MembershipWorks vs. Kindful
Looking for a Kindful Alternative?
Kindful is a fundraising platform that is more focused on donor management versus memberships. MembershipWorks is a better choice for those that are looking for an all-in-one membership software for nonprofits.
Why MembershipWorks is Better than Kindful
- Cheaper pricing. MembershipWorks offers its lowest-priced paid plan at $35/month while Kindful starts at $100 per month. While prices appear competitive at higher account levels (based upon number of contacts), MembershipWorks does not charge for secondary contacts on the same membership while Kindful charges individually for each contact. In other words, a family membership is counted as only one account with MembershipWorks, but that’s not the case with Kindful.
- No setup fees. MembershipWorks does not charge any setup fees. Kindful charges $199 for setup.
- More membership-related features. Organizations with members such as associations, chambers of commerce, networking groups, clubs and cooperatives will find many more features that suit their needs with MembershipWorks. For example, Kindful does not offer:
- Member directories
- Members only content
- Classified ads
- Job boards
- Announcement boards
- Built-in shopping cart
- Phone support and live screen share training – Kindful offers help videos, but doesn’t offer phone support or free, live screen share training for the life of the account.
|Price per month starts at||$0; paid plans start at $35||starts at $100|
|Additional per-transaction charges (beyond payment gateway fees)||$0||$0|
|Member Only Content||Yes||No|
|Event Calendar / Registration||Yes||Yes|
|Announcement Board or Forum||Yes||No|
|Donations (aside from memberships that are donations)||Yes||Yes|
|CMS compatibility||WordPress, Weebly, Squarespace, Wix, Duda, WithoutCode, Drupal, Joomla, Spacecraft, HTML5 sites||WordPress, Squarespace, Weebly, Wix, Spacecraft|
|Key Integrations||MailChimp, Quickbooks Online and Desktop, Xero||MailChimp, Shopify, Constant Contact, Classy, Emma|
|Payment Gateways||Stripe, Authorize.net, PayPal||Stripe, PayPal, Square, Authorize.Net|
|Support||Free phone, email, and live screen share training||Email, chat|
|Admin seats on paid plans||Unlimited||Unlimited|
Explore MembershipWorks Features
|Membership Management||Event Calendar & Registrations||Online Payments||Donations, Carts & Forms||Job Board||Announcement Board||Classified Ads||Member Directory||Members Only Content/Items|
Note that pricing and features may change from the information we have gathered here. Providers regularly evolve their product offerings and price points.
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