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15 Top Online Fundraising Platforms to Ramp Up Donations

This guide rounds up 15 of the best online fundraising platforms for nonprofits.
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Online fundraising is essential for nonprofits, but these types of initiatives come with unique challenges. Average online fundraising revenue declined by 4% in 2022 after two years of monumental growth inspired by the global pandemic. To ramp up fundraising even in the face of challenges, your nonprofit needs the right online fundraising platform for your needs.

In this guide, we’ll take a deep dive into virtual fundraising platforms your nonprofit can use to strengthen your online fundraising strategy, comparing features, costs, and more. First, let’s make sure we’re on the same page about what fundraising platforms are and why they’re a good investment for your nonprofit.

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What are online fundraising platforms?

Online fundraising platforms are software solutions that your nonprofit can use to solicit, accept, and process donations made via the internet.

These platforms can be used for year-round fundraising for your annual fund or they can be used for individual fundraising campaigns hosted during certain times of the year. For example, one platform might power the standard online giving page on your website, while simultaneously using another different platform to host a timely crowdfunding campaign for a specific program. Both of these virtual fundraising platforms raise money online, but in different ways and under slightly different circumstances.

Benefits of online fundraising platforms

An online fundraising platform offers the following benefits for your fundraising strategy:

These are the benefits of online fundraising platforms (outlined in the text below).

  • Store and assess donor data to create targeted outreach campaigns. With the help of an online fundraising platform that’s integrated with your nonprofit CRM, you can automatically store donor information in donor profiles. This allows you to track all donor interactions and reach out to donors at the right times.
  • Give donors an easy way to show their support. Supporters can use these platforms to give quickly and easily from their laptops, desktop computers, and mobile devices. Many online fundraising platforms also have tools for supporters to gather donations on behalf of your organization.
  • Report on fundraising data. Fundraising platforms can consolidate all fundraising data in one system, allowing you to get an at-a-glance view of your ongoing fundraising campaigns. By using a fundraising platform that integrates with other software solutions, you can ensure seamless data transfers between platforms, enhancing your reporting capabilities.

Essentially, online fundraising platforms are robust systems that increase fundraising efficiency by consolidating fundraising data, reports, and donor information in one place.

Features to look for in a virtual fundraising platform

Online fundraising platform features vary based on each solution’s main focus, but some platforms offer multiple features within one system. Here are a few common features of fundraising platforms:

For most nonprofits, it’s often worth finding an online fundraising platform that offers multiple or all of these features within one system. That makes it easier to keep your data organized and immediately accessible.

Common costs associated with online fundraising tools

Before we dive into our list of top fundraising platforms, it’s helpful to know the common costs and payment terminology associated with these solutions. Here are a few types of fees to know about:

  • Platform fees: The cost of using the fundraising platform, typically billed annually or monthly.
  • Processing fees: Charges from payment processors (like PayPal or Stripe) to process online transactions.
  • Transaction fees: A percentage or fixed fee levied on each donation.

There may be additional fees depending on the system you invest in, such as data migration or platform implementation costs.

You may also be interested in using a free fundraising platform. These solutions are budget-friendly for growing nonprofits looking to level up their fundraising. However, some platforms that initially seem free may come with unforeseen startup costs. Do your research before choosing a platform to ensure you understand all the costs required for the full setup process.

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Top online fundraising platforms for nonprofits

Because fundraising platforms can be used in so many different circumstances and there are so many providers out there, we’ve compiled a list of the top solutions and compared each platform based on features and pricing.

Fundraising platform Favorite feature Pricing
Bloomerang Donor profiles Starts at $119 per month
Qgiv Mobile-friendly fundraising campaigns Free to get started with
Fundraise Up AI-powered donor stewardship suggestions 4% fee per transaction
Donately Donation pages 4% platform fee
Snowball Fundraising Text-to-give process 2.9% + 30¢ transaction fee
Bonfire T-shirt fundraising 3.5% processing fee
OneCause Mobile bidding Depends on the package
Regpack Registrations $125 per month with a 2.1% payment processing fee
Handbid Auctions 3.5% + 30¢ credit card processing fee
Eventbrite Event ticketing Scalable pricing based on tickets sold
Gratavid Donor appreciation videos Contact for pricing
TrueGivers Data hygiene and screening Minimum $2,500 for use of the platform as a service
DonorSearch Prospect research and wealth screening Contact for pricing
GiveButter Multi-platform fundraising tools 2.9% + 30¢ processing fee
360MatchPro Matching gift fundraising Starts at $999 per year

1. Bloomerang

This image shows Bloomerang’s software platform. 

Online fundraising platform overview:

Bloomerang is the top donor management solution on the market. Our specialty is helping nonprofits build relationships with supporters through their fundraising campaigns.

Once supporters give to your nonprofit through your virtual fundraising platforms, this information is stored in your Bloomerang database. This data can then be used to improve your donor retention strategy, which leads to more revenue.

Our favorite features:

Some of the features Bloomerang offers include:

  • Robust donor profiles. The profiles provide a centralized view of each donor’s engagement with your nonprofit and help you create effective messages based on your donor data.
  • Interactive dashboard. Customize your dashboard to show the fundraising metrics most important to your nonprofit’s mission and campaign success. You can use it to keep an eye on your donor retention rate, campaign progress, and more.
  • Customized reports. Pull reports with the most important metrics for your nonprofit’s success. These reports provide in-depth information about your top donors, monthly supporters, loyal constituents, and more.

Bloomerang was built by fundraising professionals in the industry, ensuring the software is equipped with the tools necessary to capture data and engage your audience both now and in the future.


Bloomerang’s pricing starts at $119 per month and scales based on the size of your nonprofit.

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2. Qgiv

This image shows an example of how Qgiv’s online fundraising platform works. 

Online fundraising platform overview:

Qgiv offers a virtual fundraising platform that lets nonprofits make the most of online and hybrid event opportunities. Their event pages are only the beginning; they also provide registration and ticketing pages to attract and process attendees.

Our favorite features:

Qgiv is one of the most effective and successful virtual platforms for events because of its features like:

  • Peer-to-peer software. Generate excitement leading up to your next event with Qgiv’s peer-to-peer fundraising software. Ask volunteers to invite their friends and family to attend your next event while also spreading the word about your upcoming event opportunity.
  • Online auction tools. If you’re hosting an auction, you can take it online with Qgiv. Supporters can view auction items and bid online during virtual, in-person, or hybrid events.
  • Text-to-give software. Qgiv’s text-to-donate platform can be used during events, allowing supporters to give to your organization via their mobile device.

Qgiv has several integration partners that can help you make the most of your fundraising strategies and events, including Salesforce, DonorPerfect, and Bloomerang. The Bloomerang integration allows your nonprofit to map all of the data you collect through Qgiv campaigns to the correct donor profiles in your donor database.


Get started with Qgiv’s free plan, or level up to their $25 per month Giving Essentials plan. Learn more about pricing.

3. Fundraise Up

This image shows an example of a campaign made with the help of Fundraise Up’s online fundraising platform.

Online fundraising platform overview:

Fundraise Up is a virtual fundraising platform that is dedicated to creating a speedy giving process for supporters. This dedication to speed helps drive conversions, earning your organization more donations through your website.

Our favorite features:

The Fundraise Up platform includes the following features:

  • Mobile responsiveness. With Fundraise Up, all of your donation pages automatically resize to fit any size screen. This means all of your supporters will have a smooth donation process, no matter if they give from their laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.
  • Suggested donation amounts powered by machine learning. Suggested donation amounts can create a sense of social proof, giving supporters a frame of reference as to how much is “normal” to give. Using Fundraise Up’s AI technology, you can determine the right donation request amount for each donor and determine the best times to request upgrades.
  • Powerful peer-to-peer fundraising features. These features include donor portals where fundraisers can view their stats, such as how much they’ve raised so far and who is giving to their pages.

Fundraise Up also integrates seamlessly with your Bloomerang donor database. All of the donation information collected via Fundraise Up pages will be reflected automatically in the donors’ profiles and the funds raised will be recorded as a part of the campaign in Bloomerang.


Fundraise Up’s pricing starts with a self-managed option that extracts a 4% transaction fee. Learn more about pricing.

4. Donately

This image shows how Donately’s online fundraising platform works. 

Online fundraising platform overview:

Donately provides a virtual fundraising platform for nonprofits, churches, businesses, and agencies. They provide donation pages that are specifically designed to convert more website visitors into donors.

Our favorite features:

These modern donation pages include features such as:

  • Customization options. Catch your donor’s eye by leveraging Donately’s customization features to brand your fundraising pages to your organization. Then, embed that page directly into your website for a seamless user experience.
  • Recurring donation buttons. By including a recurring donation button directly on your donation page, you’ll encourage supporters to give on a regular basis.

Donately provides a dashboard that makes it easy for your nonprofit to gather fundraising data from your donation pages. You can view all kinds of insights from this dashboard, such as the average donation amount and weeks with the highest donation volume.


Donately offers a free plan with a 4% platform fee. Learn more about pricing.

5. Snowball Fundraising

This image shows how Snowball’s online fundraising platform works. 

Online fundraising platform overview:

Snowball Fundraising offers a virtual fundraising platform designed for text-to-give campaigns. This solution is perfect for events and on-the-go fundraising campaigns where supporters can contribute by simply texting the number associated with your campaign.

Our favorite features:

Snowball’s text-to-donate functionality is a user-friendly feature for both donors and nonprofit staff.

Here’s what the text-to-give process looks like using Snowball’s software:

  1. Your nonprofit chooses a toll-free or shortcode number to associate with your campaign.
  2. Supporters send a customized trigger word and their donation amount via text message to the associated number.
  3. Supporters receive a link that connects them directly to your organization’s giving page.
  4. Supporters click the link and their donation is processed in seconds from their mobile device.

Using this software, supporters at your auction can also leverage your dedicated phone number to submit bids for various auction items.


Get started with the free Essential plan that comes with a 2.9% + 30¢ transaction fee. Learn more about pricing.

6. Bonfire

This image shows an example of a campaign created using Bonfire’s online fundraising platform.

Online fundraising platform overview:

Bonfire is a t-shirt fundraising platform that allows your nonprofit to set up an online store that supporters can visit to buy your organization’s branded t-shirts.

Our favorite features:

To make the most of your t-shirt fundraising campaigns, Bonfire offers the following features:

  • Customizable t-shirts. Upload your own artwork to the Bonfire platform or use their design tools to create a shirt that is branded to your organization. Feature different branded designs for specific campaigns or offer a collection of staples all year long.
  • Various merchandise types. While Bonfire brands itself as a t-shirt fundraising platform, you’re not limited to only selling t-shirts. Bonfire also offers hats, tank tops, sweatshirts, mugs, pet clothes, and more, all of which can be branded to your organization.
  • Branded online stores. Use your organization’s own logo and colors to customize your online store.

Although there’s a processing fee to use the software, registered nonprofits receive a heavy discount.


Verified nonprofits can access a reduced 3.5% processing fee.

7. OneCause

This image shows OneCause’s online fundraising platform in action.

Online fundraising platform overview:

OneCause offers a number of solutions as a part of its online fundraising platform, all of which can be used to enhance your online fundraising strategies. However, their platform’s bread and butter is the mobile bidding solution.

Our favorite features:

OneCause’s mobile bidding software provides tools that help with every step of the online auction process, including:

  • Developing solicitation letters and tracking various items’ procurement status as you work to fill out your auction item list.
  • Selling variously priced ticket packages.
  • Encouraging people to bid on their favorite auction items directly from their mobile devices. They’ll receive alerts when they’re outbid, increasing engagement and potentially jumpstarting bidding wars.
  • Allowing your auction winners to check out directly from their phones.

OneCause offers unlimited auction events as a part of their software subscription package. If you host auctions throughout the year, OneCause is an effective and efficient way to get the event tools your organization needs.


Visit the OneCause website for information on pricing plans.

8. Regpack

This is a representation of what Regpack’s online fundraising platform looks like. 

Online fundraising platform overview:

Regpack’s online fundraising platform is first and foremost a registration solution. Your nonprofit can encourage supporters to sign up for your various classes through custom registration pages and embeddable registration forms.

Our favorite features:

Regpack supports different types of learning opportunities, such as:

  • Online courses. If you offer online learning opportunities for supporters, volunteers, or other community members, use Regpack to set up a streamlined registration process. Gather insights about conversions, learn about the individuals who signed up, and raise funds all at the same time.
  • Camps. Do you offer camps or similar opportunities? Regpack can help facilitate camp sign-ups, streamline operations, and get data-driven insights to inform future camp offerings.

Regpack’s software can create a seamless registration experience with conditional logic. Conditional logic allows your nonprofit to personalize the registration process for all of your supporters. For example, you might ask your event attendees about dietary restrictions. Those who say they don’t have any notable restrictions will move on to the next question, while those who say they do will be prompted to give additional information.


Regpack’s pricing starts at $125 per month with a 2.1% payment processing fee.

9. Handbid

This is a screenshot of Handbid’s homepage. 

Online fundraising platform overview:

Handbid is an auction platform designed for nonprofit organizations. They provide auction software as well as other fundraising tools for hosting peer-to-peer and crowdfunding campaigns.

Our favorite features:

This virtual fundraising platform offers a number of unique opportunities for nonprofits to engage their audiences, including:

  • Web-based and live event auctions. Choose the options that will best engage your particular audience.
  • Livestreaming tools. Your nonprofit can livestream various auction activities and opportunities during your virtual and hybrid events.
  • Handbid TV. Handbid offers a broadcast of live metrics from the auction so supporters can see how you’re progressing toward your fundraising goals.

Handbid’s platform provides multiple convenient ways for your supporters to stay engaged in your auction.


Handbid offers custom auction packages. All packages come with a 3.5% + 0.30 credit card processing fee.

10. Eventbrite

This is an example of an Eventbrite event.

Online fundraising platform overview:

Eventbrite offers a basic event registration solution for organizations or individuals, whether they’re trying to raise money or simply encouraging more people to attend a free event. It’s the perfect solution for small nonprofits that are just getting started with virtual and in-person event opportunities.

Our favorite features:

Eventbrite offers essential event-hosting features, including:

  • Customized event pages. Customize your Eventbrite page with your organization’s logo, colors, and images.
  • Ticket sales. Sell tickets through your event registration page. For events giving away free tickets, the Eventbrite platform is also free!
  • Attendee marketplace. Your organization can gain access to new viewership through the Eventbrite attendee marketplace, which allows those who follow Eventbrite to see your event and sign up.

Eventbrite is perfect for organizations that are just starting to throw events.


Eventbrite is free for your first 25 tickets sold and pricing scales up from there. Learn more on the Eventbrite pricing page.

11. Gratavid

This image shows what Gratavid’s online video fundraising platform looks like. 

Online fundraising platform overview:

The average donor retention rate is around 45%. Increasing your donor retention rate is one of the fastest paths to increasing your revenue. And how do you increase this rate? By showing appreciation for your supporters.

Gratavid is a software solution that enables your nonprofit to send personalized thank you video messages to each of your supporters.

Our favorite features:

This software offers features that give you the ability to:

  • Customize your videos to match your brand.
  • Add social sharing buttons to spread the word about your appreciation.
  • Send videos through email and text messages.
  • Integrate with other top platforms on the market, including Bloomerang.

Thank you videos are the perfect way to thank your supporters who give via virtual fundraising platforms.


Contact for pricing.

12. TrueGivers

This is a screenshot of the TrueGivers homepage. 

Online fundraising platform overview:

TrueGivers provides nonprofits with insight into the donors in their databases through CRM data hygiene and enhancement sergices.

Our favorite features:

The software provides helpful features such as:

  • National Change of Address updates. Get notified when a supporter’s address changes. That way, you can reach them via direct mail and encourage them to update their credit card information if necessary.
  • Deceased information. When you know that someone has passed away, you can reach out to their family and offer condolences for their loss.
  • Notification emails. Get updates about your supporters’ information, allowing you to take required actions right away.

TrueGivers is most helpful when paired with a donor database, allowing you to keep your supporter information updated.


The platform as a service is a minimum of $2,500 per month. Most users leverage this service as a CRM integration, with varied pricing. Visit the TrueGivers website for custom data services pricing information.

13. DonorSearch

Online fundraising platform overview:

DonorSearch is a prospect research tool for learning about your supporters’ philanthropic and wealth indicators, providing insight into their capacity and affinity to give. This enables you to identify potential mid-tier and major donors.

Our favorite features:

The best part about DonorSearch is how nonprofits can use it to create better-informed fundraising strategies and connect with donors on a more personal level. For example, you can use DonorSearch’s tools to:

  • Create a VIP package for your next hybrid or virtual event, inviting mid-tier and major supporters with a more upscale experience.
  • Develop specialized outreach for your major supporters before, during, and after a virtual fundraising campaign.
  • Ask prospects to get involved in ways other than donating, like volunteering.

DonorSearch also integrates with a number of donor databases, including Bloomerang. This means you’ll see each donor’s generosity and engagement data in their Bloomerang profile.


Contact the DonorSearch team for pricing information.

14. Givebutter

This image shows Givebutter’s online fundraising platform.

Online fundraising platform overview:

Givebutter is a virtual fundraising platform that allows your organization to launch campaigns, and events, collect and process donations from your website, and send emails and texts to your donors. Supporters can give however is most convenient for them as Givebutter accepts a number of payment methods, including Venmo, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, ACH, and standard credit cards.

Our favorite features:

Givebutter’s platform also offers other types of fundraising tools, like:

  • Peer-to-peer fundraising. Leverage Givebutter’s peer-to-peer and multi-team fundraising functionality to raise money during campaigns and events.
  • Ticket sales. Use Givebutter’s event ticketing software to sell tickets to your next gala, race, or reception. There’s a QR code featured on each ticket, making it easy for your supporters to scan their tickets when they arrive at your event.

Givebutter also integrates with Bloomerang! All you’ll need to do is copy your Bloomerang API Key into Givebutter. Then, you can configure your integration settings, mapping your information so that it appears automatically in your donor database from your Givebutter forms and fundraising pages.


Givebutter has no platform fees but a 2.9% + 30¢ processing fee.

15. 360MatchPro

This is a representation of 360MatchPro’s matching gift software.

Online fundraising platform overview:

360MatchPro by Double the Donation is a matching gift platform that can help amplify your fundraising efforts and increase the revenue from your virtual fundraisers by identifying corporate giving opportunities.

Our favorite features:

You can leverage 360MatchPro to discover and automate the matching gift identification process through tools like:

  • Email domain identification. This tool identifies potential matching gift eligibility by scanning the email domains of your supporters through a matching gift database. Then it connects supporters who have email addresses from companies that offer these programs with their company’s matching gift application.
  • Email automation. Send automated emails to each of your eligible supporters, informing them about the potential to double (or even triple) their donation to your organization through their employer’s matching gift program.
  • Revenue dashboard. Use the dashboard to track your revenue that comes in from matching gifts.

Many donations are eligible to be matched, but donors don’t often know that. With Double the Donation, you can identify and inform these supporters of this opportunity, raising even more funds.


The Standard plan is $999 per year. Learn more about pricing.

Wrapping up

Make sure your organization is ready for your next online fundraising campaign by choosing the right software solutions to meet your needs.

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