What Is DonorDrive?DonorDrive Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Software helps medium and large nonprofits raise more money. With DonorDrive, organizations like MADD, Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals, JDRF, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and World Vision have raised more than $1 Billion.
Who Uses DonorDrive?
Nonprofits using peer-to-peer fundraising.
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Reviews of DonorDrive
DonorDrive is a great platform for our end users (donors & participants) and for admins too.
Comments: We are able to facilitate nearly 300 P2P fundraising events (and ticketed events) with the DonorDrive platform. We utilize it to pull reports on fundraising and donor data, communicate with participants, and provide landing pages/personal fundraising pages to nearly 300k participants. My industry is not correct below - it says Accounting but it should say Nonprofit management.
What I like most about DonorDrive is their responsiveness and willingness to improve the donor and participant experience on the platform. I have used the platform in different capacities since 2011 and the experience has continued to improve. Where there are challenges (transitioning to mobile, or support needed for a landing page not working for whatever reason) the team is *VERY* responsive. The admin side has also had a lot of improvements to increase the ease of pulling reports, viewing data, and setting up automated communication.
What I like least about DonorDrive is that the mobile experience could improve. The pages are optimized for mobile but could be better and the payment process could be shorter for users that are not signed in. The mobile admin experience would be improved by the use of an app vs. utilizing safari. DonorDrive has partnered with Charity Dynamics to offer a mobile experience to participants where they can ask for donations and thank their donors - which we have seen increase our participant fundraising. Our events do wish that they could have a similar mobile app where they see reporting/admin features from mobile. We know our audience is mobile first, so we hope this experience continues to improve.
Comments: I use this software on a daily basis. My experience with DD has been approximately 98% positive. This is a superior program and I would not hesitate recommending this program to anyone.
This software is very user-friendly and accessible, both administratively via the back end and publicly via the front end. One of the features I enjoy most, is to be able to login as one of the participants (without knowing their password) and make any requested changes. I also love the ability to with-hold tax receipts for ticketed events. Also, I love the new livestreaming option for DIY events! Also, the customer service is excellent. I love having a support team, who usually is able to help with my requests same day or next day. Finally, I like that it has the ability to assign a generic email address to participants who do not have one (e.g. children).
One of the cons with this software is that we are unable to create multiple pages for an FYI event, without creating a separate event all together. It would also be great if we could create a photo album for these events. In addition, I wish that the email was not the identifying factor and so that multiple constituents could use the same email address.
DonorDrive is a great tool for peer-to-peer fundraising
Comments: DonorDrive is a great resource for my students. I love many of the functions DonorDrive has available and I'm not sure if any other peer-to-peer fundraising sites can really compare. The benefits of using DonorDrive outweigh of the negatives.
Ability to schedule messages to participants and set up trigger notifications Email campaigns make it easy to reach out and connect with all participants and donors Insights for communication sent to participants and donors via email campaigns is great - looking forward to insights for scheduled messages and triggered notifications!
Information for custom registration questions lives in a different space than custom reports. I wish i could pull a custom report that includes custom questions. There is no ability to schedule what time notifications go out. There is no check-in option for events. I have to run a report, export it, then either print it or have it on a shared drive for check in.
Good Service When Not Crashing
Comments: We are able to outsource our philanthropic websites instead of creating and managing one ourselves. The websites are surprisingly attractive and easy to use/manage. It saves our company a lot of time and money to use their services. However, it seems as if they have no cyber security for DDoS attacks. Our customers were getting double and triple charged for a week from the attack. Also, they do not automate certain functions that should be automated, like platinum upgrades for Extra-Life.
My favorite part of DonorDrive as a user is that all of their websites are similar formats (on the admin side). We source a couple websites with them and if you know how to work one website from DonorDrive, you can work with the other ones as well. DonorDrive makes websites that are very easy to control on the admin side. I am not an IT professional but I can answer almost any troubleshooting inquiries that I receive.
I dislike how hard it is to help our customers that are trying to donate in Canadian Dollars. On our website, Canadian donors can choose CAD to pay with; however, many of them send us tickets that show they paid in United States dollars, which means they paid more money in CAD then they originally wanted and usually need refunds of a few bucks here and there. There are many issues for Canadian donors. On top of that, DonorDrive usually takes a while to respond to bugs - I would like quicker customer service.
We have been working with Donor Drive for Peer to Peer fundraisers for 5+ years.
Comments: All in all, we have had a good experience with Donor Drive. We have had the ability to support many different types of Peer to Peer fundraising on the platform. They have always been great about helping us to understand the roadmap that they are building against and see where are needs can fit into that roadmap.
As we have worked with them over the years they have steadily improved the technology and options that are a part of their platform. There is a lot of flexibility in the platform.
One of the challenges that we have had is that ability to identify a user over multiple instances of Donor Drive. We also have not had any luck working with them to consume data from an API we have created to remove a manual process