It’s fundraising season which means we are all running around fueled purely by coffee and our desire to do good. Before you work until you drop, consider some fundraising tools for your nonprofit that will make this year-end fundraising season your best yet. We know there are ton of options out there so we’ve broken down some our favs and pointed out what makes each one unique. So take a deep breath (and maybe put down the caffeine) because we are here to help.

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Starting right off the bat with an awesome tool. Classy is a cloud-based software that boasts a “fundraising” sweet of options. It’s mobile focused and has both peer-to-peer and crowdfunding options. We love that it can be integrated with your website (cough, cough) and It also has an impressive ⅘ stars on software advice.


The takeaway: This tool is built for small to mid-sized nonprofits so if that sounds like your organization then it might be the one for you!


First Giving

This tool is focused on ease of use. First Giving is all about making it simple for your nonprofit to raise more donations. They offer custom branded pages, event fundraising and allow for embedded fundraising widgets. They even have time-sensitive campaign countdowns that are sure to move your supporters to donate!


The takeaway: This tool focuses on communication and relationship management for your supporters. If relationship building is essential for you, check them out.

Mobile Cause

As the name implies, this awesome tool focuses on mobile use. From mobile-friendly donation pages to peer-to-peer fundraising, they have it all. They also have an awesome text-to-give thermometer.

The takeaway:

If your organization is focused on donor experience related to mobile giving, then you have to check out this premier tool.


The folks at Qgiv just get nonprofits. They know what you need which is why everything is easy to use. Their platform is extremely customizable which allows it to adapt to what your nonprofit needs. It boasts mobile app donation, interactive dashboard and reporting tools, social sharing options on donation forms, easy to use form builders and so much more!

The takeaway: Qgiv offers no limits on donation forms, events, support and a range of other services. So if “unlimited” sounds good to you, then scamper along to browse through their homepage.



The charitable wing of GoFundMe is pretty awesome. This tool has it all. From easy-to-use fundraising tools, social sharing, mobile responsiveness and text-to-donate options, they cover everything. Plus, they specialize in socially focused event fundraising and know exactly how to raise more for your nonprofit.

The takeaway: Crowdrise knows branding and their tool reflects this. If creating customized, well-branded campaigns is a priority for your organization we suggest chatting with Crowdrise.


CauseVox is a community driven fundraising platform that was built by nonprofit experts to help you grow your giving. It’s simple and easy to use offering custom donation page design, mobile responsiveness, secure donation pages, peer-to-peer fundraising options and so much more.

The takeaway:

CauseVox is unique in its capacity to story tell. The platform contains storytelling tools that allow your nonprofit to effectively engage your supporters and encourage donation. If storytelling is essential for your nonprofit you must contact CauseVox.

Salsa Labs 

Salsa Labs has it all from donor management to fundraising fun. To name a few fun features, their software’s got online donation pages, event registration, peer-to-peer, online gift acknowledgements and obviously mobile responsiveness. They know that one size does not fit all and work with a ton of different organizations throughout the United States tailoring their software to fit the nonprofit’s needs.

The takeaway: Salsa Labs is an expert in donor relationships. The tools they offer ensure that you are able to cultivate new donors while continuing to engage your tried and true supporters.


Neon is  a CRM tool designed for your nonprofit’s growth. The CRM has everything from donor data to built-in communication and marketing tools. It stresses communication through thank you and donation receipts and donor experience with custom online donation forms.

The takeaway: This robust software has everything in one place. It’s efficiency allows your nonprofit to focus on doing more good while your CRM takes care of the rest.


These folks know what they are doing. The experts in donor management and retention, they offer website integrations, smart reports,donor surveys and online giving. All they do keeps the donor in mind allowing your to build stronger relationships.

The takeaway: Bloomerang knows the donor and they have built their tool to reflect this. Interested in a donor-centric platform? Check out Bloomerang.


EveryAction is the go to for any nonprofit in the political or advocacy game. Their easy to use high-conversion donation pages are seriously awesome. They also offer one-click donations, peer-to-peer fundraising, tribute giving and so much more. As they are politically oriented, other features include voter contact, custom reporting and advocacy tools.

The takeaway: If your nonprofit is engaged in politics, our vote is for EveryAction.

Double the Donation

Double the Donation is the master of the matching gift. They boast specialized matching gift pages that raise awareness and match your organization’s branding. They simplify matching and raise awareness better than anyone else in the game.

The takeaway: Are matching gifts a priority for your nonprofit this giving season? We have three words: Double the Donation.

So there you have it! 11 awesome fundraising tools your nonprofit should consider this year-end fundraising season. If you have any questions or comments about any of the above mentioned tools or platforms please reach out to us at Elevation, we love hearing from you! Happy fundraising!

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