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What Is OneCause?

Take advantage of our experience supporting more than 40,000 nonprofit auctions and enjoy everything you need to manage your item procurement, package descriptions (including multiple photos), auction previews, silent & live auctions, paddles, auctioneer tools, item pick-up, fire sales, and more.

Ideal for galas, luncheons, golf outings, and other events where an auction is part of your fundraising strategy. With OneCause, you can:

• Enjoy a modern & flexible approach to auction set-up.
• Streamline volunteer & staff item procurement.
• Offer guests a 100% mobile-optimized auction experience.
• Save time & raise more with automatic AI-driven auction features.
• Drive auction awareness, activity, and competitive bidding.
• Leverage auction analytics for real-time insights to drive engagement.
• Elevate your auction event from ticketing & registration to checkout & reporting.
• Rest assured with award-winning support and virtual/onsite event management.

Who Uses OneCause?

OneCause has helped more than 11,000 nonprofits to raise $6.5B for their causes. We support any sized organization and offer various packages to meet their specific needs and budget.

OneCause Software - Event Fundraising Site
OneCause Software - Mobile Site
OneCause Software - Reporting & Analytics
OneCause Software - Scoreboard

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Reviews of OneCause

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Christal
Christal
Development Coordinator in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Education Management, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great Auction Softward

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: They are great with online auctions, they help give you insight and ideas to help you reach your goal

Pros:

Customer service is great and friendly. They are knowledgeable and help you succeed. Quick responses anytime I had a question.

Cons:

I wish they had a built in duplicate checker for donors who register twice. You have to run a report that shows you duplicates but it would be nice to check for duplicates without running a report.

OneCause (formerly BidPal) Response

4 years ago

Christal, Thank you so much for taking the time to share a review for us! We are grateful to be able to help support #FearlessFundraisers like you advance your cause. Fundraise on!

Gina
Program Director in US
Nonprofit Organization Management, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

OneCause Helps with Our Cause!

5.0 last month New

Comments: I love OneCause! No more paper bid sheets! No more raffle tickets! Everything is on the OneCause platform where tickets, bidding, and donations are simple.

Pros:

OneCause is very userfriendly and when I don't know how to do something, their training videos and websites are very helpful as is customer service when I need a little more help! We've used OneCause for over a decade and I've been working with it for the past three years for our event planning. We've had events where OneCause provided support persons and equipment and we've had events that were completely DIY. As the event is approaching and ending, I use OneCause multiple times a day to track progress and do post-event reports. Our most recent experience with OneCause was for a golf tournament (a new event for us) and integration and implementation was easy and seamless!

Cons:

My only issue with OneCause is when I'm entering items for our auctions and click Save and Next, it doesn't always save my entry. It's not a deterrent, I just go about entering, saving, and entering the next item differently.

OneCause (formerly BidPal) Response

last week

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear how OneCause has been user-friendly and instrumental in your event planning over the years. It's fantastic to know our training resources, customer service, and support have been helpful to you. We appreciate your feedback about the auction item entry process and will look into this issue. Your insights are important to us as we continue to improve our platform. We're thrilled that OneCause has made managing tickets, bidding, and donations simple and efficient for you. Thank you for sharing your experience and for your continued partnership!

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Nonprofit Organization Management, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

OneCause for peer-to-peer fundraising

3.0 3 years ago

Comments: We use OneCause to support our peer-to-peer fundraising campaign.

Pros:

OneCause is easy to set up, and easy to understand. Configuration is straightforward and can be done by someone with minimal tech skills.

Cons:

Using OneCause - as an administrator or end user - is unintuitive. The design is poor and users receive unintelligible error messages. It really doesn't inspire confidence in the platform, which is pretty bad when you're trying to convince people to share their fundraising pages with others.

OneCause (formerly BidPal) Response

3 years ago

We love hearing we could help support your peer-to-peer fundraising. We're constantly adding enhancements to create the best user experience possible - thank you for your input!

Jenny
Philanthropy Officer in US
Nonprofit Organization Management, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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OneCause Is Great for Events

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: Overall we've had a great experience with OneCause. This is specifically for our event online silent auctions, event online donations, and event check in. The check in for OneCause is fantastic and intuitive and mostly everything about the new platform is great. Inputting and packaging auction items is easy and works well, building the site is easy, etc. It all works so well and is easy to use and I think easy too from a user experience standpoint.

Pros:

We switched over to the new OneCause Fundraising Platform and it is AMAZING. You can tell it was made and tested by actual fundraisers who actually put on fundraising events. The user experience is pretty great, and the customer service is incredible. I was a beta tester for the fundraising platform, and after we used it for the firs time, our customer service rep did a whole hour long breakdown with me and listened to me complain about all the things that went wrong lol. BUT THEN this year, we connected and she went down and addressed EVERY ISSUE we had had and shared whether it had been fixed or solved. They are constantly evolving and updating it. Seriously fantastic customer service. (shout out to Casey). Also our salesperson Mark, was great and we got a consultant for free when we first implemented OneCause plus waived ticketing fees. OH and the new platform has the AI Auction Description Assistant which is a GAME CHANGER. No more hours of writing interesting auction descriptions. Just click the AI generator and poof! You've got one. Most only need a few minor edits. SO HELPFUL. And check out is really a breeze with the new platform too and makes so much sense, so much easier to get people their auction items and paid and out the door.

Cons:

On the one fundraising platform, electronic tickets are required, which is annoying for our older guests who have trouble with technology. So far, we have been able to work around it. Originally, you HAD to have it tied to an email address, so I literally sent electronic tickets to fake email addresses so our attendees wouldn't be bothered. Thankfully this year, they have done away with that, AND added an option to import tickets, which is really helpful. But it's just a little tricky to work around that. But the pros to the system far outway this con.

Angie
Special Events Coordinator in US
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

OneCause is a dream for event planners

4.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Overall, OneCause has revolutionized our events. I utilize nearly every feature it offers, from the dashboard to the reports. It not only saves me time and keeps me organized but also instills confidence in our audience.

Pros:

What I love most about OneCause is how it has transformed our silent auction from paper to mobile. It's enabled us to reach a wider audience and significantly increase our silent auction proceeds.

Cons:

Instead of enhancing their existing platform, OneCause opted to develop a completely new one. However, when I attempted to use the new platform, it didn't provide the functionality we required.

OneCause (formerly BidPal) Response

last week

Thank you for your glowing review! 💙 We're thrilled to hear how OneCause has transformed your silent auction and helped you reach a wider audience, significantly increasing your proceeds. We appreciate your feedback about the new Platform. We're continuously adding new features and functionality, and what you're looking for could now be a part of it - drop us a line at [email protected] - we'd be happy to chat. Overall, we're delighted that OneCause has revolutionized your events and provides you with the tools to save time, stay organized, and instill confidence in your audience. Thank you for sharing your experience with us!