4aGoodCause announces new pricing plans
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
This month, we are rolling out new pricing plans that take the guesswork out of your costs with flat-fee pricing and we are excited to tell you about it.
As it has been for the past 22 years, our promise to you continues to make it easy for donors to give you money online and to be an affordable fundraising platform option for small to mid-size nonprofits. While our pricing model has changed, this announcement supports this promise as we now offer an even better way to manage your budget in order to keep more of what you raise in your pocket. And we continue to provide fast, personal service whenever you need it.
We have one of the easiest-to-use and effective platforms with donation averages double the national benchmarks.
Why are we offering new pricing options now?
Many of our clients are using 4aGoodCause as a CRM in addition to taking advantage of our online fundraising tools. As such, it makes sense to price our services based on the all-in-one fundraising platform that it has become, offering everyone the opportunity to manage donor relations through our CRM and collect online donations at the same time.
Recently, there has been a large increase in fundraising platforms and websites taking massive percentages of each donation processed in addition to the normal credit card processing fees. Sometimes these fees can add up to upwards of 8% of each donation. While we have always charged a small, flat transaction fee, it’s time to be different. We are getting rid of all platform transaction fees. So, while nonprofits will still pay credit card fees to their merchant processor, 4aGoodCause will not take an additional transaction fee for itself.
You should be able to keep more of what you raise; we are here to help you do that.
New pricing options
As part of our new pricing and service offerings to clients, now all of the 4aGoodCause plans include:
- Online donations
- Event registration
- Peer-to-peer fundraising
- Simple CRM for donor management
- Unlimited pages, campaigns, users and transactions
You pay the same fee no matter how many transactions come in per month! With most competitors charging either a flat rate per transaction or a percentage of the transaction, it can be hard to budget your fees. Here at 4aGoodCause, we want to make it easy on your budget from start to finish; that is why we have moved to a flat monthly rate based on the number of contacts you have in 4aGoodCause, not by number or value of transactions.
We are making it simple and straightforward so you can get back to raising more money without the worry of added fees.
For as little as $84 per month, you can get started with everything listed above (up to 2,000 contacts).
With our average one-time, online donation being around $229, you can typically pay back your monthly fee with a single donation!
All of the details on our new pricing plans and plan options can be found here.
The benefits of switching to 4aGoodCause’s new pricing
As mentioned, we are making this as easy as possible by moving to the new, monthly rate model. We know that you continue to monitor your budget and adjust as needed; this pricing model is a predictable way to budget and includes incentives for annual payments and free CharityHowTo memberships for our Growing and Mid-size plans.
In addition, this new pricing structures provides you with:
- No platform transaction fees (more money per donation)
- Predictable cost for easier budgeting (know what you’ll pay each month or year)
- Option to pay annually (you can save 15%)
- Get one free month when you switch!
- Free gift (for Growing and Mid-size packages)
What about very small nonprofits?
For some of our smaller nonprofits, we understand that our new pricing may result in an increase in costs. We also know this is a time of financial stress on many of the good causes we work for. If it doesn’t make financial sense for you to switch now, you have the option to be grandfathered in your existing pricing model until January 1, 2022. At that time, you will have the option to choose from one of our available plans.
Free membership to CharityHowTo with upgrade
As mentioned, those who choose our Growing and Mid-size monthly plans receive a FREE Silver membership to CharityHowTo (a $277 per year value!). This new partnership gives you more incentive to migrate to the new pricing model. CharityHowTo is the premier online learning center for nonprofits professionals. Here, you will have access to hundreds of on-demand webinars on topics such as grant writing, board management, fundraising and much more.
CharityHowTo webinars are CFRE-approved and, for a limited time, you can add 4 co-workers to your account for the price of one! As a member, you get your own library where all of your webinar videos, slides and bonus materials are housed—accessible anytime from anywhere. Take care of your professional development training with CharityHowTo and 4aGoodCause.
Ready to get started?
We will follow up with all of our current customers individually to go over the best new plan option for you. If you are not a current 4aGoodCause customer (or if you are ready to switch now) please contact us and we will be in touch.
Thank you for the opportunity to continue to support the nonprofit community. We appreciate all of the wonderful things you do to make our world a better place.