause in action.

OneCause is built with flexibility to empower fundraisers’ creativity. From galas to scavenger hunts, memorial campaigns to run, walk, rides and beyond, our software can power the campaign that you dream up.

With any event type you choose, whether it be in-person, virtual or hybrid, OneCause offers solutions to deliver an all-encompassing event experience with easy check-in, flexible table seating & guest management, integrated ticketing, real-time scoreboard displays, embeddable donation forms, and more. Not to mention, you’ll be armed to drive giving with product learning resources and the OneCause team at your back.

Our solutions supports nonprofit organizations of all sizes. Our team works with you to determine the best fit for you.

With OneCause, you get more than just software. We are committed to helping nonprofits find the inspiration, tools, and resources to grow your fundraising. That includes customer education and support!

Through OneCause University, our online product knowledgebase, and collaborative learning sessions, you’ll always have a place to turn for guidance.

Our partnership extends beyond just industry-leading software. We provide inspiration and insights from the latest research, best-in-class resources, partner network, and community to help your organization increase fundraising effectiveness.

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.

Our fundraising software takes the thousands of data points collected before, during, and after your event and converts them into actionable insights to help you strengthen your mission—all SSI compliant and secure.

We have several packages to best fit your needs. Request a demo today to get in touch with a OneCause pro that can answer all your questions! If you’re not quite ready, head to our plans pages for all feature related information.

What are our Customers Saying?

If you can imagine all the features that you could possibly need to run pretty much any type of event that is exactly what this software offers. Hands down the best fundraising software!
Rhonda H.
Event Manager
Working with OneCause is one of the best decisions we have made. The suite of services from online donation pages to event management tools sync with our fundraising goals so well.
Jenna C.
Director of Communications
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