About Fundraise Up

Fundraise Up is a cloud-based software designed to help organizations create, launch and manage online giving campaigns. The platform offers white-label capabilities, which enable users to create personalized web pages using custom colours, logos, images, calls-to-action and more to establish brand identity with donors.

Fundraise Up includes artificial intelligence (AI)-technology, which automatically collects data on website usage, visitor activities and payment history to provide donation suggestions to visitors. Features include recurring giving, customizable donor portal, checkout management, fraud protection and more. Additionally, marketers can design and run A/B tests to measure the performance of campaigns and implement various marketin...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

68 Reviews of Fundraise Up

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.88 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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4 stars

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March 2020

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Cäcille from OutRight Action International

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2020

The best donation software and support teams out there – with fabulous leadership. ;)

Overall I was suspicious but optimistic. I'm so glad that Maria, on a whim, decided to go with this platform, even if it put a lot of pressure on me to figure it out at the time.

Pros

I love the ease of use and the adaptability it has. We've been able to increase the revenue of our crowdsourcing campaigns, as well as our general fundraising.

Cons

Um.. nothing?! The only thing really is lack of integration with our database, but that's not their fault whatsoever.

Reasons for Choosing Fundraise Up

We still use that product, but mostly for event registration or any online event donations that we get mailed in, to make campaign organzation easier on us (me).

Reasons for Switching to Fundraise Up

Our other system was terrible to begin with and we needed a change. It was free but so long as the product was astounding we were more than willing to pay.Plus Maria and [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] go way back (apparently) and she also decided on whim to meet him and basically fell in love with the product – as did I once she showed me and I played around with it.

Response from Fundraise Up

Replied March 2020

Thank you for your kind comments! We love working with your organization. We do have more CRM integrations on our roadmap, so stick with us! :)

February 2021

Aaron from OLASTEO

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2021

Best in the Business! - Do not sleep on Fundraise Up

We were able to robustly implement FRU literally overnight, in a frantic attempt to get a campaign page up and running for an upcoming fundraising event. We knew immediately that this software platform and the incredible staff at FRU were on another level entirely. In our option, they have no competition. Since that overnight success story, we have been singing FRU's praises and find ourselves getting upset at least once a day, knowing that other great nonprofit orgs are stuck using any other donation platform. If you are one of those nonprofits out there not using FRU, it's the equivalent of still owning a pager instead of a cellular phone. Get with it!

Pros

- UI/UX - Elegant, intuitive, and efficient, there is not a better looking platform in the game today - Elements - This is the software's most brilliant feature and is truly unique to the industry - Checkout - Backed by science and machine learning, this checkout form can generate outsized returns - Branding - Whether at checkout, via elements, thank you emails/receipts, your brand will be prevalent - Dashboard - This goes with the UI/UX, but it is so clean and easy to track...a legit dashboard for everyone - Recurring Donor Focus - The software is constantly working hard to increase recurring donors - Recurring Donor Migration - This feature is amazing and free, allowing us to auto-magically migrate - Double the Donation Integration - The way Match 360 is integrated into checkout is a beautiful thing - Everything else I'm forgetting...

Cons

I don't have any cons at this time. FRU knows exactly who they are as a company and a software platform. They live by specific company guardrails that allow them to focus on improving true pain points and challenges for their nonprofit clients. There is no show with them or gimmicks...simply the best!

Reasons for Choosing Fundraise Up

There are too may reasons to list. The bottom line is that there are ZERO licensing fees, a very competitive platform fee, and the best support staff + developers the nonprofit fundraising game has ever seen. We love you, FRU!

Reasons for Switching to Fundraise Up

We needed something more powerful than what Donorbox was offering, which served us well for our first few years as an organization. We felt we required better automation/integration with our existing tech stack + we were pushing to create a heavily OLASTEO branded campaign page. FRU was the perfect storm to sweep away our challenges and worries.

Response from Fundraise Up

Replied February 2021

Aaron, we're glad we get to partner with you and OLASTEO! Thanks so much for being a champion for good tech and an advocate for Fundraise Up. Looking forward to serving you further in 2021 and beyond.

July 2020

liz from Brooklyn Book Festival

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Entertainment

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2020

pricey but easy

Pros

People find it easy to use and it has an attractive and simple design

Cons

People are put off by the expense. I have had people email me and say they don't want to donate online because of the cost. As a small non-profit, we previously used a free software that was not as simple or visual, but avoided hefty fees.

Reasons for Switching to Fundraise Up

A friend recommended it.

Response from Fundraise Up

Replied July 2020

Thank you for your review, Liz! As you likely are aware, we are 100% performance-based pricing. We don't earn unless you do. Taking a look at your account we see over 85% of donations have all fees (ours and credit card) covered, meaning it's paid for itself *and* most of your credit card fees (which otherwise would have been out-of-pocket). Best-in-class tech can cost a bit more, but *must* pull its weight, which we hope we are doing for your organization. Tip: Be sure to make the "cover fees" optional if you have a sensitive donor base! :)

May 2021

Dawn from Young at Heart Senior Pet Adoptions

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2021

Fundraise Up was a great move for our nonprofit!

It's been a really great experience and our donors are loving it, too. The customer service is incredible! After years of dealing with Network for Good's robotic and impersonal customer service, FundraiseUp is like a dream! Our contact at FundraiseUp [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] is a ROCK STAR and is always willing to jump on a call or Zoom meeting, answers all my questions quickly and with great detail, and is just really wonderful to work with. She makes MY job easier, and that is HUGE in a nonprofit where I wear a lot of different hats. I highly recommend FundraiseUp!

Pros

After relying on Network for Good for years for our growing organization, we needed something that integrated with our donation database, was easy to use, had auto-receipts that we could customize, had an e-card option for donations, and was more user-friendly to our donors. It's also great that it has a Peer to Peer option as well. So many fun ways to make this software work for us! Fundraise Up has been a great answer to all of our needs and has been so easy to use!

Cons

So far the only thing we have come across software-wise is not being able to ask any custom questions for Peer-to-Peer Fundraising. The only other issue was that Network for Good would NOT allow us to migrate our monthly donors over, so we had to ask monthly donors to cancel and then move over to FundraiseUp manually, but that is Network for Good's fault, not Fundraise Up!

Reasons for Choosing Fundraise Up

Integrates really well with everything we do! Love it!

Reasons for Switching to Fundraise Up

Lack of control with branding, clunky user interface, lack of customization with forms, emails, receipts, etc, and poor customer service.

Response from Fundraise Up

Replied May 2021

Dawn, it's a pleasure for us to serve you and Young at Heart Senior Pet Adoptions. You can look forward to many years of excellent customer service from your Success Engineer!

June 2021

Allen from Carpe Diem Arts, Imc.

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

I was dubious at first, but I am now a big supporter

We have benefited financially from incorporating Fundraise Up into our website. We were able to remove a clunky donation page (CRM provided) with their software providing an easy to use way for donors to open their wallets.

Pros

The product is quite easy to use, the support is fast to reply and work with you when there is a challenge, setup was easy, the elements you can place on your website are very clever (and quite customizable), integration with our CRM package, increased donations that I believe are due to the donation environment created using Fundraise Up.

Cons

Apple Pay setup (not really the software's fault), could use more formatting flexibility in text creation (like Bold, Italics, other text formatting features), it took a little while to understand the language of the software; unfamiliar terms like Social Proof, Elements, etc.

Response from Fundraise Up

Replied June 2021

Hi Allen, Thank you for selecting Fundraise Up as your donation platform of choice. It's a pleasure to serve your nonprofit, and I'm glad to read that you're seeing meaningful financial benefits. Looking forward to seeing how your organization grows! - Nic