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What is Zeffy? And is it right for you?

Like Givebutter, Zeffy is a free nonprofit fundraising platform with essential tools like flexible payment options, CRM capabilities, and custom donation forms and pages.

However, Zeffy lacks some of Givebutter's more advanced features, such as auctions and support for donations through donor-advised funds. It also does not provide marketing tools like text-to-donate, and some reviews note that the Zeffy app has limited integrations and customization options.

Ease of use
Ease of setup
Quality of support
Donation forms
Embeddable forms & donate buttons
Custom branding
Custom donation amounts & labels
Custom fields
Donation dedications
Fund designations
Matching gifts
Giving hub
Fundraising pages
Personalized pages
Public donor messages
Peer-to-peer fundraising
Team fundraising
Leaderboards
Goal bar
Countdown
Fundraising events
Virtual, in-person, & hybrid events
Unlimited ticket types & quantities
Ticket scanning & check-in
Card reader for in-person payments
Livestream
Live display
Automatic event reminders
Auctions
Mobile bidding
Automated bidding
Bid notifications
QR codes for auction items
Self-service registration & checkout
Auto-charge winners
Payment requests & reminders
Donor management & CRM
Unlimited contacts
Detailed contact profiles
Donor activity tracking & history
Custom donor segments & filters
Self-service importing & migration
Reports & analytics
End-of-year reports
Nonprofit marketing & engagement
Automatic receipts
Outbound email blasts
Outbound text blasts
Merge fields
Custom domains for emails
Peer-to-peer texting
Text-to-donate
Scan-to-donate
Message analytics & ROI
Social sharing
Payment processing
Major debit/credit card donations
Venmo donations
PayPal donations
Apple Pay & Google Pay donations
Donor-advised fund donations
ACH donations
Optional mail a check
Recurring donations
Record offline donations
Import transactions
Automated payouts
Payout reconciliation reports
Support
Live chat support
Email support
Help center
Live workshops & product training
Live fundraising webinars
Price
Platform fee
Payment processor fee
Can donors cover fees?
Users
9.4
9.4
9.5
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
$0
Always transparent
Free forever thanks to optional donor tips
0%
2.9% + 30¢
Unlimited
Offered for paid plans only
Offered partially in free plan
Not offered at all
Offered completely in free plan
Offered for paid plans only
Offered partially in free plan
Not offered at all
Offered completely in free plan
Offered for paid plans only
Offered partially in free plan
Not offered at all
Offered completely in free plan

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Offered for paid plans only
Offered partially in free plan
Not offered at all
Offered completely in free plan
Offered for paid plans only
Offered partially in free plan
Not offered at all
Offered completely in free plan
Offered for paid plans only
Offered partially in free plan
Not offered at all
Offered completely in free plan
Offered for paid plans only
Offered partially in free plan
Not offered at all
Offered completely in free plan
Pay less

How does Zeffy make money?

Similar to Givebutter, Zeffy is completely free for nonprofits to use, thanks to voluntary tips from donors. However, Givebutter users have the option to turn off donor tipping, while the Zeffy pricing model requires nonprofits to display this feature on every form.

Ease of use
Ease of setup
Quality of support
Donation forms
Embeddable forms & donate buttons
Custom branding
Custom donation amounts & labels
Custom fields
Donation dedications
Fund designations
Matching gifts
Giving hub
Fundraising pages
Personalized pages
Public donor messages
Peer-to-peer fundraising
Team fundraising
Leaderboards
Goal bar
Countdown
Fundraising events
Virtual, in-person, & hybrid events
Unlimited ticket types & quantities
Ticket scanning & check-in
Card reader for in-person payments
Livestream
Live display
Automatic event reminders
Auctions
Mobile bidding
Automated bidding
Bid notifications
QR codes for auction items
Self-service registration & checkout
Auto-charge winners
Payment requests & reminders
Donor management & CRM
Unlimited contacts
Detailed contact profiles
Donor activity tracking & history
Custom donor segments & filters
Self-service importing & migration
Reports & analytics
End-of-year reports
Nonprofit marketing & engagement
Automatic receipts
Outbound email blasts
Outbound text blasts
Merge fields
Custom domains for emails
Peer-to-peer texting
Text-to-donate
Scan-to-donate
Message analytics & ROI
Social sharing
Payment processing
Major debit/credit card donations
Venmo donations
PayPal donations
Apple Pay & Google Pay donations
Donor-advised fund donations
ACH donations
Optional mail a check
Recurring donations
Record offline donations
Import transactions
Automated payouts
Payout reconciliation reports
Support
Live chat support
Email support
Help center
Live workshops & product training
Live fundraising webinars
Price
Platform fee
Payment processor fee
Can donors cover fees?
Users
9.4
9.4
9.5
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
$0
Always transparent
Free forever thanks to optional donor tips
0%
2.9% + 30¢
Unlimited
Offered for paid plans only
Offered partially in free plan
Not offered at all
Offered completely in free plan

$0

Zeffy relies entirely on voluntary contributions from donors

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0%

Unlimited

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See how Zeffy reviews stack up

Is Zeffy legit? Yes, it is. However, there are not many online Zeffy reviews available on G2. Those that are available generally portray Zeffy in a positive light and position Zeffy above Givebutter in a few minor categories. That said, Givebutter remains the most-loved nonprofit platform, holding the title as the #1 highest-rated software overall for fundraising, donor management, and auctions.

Ease of use
Ease of setup
Quality of support
Donation forms
Embeddable forms & donate buttons
Custom branding
Custom donation amounts & labels
Custom fields
Donation dedications
Fund designations
Matching gifts
Giving hub
Fundraising pages
Personalized pages
Public donor messages
Peer-to-peer fundraising
Team fundraising
Leaderboards
Goal bar
Countdown
Fundraising events
Virtual, in-person, & hybrid events
Unlimited ticket types & quantities
Ticket scanning & check-in
Card reader for in-person payments
Livestream
Live display
Automatic event reminders
Auctions
Mobile bidding
Automated bidding
Bid notifications
QR codes for auction items
Self-service registration & checkout
Auto-charge winners
Payment requests & reminders
Donor management & CRM
Unlimited contacts
Detailed contact profiles
Donor activity tracking & history
Custom donor segments & filters
Self-service importing & migration
Reports & analytics
End-of-year reports
Nonprofit marketing & engagement
Automatic receipts
Outbound email blasts
Outbound text blasts
Merge fields
Custom domains for emails
Peer-to-peer texting
Text-to-donate
Scan-to-donate
Message analytics & ROI
Social sharing
Payment processing
Major debit/credit card donations
Venmo donations
PayPal donations
Apple Pay & Google Pay donations
Donor-advised fund donations
ACH donations
Optional mail a check
Recurring donations
Record offline donations
Import transactions
Automated payouts
Payout reconciliation reports
Support
Live chat support
Email support
Help center
Live workshops & product training
Live fundraising webinars
Price
Platform fee
Payment processor fee
Can donors cover fees?
Users
9.4
9.4
9.5
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
Offered completely in free plan
$0
Always transparent
Free forever thanks to optional donor tips
0%
2.9% + 30¢
Unlimited
9.5
9.7
9.7
Offered for paid plans only
Offered partially in free plan
Not offered at all
Offered completely in free plan

Hear from real nonprofits what makes Givebutter better

There are not many online auction programs built for nonprofits. The auction feature was incredible! It made the setup and follow up so easy, and the bidding process was more user-friendly than other programs we've used. In addition, no CRM truly does everything, but finding different products to fill in all the gaps sometimes means really clunky interactions between products. Not only does Givebutter seem to cover all the bases of what we need, it also integrates really well with what we already use.
Alexandria Polanosky
Media and Communications Director, Rural Action
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Givebutter’s editorial staff aims to bring you the most transparent and objective comparisons possible. We sourced these comparison metrics directly from fundraising platform websites and third-party review sites like G2, Capterra, Trustpilot, and more. Score data gathered on March 2024.

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