Whether you call it peer-to-peer fundraising, DIY fundraising, or social fundraising, giving your supporters the ability to fundraise for your organization is a time-saving and rewarding fundraising strategy. However, choosing the best platform for your peer-to-peer fundraising campaign can be a daunting process.
With that in mind, we wanted to share a list of peer-to-peer fundraising platforms that we think might be a good fit for your nonprofit’s social fundraising efforts. For each, we’ll include what types of organizations they work best for, our favorite feature, and a pricing overview.
Before we dive in, we want to clarify a few of the pricing notes below. In this list, you’ll see references to platform fees and processing fees. Keep these in mind as you review the different peer-to-peer fundraising platforms for your nonprofit:
- A platform fee is the price you will pay to use the peer-to-peer platform or fundraising tool.
- A transaction or processing fee is the price you pay each time your donors use a credit card to submit a donation to you or one of your fundraisers.
Don’t have the budget for an expensive peer-to-peer fundraising platform? There are plenty of free and affordable software options for your nonprofit to consider too. Here are 14 of the best peer-to-peer fundraising platforms and software you should review when looking for the one that will be the right fit for your nonprofit.
- GoFundMe Charity
- Fundraise Up
- Giving Fuel
Best Peer-To-Peer & Crowdfunding Platforms For Nonprofits
|Software||Recommended for||Favorite feature||Pricing starts at|
|Bloomerang||Donor management and CRM||Integrations||$0/month|
|Classy*||Well-designed fundraising pages||Landing pages||Contact for pricing|
|Qgiv*||Social media integration||Facebook integration||$259/month|
|Handbid*||Auctions & events||Integrated fundraising tools||$729/year|
|GiveGame||Social fundraising||Gamification||10% platform fee|
|Bonfire||T-shirt fundraising||Branded organization profile||Free|
|Donately||Affordability||Fundraising suite integration||4% platform fee|
|OneCause||Built-in functionality||Social listening||Schedule a consultation|
|GoFundMe Charity||Fast implementation||Create/Join A Team||Free|
|Fundraise Up*||Wide range of fundraising tools||Donor Portals||4% transaction fee|
|Giving Fuel*||Robust peer-to-peer and crowdfunding tools||Managing multiple campaign types||Free|
|Donorbox*||Efficient campaign creation||Training materials||1.5% platform fee|
*indicates that the platform is a Kindful integration partner
Peer-to-peer fundraising platform overview: Kindful is a user-friendly, integrated fundraising platform that nonprofits using Bloomerang’s donor management system can access. This platform allows nonprofits to create a seamless donor experience and engage supporters to act as volunteer peer-to-peer fundraisers. Participants can customize their fundraising pages and share their pages on social media with just one click.
Recommended for: Nonprofits that are looking for a modern and intuitive donor management platform with a built-in peer-to-peer fundraising tool and integrations with other peer-to-peer fundraising platforms.
Favorite feature: Kindful gives you the option to use a built-in peer-to-peer feature or seamlessly connect with other best-in-class fundraising tools. Since Kindful’s tools are part of the Bloomerang ecosystem, you also gain access to other powerful online fundraising tools such as Bloomerang’s comprehensive donor database, marketing and engagement features, and reporting tools.
Pricing: The Kindful online donation tools are accessible when you purchase the Bloomerang donor management system. Bloomerang’s pricing starts at $0 per month for organizations with 50 contacts and less than $100k in revenue.
Peer-to-peer fundraising platform overview: Classy is a well-known online donation platform in the nonprofit sector with an easy-to-use peer-to-peer feature to engage dedicated supporters more deeply in your fundraising efforts.
Recommended for: Nonprofits that need a robust peer-to-peer platform and are willing to invest more resources for more advanced features.
Favorite feature: There’s a lot to love about Classy’s peer-to-peer tool. If you’re looking for a beautiful and customizable platform, Classy is a good one to check out. They have some of the best landing page options out there. As a bonus, they now integrate with Facebook so your peer-to-peer campaign can sync seamlessly with Facebook’s fundraising tools.
Pricing: Contact the Classy team for pricing information.
Peer-to-peer fundraising platform overview: Qgiv’s suite of peer-to-peer fundraising tools is particularly robust, with everything from team fundraising and gamification features to a customizable online store where you can sell merchandise and track shipments.
Recommended for: Nonprofits that want a platform that integrates with Facebook.
Favorite feature: The Facebook integration is the most compelling feature of Qgiv. Many nonprofits and supporters use Facebook informally to launch crowdfunding and peer-to-peer campaigns. With Qgiv, you can leverage the social power of Facebook to launch an integrated campaign.
Pricing: Qgiv’s peer-to-peer pricing starts at $259 per month plus transaction fees.
Peer-to-peer fundraising platform overview: Handbid’s main focus is auction software, but they also offer crowdfunding and peer-to-peer tools to engage supporters from anywhere. Handbid’s platform promotes friendly competition with leaderboards for top individual fundraisers and teams.
Recommended for: Nonprofits looking for an integrated solution for auctions, peer-to-peer, crowdfunding, and event management.
Favorite feature: In the dashboard, you’ll see the most important donor and contact information from all of Handbid’s fundraising tools.
Pricing: Handbid’s pricing starts at $792 per year.
Peer-to-peer fundraising platform overview: GiveGame turns fundraising into a fun, exciting game for your organization’s supporters. With this platform, your supporters can compete in gamified fundraising and recruit family members and friends to donate.
Recommended for: Nonprofits that want to launch a social fundraising campaign that’s unique, easy to share, and engaging for their supporters.
Favorite feature: GiveGame gives you the ability to gamify sports, reality television, award shows, and more, making it fun for your supporters to fundraise for you.
Pricing: GiveGame takes a 10% platform and transaction fee from all your donations.
Peer-to-peer fundraising platform overview: CauseVox is an online fundraising platform that offers a peer-to-peer fundraising solution with simple admin control, time-saving automation, and real-time reporting.
Recommended for: Nonprofits that want a scalable platform with a basic fundraising suite—including donation pages, crowdfunding pages, peer-to-peer pages, and a fundraising CRM.
Favorite feature: We love how the DIY Fundraising feature allows your supporters to set up their own crowdfunding campaign anytime they want, all through the CauseVox portal.
Pricing: You can start off with a limited feature plan with no monthly cost or platform fee—you only pay for processing fees. If you want the full peer-to-peer features, however, we recommend considering a paid plan.
Peer-to-peer fundraising platform overview: OneCause specializes in event and online fundraising. Their peer-to-peer platform includes multiple campaign types, including runs, walks, rides, ambassador fundraising, DIY supporter-driven fundraising, and more.
Recommended for: Nonprofits that want a peer-to-peer platform that’s built to increase awareness and gain new supporters.
Favorite feature: The social listening feature is the defining feature of the OneCause peer-to-peer platform. We love how OneCause allows you to track how your campaign is performing on social media channels.
Pricing: Schedule a consultation here.
Peer-to-peer fundraising platform overview: Bonfire is a merchandise fundraising platform nonprofits can use to upload, promote, and sell stylish branded t-shirts. The platform also enables individual fundraisers to start peer-to-peer fundraisers on behalf of your organization.
Recommended for: Nonprofits that want to include t-shirt fundraisers in their peer-to-peer fundraising strategy.
Favorite feature: Bonfire allows your organization to create a page to feature your active campaigns, showcase community fundraisers, and highlight your success.
Pricing: Bonfire has a 3.5% processing fee for verified nonprofits, but using the platform is completely free. You choose how you price your products and how much profit you make from each t-shirt purchase.
Peer-to-peer fundraising platform overview: Donately makes it simple for nonprofits to customize their online donation pages with no coding experience or developers needed. With Donately’s peer-to-peer features, supporters can create fundraising pages highlighting their personal connection to your cause.
Recommended for: Nonprofits that want to invest in an affordable fundraising suite that includes peer-to-peer functionality.
Favorite feature: Donately’s peer-to-peer pages integrate with the rest of the fundraising suite, as well as a select number of other software providers your organization may already be using.
Pricing: You can get started with Donately for $0 a month and a 4% platform fee.
Peer-to-peer fundraising platform overview: As the world’s most popular social media platform, Facebook’s fundraising features have grown into highly effective tools for social media fundraising. Anyone can start a Facebook fundraiser to benefit your organization and raise money on your behalf.
Recommended for: Any nonprofit that wants to create a wide-reaching social campaign.
Favorite feature: Facebook’s built-in fundraising feature allows your supporters to leverage their existing network to spread awareness and raise funds for your nonprofit.
Pricing: Create a Facebook page for your nonprofit and use Facebook’s fundraising tools to begin your own fundraising campaign for free or encourage your supporters to start one from their profile.
Peer-to-peer fundraising platform overview: GoFundMe is one of the world’s most popular and trusted crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising platforms. GoFundMe allows supporters to create and manage their own fundraisers without any input needed from your organization.
Recommended for: Nonprofits that need free peer-to-peer fundraising software they can quickly get started. GoFundMe Charity is primarily a peer-to-peer platform, so it’s great for nonprofits that need to get a campaign started right away at no cost.
Favorite feature: It is easy to create or join a team with GoFundMe Charity. Their peer-to-peer campaign pages feature options to join or create that make it as simple as possible for supporters to become fundraisers.
Pricing: It’s free to get started with GoFundMe Charity. Charities have transaction fees of 2.2% and $0.30 that are automatically deducted from each donation.
Peer-to-peer fundraising platform overview: Fundraise Up is an online fundraising platform that offers turnkey peer-to-peer fundraising tools allowing supporters to create their own fundraising pages in seconds.
Recommended for: Nonprofits looking for a range of tools to support their peer-to-peer fundraisers, from comprehensive security tools and integrations to customized data reports.
Favorite feature: Fundraise Up’s Donor Portal allows donors to view and manage their donations. Plus, peer-to-peer participants can track the performance of their personal campaigns and edit their pages’ details.
Pricing: Pricing plans start with a 4% transaction fee.
Peer-to-peer fundraising platform overview: GivingFuel offers both peer-to-peer and crowdfunding tools that integrate with the platform’s fundraising and donor management system. Their peer-to-peer platform offers customized donation page branding, a fundraising thermometer and countdown clock, and unlimited pages.
Recommended for: Nonprofits that want the best of both a peer-to-peer and crowdfunding tool.
Favorite feature: GivingFuel’s platform can manage a wide range of campaign types and needs, including summer camps, mission trips, birthday fundraisers, and even capital campaigns.
Pricing: The starter plan is $0 per month with a 4.99% credit card fee per donation.
Peer-to-peer fundraising platform overview: Donorbox allows nonprofits to launch peer-to-peer fundraisers in just a few steps. Organizations simply start a campaign, invite supporters to create their own donation pages, and encourage supporters to share their pages with family members and friends.
Recommended for: Nonprofits ready to get up and running with peer-to-peer fundraising without spending too much time or funding on the process.
Favorite feature: Donorbox supports nonprofits with onboarding emails, actionable courses, and ready-to-use templates.
Pricing: Donorbox Standard requires a 1.5% platform fee and payment processing fee. The platform fee is capped at $25 for bank transfers. You also have the opportunity to ask donors to cover these fees.
After reviewing this list and the features of each platform, be sure to request demos from your top options before investing in a solution. You’ll be able to see how the platform looks in action and whether it’s truly a good fit for your nonprofit’s fundraising strategy and goals.
For more information on finding the right software and managing a successful peer-to-peer fundraising strategy, review these additional resources:
- 12 of the Best Online Fundraising Platforms for Nonprofits. We rounded up 12 additional fundraising platforms to consider, including their benefits and features.
- Peer-to-Peer Fundraising | A Nonprofit’s Guide for Success. Bloomerang’s peer-to-peer fundraising guide will help you create a powerful strategy for successful campaigns.
- The Ultimate Donor Engagement Guide + Top Strategies. Donor and supporter engagement is critical for improving peer-to-peer fundraising retention. Learn more about how to engage supporters with this guide.
Schedule a live demo with our partner Bloomerang, and we’ll show you how easy it is to create and automate reports, utilize online and offline fundraising tools, quickly integrate and access all your data, and ultimately create more time to engage your donors.