About Give Lively

Give Lively is a web-based fundraising platform for nonprofit organizations in the U.S. It provides solutions for various fundraising needs including digital, event, and peer-based initiatives. Give Lively requires an existing or new Stripe account for payment processing in order to support online fundraising.

The platform can be used to create unlimited custom and responsive campaign pages that are optimized for mobile devices. It provides two types of page template options, a simplified default template and a more interactive option. Nonprofits can add various elements to campaign pages, including real-time donation tracking, embedded videos, live stream, and more. Additionally, Give Lively offers donation widgets that can be added directly to websites.

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9 Reviews of Give Lively

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.11 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.5

Customer support

3.5

Functionality

3.5

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April 2021

Ellie from Women's Fund of Rhode Island

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2021

This is the best free fundraising software

I love the text to give an option that is customizable and tied into a campaign and the ability to have multiple campaigns is awesome.

Pros

When I found out about this, I didn't actually believe it was free. It's pretty great to not have to pay a monthly or annual fee for a fundraising product where you can text to give and support a peer to peer fundraiser.

Cons

There are a few add ons that I think would be helpful, like a CRM integration or the ability to message out from this platform. The offerings are basic but FREE so I'm really not complaining.

August 2021

Heath from Excess dB inc

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2021

Give Lively is great, highly recommend

I continue to use Give Lively and continue to have a good experience with their products

Pros

Love the low cost and ease of use. It integrates well with our websites.

Cons

More customization and automatic donor matchs for companies would be great.

Reasons for Choosing Give Lively

better cost structure with minimal loss of features

Reasons for Switching to Give Lively

Lower costs

August 2021

Jeremy from Pure Life Alliance

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Health, Wellness and Fitness

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

2.0

August 2021

Free is not always free.

My biggest issue is the tech support. there was no way to find support once you are logged in. you have to go to the main page not logged in to see the chat option. I did this two different times and both times the response was the same. "I will have to send this onto an engineer" at one point I was told that "this was a fee product". Does that mean I am to expect it not to work? The tech support is horrible.

Pros

At first glance it does many of the things that the other commentators do. It is easy to set up things on a basic level.

Cons

The Events and live display is not worth wasting time on. in an event setting the text to donate makes it hard for a donor to give more than once. Although there is a check bo for saving the cc info it did not work. on top of that the Apple Pay froze on the computer and did not even show up on my phone. there is now way to just guest lists once someone has purchased a ticket, its just a stoic spread sheet. All in all the events module is not worth the effort.

Reasons for Choosing Give Lively

It was cheaper. If I do not receive a good response from the Give Lively team them I will be purchasing MobileCause. If I do receive a good response I will update my review.

November 2019

Maya from IKOS

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Real Estate

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2019

Give Lively

Love Give Lively! Would definitely recommend this for non-profits who are trying to fund raise.

Pros

Love this donation software. It's perfect for our small non-profit. It's great that they take only a small percentage of our donations and don't charge huge yearly fees. The donation campaigns you can design with this software look great and it's easy to connect to our website!

Cons

There's really nothing bad about this software from our perspective. Does what we need for a small non-profit and doesn't cost a ton.

Response from Give Lively

Replied November 2019

Thank you for the kind words, Maya! We're thrilled our platform is a good fit for your nonprofit. To avoid any confusion, we want to clarify that our platform is free: no annual fee, and we don't take a percentage of donations. Reference our Forever Free Pledge: https://www.givelively.org/forever-free-pledge The fees you reference are standard payment processing fees charged by Stripe, a separate payment processor we use to process donations made using our fundraising technology. Stripe charges a fee to collect money from a credit card or through a bank. Give Lively offers donors the option to cover this transaction fee, which most opt to do. Thank you again for trusting us with your online fundraising. We're so glad we can support you!

May 2019

John from Elms University Center

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2019

Absolutely Free Fundraising!

Originally, we had a PayPal donation page and some manual ACH monthly donors. There was no opportunity to promote our organization, and it seemed unprofessional. Donors were reluctant to go through the PayPal account process, and it was complicated to get the money into the bank. Give Lively allowed our growing organization to have a world-class donation platform, and focus on providing services instead of collecting money.

Pros

Zero cost, except the 2.2% Stripe takes. Great phone/email support and account managers that really are dedicated to your non-profit's success. Simple, but has a wide range of features. Embedded donation widgets are amazing, and the event software can handle complex ticketing structures. Live donation projection with text to donate number is something we would love to explore, and seems great.

Cons

Sometimes there is a lack of customization and flexibility. They are making some useful improvements, but I wish you could remove the peer to peer and donate in honor buttons. Those have a lot of potential, but are too complex for a simple campaign.

December 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2019

Every Non-Profit Should Consider Give Lively

I recommend Give Lively to every nonprofit that I am in touch with. You can’t beat the ability to useful and powerful features at no cost.

Pros

Give Lively has so many useful tools, including text-to-donate, peer-to-peer fundraising, and event ticketing. Their impact story campaign template is awesome. Support is incredible and they even respond on weekends! It’s incredible that all their fundraising technology is available for free for qualifying non-profits.

Cons

Give Lively lacks Double-the-Donation integration, but they are working on it. Also, they don’t offer CNAME functionality, which is something other donation platforms offer.

March 2020

Brian from Brian Fleck Ministries

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

March 2020

Faith Based Organizations Beware

If you are a faith-based organization your application will be denied. When I inquired why they denied my application, this was their response. "Hi there, Thank you for submitting an application to become a Give Lively Member. Unfortunately, we have decided not to move forward with membership at this time. We believe your organization does not align with our Value Statements, as described in our Terms of Use. We understand there are differing viewpoints and interpretations of the concept of ‘values.’ We respect and acknowledge that your organization may hold values that differ from ours, and that your values are deep, sincere, and meaningful. However, we have decided as an organization that we will only work with nonprofits that conform to our value statements, as we interpret them, and that it’s best for both of us to end our conversation here, as to avoid conflict with those values. Sincerely, [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] Give Lively Support" Value Statement reads, (i) discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed)...

Pros

What I liked most about this product was the feature "text to give"

Cons

The length of time it takes to get set up and approved.

February 2021

Richard from Gleanweb

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Functionality

1.0

February 2021

No catch??

Pros

Have not used it and will not until i can find out how much it actually costs including the REQUIRED stripe.com account.

Cons

Your description is simply wrong. Free with no catch? NO! Give Lively requires the user to have a stripe.com account which charges for every transaction. Stripe.com has a nonprofit discount but, and i find this just amazing, they will not tell you what the discount is unless you first set up an account with them! Give Lively is complicit in this ridiculous setup.

Reasons for Choosing Give Lively

did not choose it. Cannot find out how much it costs with the required stripe.com account.

December 2019

Sarah from Girls Inc

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2019

Payment platform that links to bank accounts

This platform has made requesting donations easy for those who are giving. The fact that it can link directly to use a giver's bank account makes it easier for them to give quickly.

Pros

I like that this account can securely be linked to a giver's bank account and the benefactor incurs less fees as a result.

Cons

The amount of the giver's donation is automatically shown unless they opt out. Some may not wish for this to be public, and once posted there is no way to reverse the visibility.