How does GiveSmart stack up against Qgiv and Classy?

We do it all better: Fundraising, Events, and Donor CRM

customer satisfaction (CSAT) rating
12+ million auction bids
$5.3 billion dollars raised

There are many technologies out there to support nonprofits and schools. Some offer limited options at too-good-to-be-true prices. Others don’t have auction capabilities, guest management, or CRM features to best support your goals. 

And then there’s GiveSmart, the built-to-grow fundraising and donor management solution that can do it all. There are some key differences that you should consider when deciding which solution will work best for your nonprofit or school and your donors. 

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Ease of Use

GiveSmart is the trusted partner to best support you and your goals. We build to suit your team’s capacity and enhance their skills. 

  • Simple drag and drop page building makes on-brand design easy 
  • Unlimited back-end users lighten the load 
  • In platform Backstage, a one-screen admin event management tool, gives to-the-minute insights 
  • Bulk image upload for auction management makes the admin setup quick 
  • One-click guest closeout means your team has more time to steward donors rather than file paperwork  

Limited admin accounts and a lack of “out of the box” features with Classy and Qgiv make fundraising campaign setup clunky and have limited options which inhibits fundraising. 

Customer Support and Guidance

We know that you and your volunteers work during off-hours for your cause. GiveSmart’s Help Center offers hundreds of on-demand training and guides. Our support team is available when you need them. And, we offer industry-expert monthly customer-only live webinars and foster a dedicated Community of like-minded, dedicated fundraisers. 

Due to subscription timelines and limits, regular, dependable support is limited at Classy and Qgiv. You don’t have to feel lost or like “just another customer.” 



Auctions, Mobile Bidding, Event Guest Management, and Donor Management

GiveSmart offers a full suite of features as a part of its plans. No add-ons are required to support your goals.

Our auction and mobile bidding pieces feature easy-to-use item procurement, an engaging leaderboard, easy-to-surf auction catalogs, contactless check-out, and more.

Our guest management allows you to assign seating or groups, text specific guests, as well as offer contactless check-in.

Our Donor CRM offers an easy-to-use, donor-centered solution that moves your mission forward. 

Qgiv doesn’t yet offer guest management or a CRM. Classy doesn’t have auction and mobile bidding capabilities or a CRM within its own platform at all. 


Nonprofits and schools depend on data integrity within their CRM. And, there are so many CRMs out there. Classy and Qgiv offer limited CRM integrations.  

GiveSmart offers our own modern, easy-to-use Donor CRM, saving your team time and effort. With us, all of your tools are streamlined, meaning you sign one contract, have one contact, and use one support team.  

And, GiveSmart’s integrations reach beyond CRMs. Our platform integrates with livestreaming tools to best support your dynamic, exciting event. You can directly imbed videos from Canva Video, Facebook Live, YouTube, YouTube Live, and Vimeo Livestream. This is included with every GiveSmart subscription.  

We also integrate with Google Analytics, giving you powerful insight into your traffic and fundraising multi-campaign success. Better shape your strategy and plans! This is also included with every GiveSmart subscription. 


GiveSmart allows us to have ongoing fundraising throughout the year via technology such as text to donate and text to bid. It provides excellent reporting features and tracks all event revenue sources. GiveSmart works well for events, both in-person and virtual. It has all features needed to execute a successful event.” 

-Amber B., Neighborhood Healthcare 

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Included features

GiveSmart supports 8,300+ nonprofits and schools a year, of all shapes and sizes. Our subscription offers unlimited fundraising campaigns—be it auctions, donation campaigns, fundraising events, peer-to-peer fundraising, voting competitions, golf outings, and galas – we have a plan for you. GiveSmart doesn’t limit how many administrators you can have, so any needed staff and volunteers can set up and run your events.  

And, with bi-monthly updates, GiveSmart grows with you. Some recent updates include digital wallets (Apple Pay and Google Pay), in-app messaging that connects users and your team, contactless check-in and check-out, and more! 

If you want to host more than one fundraiser at a time, operate without limits to how many you can have a year and without extra (and surprise) fees—Classy and Qgiv wouldn’t work for you. Even at the highest tier, there are additional costs to get the features to equal those offered by GiveSmart.  

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Choose our Industry-Leading fundraising solution

The comparison makes it clear. GiveSmart is the only solution that can support you now and help you grow in the future. We do it all better — fundraising, events, and donor stewardship.  

To learn more about GiveSmart, request a demo today. 

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