Although our product is created with corporate social responsibility, community investment, and employee engagement in mind, we still want the experience of logging in and using Millie to be delightful.
Due to the nature of Benevity being an older company, their user interface can be a harder-to-use software solution.
And with Millie, everything is all under one, seamless platform without having different logins for reporting vs building like Benevity.
At Millie, our founding team comes from the design and social innovation space. Intuitive, beautiful design is kind of our thing. Which is while you’ll see that all of the tools to create a great program can be used self-service, along with our team of experts that are there to help you streamline your program. From admin setting up fundraising campaigns to employees setting up donations and nonprofits claiming their profiles in our database of organizations, every stakeholder in your Millie ecosystem will experience a streamlined and user friendly workflow.
As we mentioned in the beginning, Benevity was created for the world's largest businesses, and their pricing reflects that. For their giving and volunteering management system, customers often pay upwards of $100,000+ annually. This is a price that's not always in every company's budget, especially those newer to corporate giving and corporate purpose programs, or smaller companies with a more realistic overall budget.
For fun, impactful, all-in-one workplace giving for all, Millie has you covered. And on budget.
From employee engagement functionality like online donations, donation matching and company volunteering to fundraising campaigns and charitable gifting, grant management, and a database of local nonprofit organizations near you, every company can leave a lasting impact with Millie…For a quarter of the price.
Millie also does not take any portion of donations processed through our system. Credit card fees still get taken by Stripe (2.2% + 30 cents) like they do on the nonprofit's website. Benevity does take a volume-based charity support fee that they deduct from the donation when the funds are distributed to the charity. So while both Benevity and Millie take care of donation processing, more of your donation will get to charities with Millie.
This generally will not affect how much you pay for a platform but instead the breadth of your overall impact.
We also are big believers in transparent pricing so it's a level playing field. You can check out our pricing tool here: Millie Pricing Tool
You'll notice the team here at Millie is hyper-focused on the one thing in the industry that we think is most important: engagement. We don't want Millie and your social impact program to sit on a shelf, so we're constantly innovating on impactful tools that will double and triple your usual engagement. We of course have the essentials – volunteer management tools, a fundraising platform, donation matching, grantmaking, a nonprofit database, analytics tools, and more— all real-time customizable. But we also have built out some special feature that will level up your social impact program.
For teams that are focused on high engagement, Giving Madness is for you. Giving Madness is a bracket-style giving tournament that allows your team to democratically pick where corporate donations should go via a 1 day, 1 week, or 1 month tournament. Learn where your team wants to give back, get everyone talking, and make an impact together. Learn more about Madness >
Charitable gift cards are another initiative Millie customers love. Send an employee a gift card that they can use to support their favorite nonprofit. Millie even allows you to set an expiration date and gift to prospective and current customers – CSR doesn't have to stop outside your office's doors!
f you have a CSR team of 30, you probably are better suited for Benevity. If you're a team of none, 1, or a few social impact folks, Millie is probably right for you. We're super focused on mid-market businesses and because of that, we've built tools like the Slack and Teams integrations for simple, no-lift communications and engagement. With charitable giving and corporate volunteering made simple, our tools let you optimize your workflow without a heavy lift. We know you wear many hats, and so the tools across all areas of the product reflect that. With tons of automated communication, simple live-builders, and campaign templates you can have a robust program with a few clicks per month!
With the Slack / Millie integration, you and your team can bring all of that amazing social impact activity to where your company lives: Slack. Your engagement rates will never be the same; leverage channels for campaigns, volunteer events, employee resource groups and more. And search from within the Slack interface for all the programming you are running on Millie, it will show up with links and calls-to-action so your team can be a part of giving back from anywhere. We’ve take the Slack API to the next level, and you’ll see why we were rated a Top Recommended Slack App.
If you are a Microsoft Teams company, you probably have lots of your team communicating and spending time on Teams. Rather than try to pull your folks outside of their current workflow, our integration brings all of your amazing social impact programming to where your team is already. Get ready to level up those participation rates. With channels around causes, automation around volunteering, feeds of your impact campaigns, and more. Bring your workforce together around the causes that matter most to them - all where you're already working, on Microsoft Teams.
With our campaign template library, we have easy to use pre-vetted campaigns with content, orgs, and volunteer opportunities for causes throughout the year. No more legwork, just 2 clicks and add any customizations you like! Enjoy your built in CSR consultant.
(And our integrations don’t stop there! Gmail, LinkedIn + social media platforms, Double the Donation, among others!)