Who Uses This Software?

Fundraising tool that helps democratic candidates, committees and non-profit organizations manage their contributions.


Average Ratings

7 Reviews

  • 2.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 1.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    Contact ActBlue for pricing details.
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web

Vendor Details

  • ActBlue
  • actblue.com
  • United States

About ActBlue

Cloud-based fundraising platform that helps candidates and non-profit organizations manage their contributions and access insights.


ActBlue Features

  • Alumni Management
  • Auction Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • CRM
  • Donor Discovery
  • Donor Management
  • Event Management
  • Gift Matching Management
  • Grant Management
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Giving
  • Payment Processing
  • Pledge Management
  • Recurring Giving
  • Volunteer Management
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Conservative
  • Contact Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Demographic Data
  • Donor Targeting
  • Email Marketing
  • Event Calendar
  • Fundraising Management
  • Mapping
  • Non-Partisan
  • Online Payment Processing
  • Progressive
  • Staff Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Voter Database

ActBlue Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Easy to use, easy to stop using. A fine way to donate to candidate(s) you support.

Mar 26, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I'm scratching my head over the negative reviews here. (I can't help wondering if they are legit, or if they are intended to inhibit fundraising for Democrats.)

I've used ActBlue upteen times. Never had a problem cancelling a recurring donation (which I have done). Never had a problem with a donation becoming recurring when I had designated it as one-time (I've made both kind of donations). Never had a problem opting out of future emails from candidates (yes, you do get them; you're on the "will donate to Democrats" list. I unsubscribe once from each candidate and that's it - silence.)

Cons: It does make me feel guilty that it asks for a contribution to defray ActBlue's expenses (ActBlue is a non-profit that doesn't charge candidates up-front; the ActBlue FAQ says the charge a ~4% processing fee on donations.)

Overall: Very positive. A convenient way to donate to Democratic candidates. Really the only downside is an increase in email from other candidates, which is easily dealt with (by unsubscribing once from each such candidate.)

I used ActBlue to donate money to a political cause. It turned out to be a nightmare.

Jul 30, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: When things are working, they are a great idea to collecively service small donors so that they can have a collective voice in political and social causes.

Cons: They are known to turn your one time donation into a recurring donation without asking your permission. I had to cancel my credit card because there was no way for me to turn off the donation at their end. I tried to cancel my account with them and they refused to do it. There is really something wrong going on. Why politicans and social groups use ActBlue to manage their donation solicitations is beyond me. you cannot go online and stop or change your credit card that is being used for the last donation. Criminal behavior. Check out all the complaints online.

Act Blue profiled me as an easy mark

Jan 18, 2018
1/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Extremely simple for the recipient to process a contribution to a politician or a donation to a cause.

Cons: Once the software captures your identification and some contribution history, it plies the 'mark' with email upon email, ostensibly from candidates, soliciting money to be dispensed to Act Blue's account for further distribution. My attempts to be removed from their email lists have been fruitless. Thank goodness for spam blocking services.

I am a loyal Democrat. The use of this type of software has soured me on the Democratic Party because it is so transparently manipulative. I will never contribute to a candidate or a cause that has Act Blue's fingerprints on it.

Overall: Initially I thought it eased my ability to contribute thoughtfully. Then, it became apparent that I was being targeted for support of specific campaigns that were outside my comfort zone. At that point, its drawbacks exceeded its utility.

easy to send a contribution

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease with which I was able to send a contribution. Then, the next time I wanted to send one, my contact information was there so I didn't need to re-enter everything.

Cons: I didn't realize it was the software used by the person I was contributing to. So, I was skeptical at first.

Overall: This program makes it easy to contribute. You can opt to keep your contact information in so you don't need to re-enter it again and again.

HORRIBLE ! Because I only donated once ! But they are trying to automatically withdraw MONTHLY !

Jul 29, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: They make it hard to cancel but easy to use. Billing me NOT according to what I initially agreed to donate.

Cons: I feel scammed! It has made me not want to donate. I am being charged monthly and it was only supposed to be a ONE TIME CHARGE!

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Rip off

Nov 02, 2018
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is the second time they have taken repeated donations when I've authorized ONE.

Cons: Apparently, you have a little flaw, when it asks if you want a one time donation or repeated. Your flaw has gone on for years, which apparently a feature to you, not a flaw. Fix it.

Overall: You need to credit my accounts with all of the excessive transactions you have illegally removed from my account. You did it one year for Patty Murray, YEARS AGO, and are doing it again.

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ActBlue Scams Another Loyal Dem

Aug 29, 2018
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's the most faulty software I've ever encountered. Comparable to "phone but more insidious because they make unauthorized deductions from your bank account.

Cons: Its inability to accept entries to its own questions or, it accepts entry but goes directly to an unrelated page.

Overall: DISGUSTING, SCAMMER