Giveffect Software


 

Giveffect is a cloud-based solution for nonprofits. Primary features include fundraising, volunteer management, nonprofit management, marketing, donor management, constituent relationship management and reporting and analytics.

The nonprofit management module allows users to automate admin tasks, data entry, tax receipts and thank-you notes. It also provides pre-prepared tax receipt letters, donor-solicitation emails and letters, thank-you letters and reports. The fundraising module allows users to launch and manage a fundraising website. Users can create donation tiers, accept online donations and track donation progress.

The marketing and communication module provides email marketing tools, activity walls, photo albums and social-media integration. Other features include online giving, wealth screening, a gift system, accounting, financial management, membership management and event management.

Giveffect is available in monthly and annual subscription pricing options. Support is offered via phone, email, live chat, account manager, FAQs, video tutorials and whitepapers.

 

Giveffect - Chat support
 
  • Giveffect - Chat support
    Chat support
  • Giveffect - Donate button
    Donate button
  • Giveffect - Donor profile
    Donor profile
  • Giveffect - Fundraising
    Fundraising
  • Giveffect - Volunteer calendar
    Volunteer calendar
  • Giveffect - Reporting and analytics
    Reporting and analytics
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

27 Reviews of Giveffect

Showing 1-20 of 27

 

Start your review of Giveffect

Click to start
https://www.softwareadvice.com/nonprofit/giveffect-review/

Melanie from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

We've used GivEffect since Dec 2015. It is the easiest CRM/fundraising software I've ever used.

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

Makes my job so much easier. The ability to customize letters, communications, campaigns saves me time. Also, it makes segmenting donors incredibly easy so that communications reach the right people at the right times.

Pros

It's so intuitive and easy to customize to your needs. There are no tedious forms to fill out to change or add fields, you can do most of it yourself. The campaigns are so easy to set up and easy to promote. Once your staff is familiar with the user experience troubleshooting is incredibly easy to manage. Donations come in with little to no issue. The team is so incredibly responsive and if we need something done differently it's almost always made available on the next upgrade. The tutorials are quick and painless to sit through and you can access them whenever you need to. Their webinar series is great and they do a wonderful job of keeping us up-to-date regarding changes, new functionality and upcoming tutorials and training.

Cons

There are a few pieces that are only available in the upper tier, which is a bummer. Also, the number of administrators we can have is limiting. The cost to add what we need is probably as much as moving to the next tier - which is slightly higher than we're prepared to pay right now.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Giveffect, Giveffect

Date: May 2017

May 2017

 

Thank you Melanie!

 

Charleen from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Easy to use and perfect for our needs!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support
Pros

Prior to Giveffect we were using eTapestry. We felt eTapestry was antiquated and was not updating their service to keep up with the times and our needs. This is when we started looking at new software that could be a home for our data and our fundraising campaigns.

In terms of features, we really enjoy the look of the campaign fundraising pages we can generate in Giveffect and how modern and up to date, they look. We can also create these campaigns quickly and it doesn¿t cost us anything extra to create as many campaigns as we¿d like. It is also really great to see all the feature updates and how receptive Giveffect is to ideas and additions to the system.

Giveffect has helped us with our Bowl for Kids¿ Sake campaigns as well. The ability to create teams is easy and user-friendly for our staff and the majority of our supporters.
Overall, Giveffect is a great piece of software to track donors and host campaigns. It has been a great experience and I recommend Giveffect to anyone looking for software

Cons

Minor bugs here and there that are addressed quickly. Duplicates not auto removed. Would love to see auto capitalization added when users add their own info in.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Giveffect, Giveffect

Date: May 2017

May 2017

 

Thanks so much Charleen!

 

Patrick from Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii

April 2017

April 2017

Very Pleased!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

We are very pleased with Giveffects system! We are still learning all the features and enjoy the weekly webinars! The ease of use is extremely intuitive!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Stephanie from LIFEDesigns, Inc.
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2017

April 2017

The best fundraising software available!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

Before Giveffect, we were using BlackBaud Raiser's Edge, and no one in our office could use it well. Just to learn how to use it, our employees had to pay a large fee and go to a week long training seminar. It was not convenient, and that knowledge was lost as employees turned over. I managed to figure out how to use it myself, but wasted a lot of time. Training others on my team was next to impossible. During the initial demo, we could tell that Giveffect was leaps and bounds ahead of Raiser's Edge. With Giveffect, the software itself is very intuitive, and the provided free training video tutorials and webinars are really helpful. Even before those resources were available, it was so easy for me to just start using the system. I've since been able to set up my entire team using the system, and they've had few to no difficulties learning to use it. Our focus is now on building better relationships with our donors rather than fighting with a system to enter gift information. Giveffect has been absolutely wonderful for our team.

Pros

It's so easy to use. The capacity of this software improves about every 2 weeks when they release a new update to the system. It's grown exponentially since we started using it about 2 years ago. They now provide amazing resources: training video tutorials, webinars, a Facebook group page to network with other users, etc. They just keep upgrading the system and adding new features so regularly, I truly believe Giveffect can literally do anything you need it to.

Cons

Nothing really. The only downside for us is the price. Honestly the price is a great value for what you get, it's just a little high for smaller non-profits...but you can literally do everything you need to.

Advice to Others

It has so much potential. The integration with other services is really nice, i.e. mail chimp for email marketing. They've recently added auction software, you sell event tickets, donate button on your website, volunteer management, literally everything you need.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Giveffect, Giveffect

Date: April 2017

April 2017

 

Love it! Thanks so much Stephanie!

 

Art from Holston Habitat for Humanity

April 2017

April 2017

Pleased with Giveffect

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality

"It's been more than a year since we adopted Giveffect.

When we first started with Giveffect we ran a campaign for one of our founders who was turning 100 years old. It was our first campaign with Giveffect and we raised more than $10,000 in 2 weeks. It was very easy to set up the campaign, even on our first try.

We moved all our volunteer registration onto Giveffect and it has been a very positive experience. It's really great that we can direct supporters to our website to sign up as volunteers. They can then fill out our application and waiver form with the information automatically entered into the database.

Giveffect has a lot of the elements that exist in the Habitat world. I have been with Habitat for 18 years and one of the challenges with any software system is that we wear so many hats that it can be difficult to become an expert in the fund development field. With that said, I have found Giveffect to be very user friendly."

Review Source: Capterra
 

sofia from Habitat for Humanity

April 2017

April 2017

Giveffect can become a good friend in time

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

I feel that a lot of the features that Giveffect has are simple but wrong oriented. Sometimes what you are creating (Campaign, Group, Job etc.) turn out to be a different thing.
But, it's very efficient in keeping records end the tutorial videos are so helpful.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Christine from Habitat for Humanity Capital District
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Easy to use

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

Before we found Giveffect, we had been using a combination of eTapestry, Volunteer Hub, and Constant Contact. What jumped out at us was the ability to consolidate the donation and volunteer piece in one program.

Our old systems were supposed to sync with each other but it was sloppy and didn¿t work that well in practice. W e were attracted to having one system to capture all that information.

We did the research and decided that Giveffect was going to make our lives a whole lot easier.

Giveffect has made our online donation flow simpler and more user-friendly, and its reporting feature is also much easier to use than eTapestry's. It has definitely saved us time because the information for our volunteers is already integrated with their donation history, which is a lot better than having to manually merge those records.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Giveffect, Giveffect

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Thanks Christine!

 

Amy from Habitat for Humanity

March 2017

March 2017

Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Support

Giveffect is a great fit with our Habitat affiliate because it manages both the donation side and the volunteer side of our organization in one system. Our old system did not manage Volunteers and Donations in one and the fact that we can do both with Giveffect was why we went with this system.

We have had a good experience using Giveffect, the one feature that has really made my life easier has been the ability to do repeating shifts to schedule volunteers. Basically we have shifts available every day, and before Giveffect I had to go in and create shifts EVERY day. I am saving so much time !


Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Giveffect, Giveffect

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Love it! Thanks so much Amy!

 

Sofia from Habitat for Humanity
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Beautiful!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

"My favorite part of Giveffect is the Webinars and Videos Tutorials and how easy they are to understand. They have really helped a lot to guide us in teaching new staff about the system."

Pros

the videos, they are easy to understand and follow.

Cons

Don't know yet, I need to play more around with it.

Advice to Others

no

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Giveffect, Giveffect

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Happy to have you on board Sofia! You should join our facebook group for more resources and webinar videos!

 

Anna from Access to Success

March 2017

March 2017

Give Effect Experience

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

Recently I have been asking the Tech Support team a lot of questions and they have been quick to respond in efforts to help me learn more about Giveffect and how to perform various functions I need. Several areas I have recommended or asked for improvements are currently on the dashboard for 2017. The system does more than I ever thought and they seem to want to make it continually better. Looking forward to the upgrades/changes taking place this year.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kris from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Giveffect.com Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

"By switching to Giveffect we have eliminated having to use multiple platforms to function. Everything was separate for us before and we basically were spending a ton of time moving between software, platforms and systems that didn't communicate well together and/or did not allow us present the look and feel of our agency. With Giveffect we can easily accomplish all of our tasks from one platform AND on the front end of things it integrates seamlessly with our own website! From the get go, Giveffect's customer service has been top notch - they've had an answer for every question we've had and their team is readily available whether it is through their online "Chat with Us" feature, via phone or via email. They also do an amazing job of listening to feedback and the needs of their clients then turning around and implementing updates which allows them to offer all of us a continually evolving solution. I can't even begin to explain the amount of time we now have available each day to focus our energies on the important stuff - the kids in our program and our mission. Highly recommended!"

Pros

Giveffect has consolidated our process for us and eliminated the need to use multiple platforms. The time savings for our staff has been huge! Also, the ongoing training opportunities, customer support and ever evolving aspects have been incredibly helpful and have allowed us to make our processes even more efficient. The software is also very intuitive and easy to use/understand. In addition, the team at Giveffect actually listens and evolves the software based on the growing needs of users and the clients we serve.

Cons

I have yet to have a negative thought about Giveffect.

Advice to Others

I would encourage you to call those using the software for references and also TRY the demo! We did both of those things and haven't had one regret. Our biggest hangup initially was the migration to a new platform, but their team helped us handle this with ease. It seems to good to be true, but it is so worthwhile.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Giveffect, Giveffect

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Thank you, Kris!

 

Kiera from Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Great for Non-profits!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

We decided that we were going to look for software that cut down on cost by not having to utilize various different software pieces and roll that into one.

An example of this is that we found that our old Salesforce system was good with keeping information in, but was not good for communicating with our supporters so we used Mailchimp as well, but that also charges based on how many people you add to it. We also used Form Assembly ad WePay.

So we wanted to narrow it down to one system, which could encompass all of our needs.
I also needed a better way to record volunteer hours and data, we relly liked how Giveffect has the external logins. With Salesforce I had to go in and still manually input data into the database even though a volunteer had already registered with us.

With Giveffect you can automatically check in and check out our volunteers, again with Salesforce we had to enter that information in manually which was tough because I would not always be on site. It came down to accuracy for us, Giveffect had a much easier interface, a much cleaner experience.

Pros

Easy interface, simple to learn.

Cons

Some features are not available depending on your plan so keep that in mind.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Giveffect, Giveffect

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Thank you so much Kiera!

 

Kathleen from Helping Children Worldwide
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

So glad we changed to Giveffect, I wish we had done it sooner!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

I looked at a lot of different systems and spent a long time trying to decide and they mostly had too little functionality. Giveffect was more expensive than what we intended to spend, however we felt like we were getting more for our money to bring so many processes under one roof and I was absolutely sold how the back end of the system talks to the front end. Saves us a lot of work every day, and also provides a higher level of accountability.

As far as the campaign pages and website solution, they are so attractive. We used Razoo for individual fundraisers, which would be a manual upload and a higher rate for processing fees. We used Giftworks for our CRM and donation pages, very anti-intuitive system, difficult for donors to use and we got constant complaints from the donors.

So to be able to create these really attractive campaigns on top of using the website builder has been great. We are already getting a lot of positive feedback from our board, supporters, and key volunteers.

The functionality is so much better, being a cloud based system, GE is much more manageable because our old system was constantly freezing or shutting down. Also, the old system had really bad customer service, we could never get any questions answered and sometimes couldn¿t even get a response. Giveffect gets so much credit for having people there even on Friday night to help people with their chat support questions.

I really like the chat support, you just hop on the chat box, explain your problem and clearly everyone over there knows how to solve your issue pretty quickly and its been so much faster and so much more efficient for us. Highly recommend this system for any nonprofit, especially if you need a website too.

Pros

Very good, friendly customer service, fast response time, forward thinking system, easy for donors to use, complete system includes CRM, campaign pages, email contact system, website and so much more.

Cons

It is more expensive than other softwares we looked at, but probably worth the price.

Advice to Others

Get the highest level, it includes a super simple and beautiful drag and drop website tool that we love, lower credit card fees and the ability to add alot more users.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Giveffect, Giveffect

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Thank you, Kathleen!

 

Amanda from Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii

March 2017

March 2017

Fantastic Company and Software!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

Giveffect has made a huge difference in the way that we fundraise. Setting up a campaign page is super simple, and has made purchasing tickets to our events so easy for our donors. The support from Giveffect is also awesome! Tech support always gets back to you quickly, and will work through a problem with you until you've figured it out. We love Giveffect!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Giveffect, Giveffect

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Thank you, Amanda!

 

Sandra from United Way of the Lower Mainland
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Giveffect review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

Giveffect is very easy to use. We have used it to manage many of our fundraising campaigns and have found the Tech Support very helpful when we have needed them. I would recommend them.

Pros

Very easy to use.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Giveffect, Giveffect

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Thanks so much Sandra!

 

Courtney from Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

So Helpful!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

Giveffect has helped me on numerous occasions. I don't even have to pick up the phone. Their online chat is super quick and easy. This is one of the only companies I know that utilize the live chat feature in such a productive and efficient manner. Thank you...usually rep, for all your help. I am new to my company and you have made the transitions easier and it's great to know that you are there during the day.

Pros

I like the ease of the software. I didn't have any technical training of the software but between the natural ease of it, the online assistance and the video tutorials I feel very confident using this software.

Cons

I don't think what I like least is really the software's fault. Being a smaller affiliate we don't have the highest level or membership. So sometimes the things I wish I could do... I can't because of that.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Giveffect, Giveffect

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Thanks so much Courtney!

 

Cherise from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2017

March 2017

We love Giveffect!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

We are new clients in the Giveffect world and from start to finish, have had an amazing experience. Our data migration was seamless, campaigns are easily set up and customer service is literally at your fingertips. We are thrilled with the new system and love the ease and look of our new pages.

Pros

Extremely user-friendly. Customer service is top notch!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Giveffect, Giveffect

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Thanks so much Cherise!

 

Carrie from Ruth Meiers
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great All-in-one product!

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Ease-of-use
Usability
Functionality
Functionality
Product Quality
Quality
Value for Money
Value
Support

The main reason we chose Giveffect is that it had all the different systems we were interested in all-in-one, we had looked at Raisers Edge, E-Tapestry and Bloomerang for the donor piece as well as Volunteer Hub and SignUp.com for the volunteer platform, but the fact that Giveffect was integrated and the systems could all speak to each other was the main selling point for us.

Pros

The integration of various platforms that work together. It's efficient and easy to use.

Cons

Nothing

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Giveffect, Giveffect

Date: March 2017

March 2017

 

Thanks so much Carrie!

 

Jonathan from Habitat for Humanity Capital District

December 2015

December 2015

Excellent Comprehensive Software and Easy to Use!

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

We just sent out our annual appeal in November. Every time I get an offline donation, when I log the cheque into the database, I could see our supporter's whole history. I could see if they volunteered or donated in the past. It¿s the main thing our Habitat really appreciates about Giveffect. I can thank them and say, ¿Thanks! You gave and you volunteered at our construction site or our reStore!¿ It¿s fantastic that I can do that so easily and make each message so personalized. We¿ve been using the "Letter Template" to print out "Thank You Letters" super easily. I just log the check and print out the letter and - ¿I¿m like, ok I¿m done!¿ Even when I hand off the donations that I¿ve inputted into the database to our finance department for our auditors to see: A) what donations I¿ve entered, B) what fund I assigned the donations to - it¿s so easy for them to put import data into Quickbooks. There¿s more transparency across multiple departments!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rachel from Big Brothers Big Sisters of St Lucie, Indian River & Okeechobee Counties, Inc.

December 2015

December 2015

Best switch of software we've ever made!

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

We were using a combination of several different platforms, spreadsheets and e-marketing solutions to run our 5 major fundraisers, multiple RSVP events and accomplish donor tracking and moves management. While searching for a new solution, Sharon from the Giveffect team was extremely helpful and responsive to our loads of emails full of questions :)

The system is so user friendly and appealing with a very modern feel. It makes it very easy for friends of the agency to assist with fundraising by creating their own pages to solicit donations or through multiple sharing platforms (facebook, twitter, email, ect.) for agency sponsored events. The volunteer management module is ideal for scheduling multiple "jobs" and schedules and keeping track of skills, certifications and availability.

Our favorite part about Giveffect other than the "chat with us" customer service box (I use that regularly) is the ability to create relationships between contacts and easily "tag" people to segment them into groups for easy reporting. As our focus turns to a targeted campaign for individual contributions and moves management plans for specific donors, the notes and task scheduler/reminder is going to prove invaluable. We are very happy with Giveffect and the team is constantly making upgrades and improvements they they report on every two weeks so you never know what exciting things are on the horizon. I highly recommend them!

Review Source: Capterra