Anedot

Updated September 21, 2017

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SCORE BREAKDOWN

User Interface

22/25

Cost

21/25

Differentiation

23/25

Effectiveness

24/25

Pros

  • Great customer service
  • A wide donor network
  • #1 fundraising platform for the center-right movement

Cons

  • Not as widget friendly as competitors

Anedot, based out of Louisiana, is the one of the top fundraising and donation tools for center-right campaigns and causes. The tool was built to make jumping through the loops of reporting financial donations much easier, and to make setting up donation widgets and landing pages as easy as a single click.

Simple from the start

From the beginning of account creation, Anedot is designed for the non-technical. Set up on the donation platform is very user friendly. It requires an entity name, tax ID number, and bank account information to begin the process. There is a short waiting period while your entity name and tax ID number are verified through Anedot’s team.

Once verified, you are able to set up user accounts with multiple levels of access. Admins have the ability to change all information on the account, including adding bank accounts, adding other users, and issue refunds and voids. Limited users, however, are only able to work within the dashboard, see transaction history, create campaigns, and import donor data. 

DonorID Network

Through its DonorID feature, Anedot allows easy donations across campaigns and causes who utilize Anedot’s technology. DonorID saves donor information and allows donors to retrieve the information to be used for other campaigns and causes. Based upon the size of Anedot’s historical client base, DonorID is the largest donor network outside of ActBlue.

Forms

Anedot’s donation form has a modern design and is easy to be embedded on a website (or create a dedicated landing page on the fly). You are able to customize the design of the form and track campaigns individually. You can set contribution limits, campaign donation goals, and edit the graphics for each donation form. Donations can also be tracked by referral source.

Perhaps one of the best features of Anedot is their team’s understanding of FEC requirements and campaign finance. When you create a campaign, the standard fields required for federal reporting are all included.

Forms

Anedot’s donation form has a great design and is easy to be embedded on a website. You are able to customize the design of the form and track campaigns individually. You can set contribution limits, campaign donation goals, and edit the graphics for each donation form. Donations can also be tracked by referral source.

Perhaps one of the best features of Anedot is their developers’ understanding of FEC requirements and campaign finance. When you create a campaign, the standard fields required for federal reporting are all included.

Price

With stiff competition, Anedot’s rate are competitive with other donation platforms. As is common with most donation products, Anedot collects collect a percentage of every donation plus a charge fee. Anedot charges 3.9% per transaction plus a $0.30 cent transaction fee. For comparison sake, ActBlue charges only a 3.9% per transaction. Revv charges 4% plus a $0.30 cent transaction fee.

Anedot does offer discounts for larger clients, but this is considered on a case-by-case basis.

Admin Interface

The admin dashboard is nicely organized and includes high-level information. It keeps a running total of important metrics like total volume raised, total number of donors, and growth over time. Another helpful feature in the dashboard is the source tracker. This shows the referral source for donations (social media, hosted forms, embedded forms, etc). Donor information is easily exportable.

The Big Player

Anedot is one of the most trusted donation products in the market, especially for center-right causes and campaigns. With excellent customer service and easy to use interface, it is a good choice. 

If you have any feedback on this review or you would like to suggest an app for us to review, please drop us a note – telegraph@joinlincoln.org


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SCORE BREAKDOWN

User Interface

22/25

Cost

21/25

Differentiation

23/25

Effectiveness

24/25

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