Big River Online

Fundraising That Fits

About Big River

The Big River fundraising platform began as a pro bono passion project.  Founder and CEO, Ron Cass, sat on a number of nonprofit boards.  Again and again, he heard the same complaints when it came to online fundraising:

“This system is too hard to use!”

“I can’t get my data out.”

“I just want to sell an event ticket and a membership at the same time.”

Ron has extensive experience in software product development and systems analysis for large corporations, governments, and non-governmental organizations around the world.  So he put his experience to work to create a fundraising platform for the nonprofits he loved.  Other organizations saw what the platform could do and began asking if they could use it too.  And so the company, Big River Online, was born.  The world-renowned Cleveland Museum of Art was the company’s flagship account, and the roster of clients quickly grew to include other nonprofit leaders in the Cleveland area.

Today, Big River offers a suite of innovative, cost-effective, cloud-based products for nonprofit fundraising.  The company has built a reputation for working alongside its clients, serving not only as a software provider, but as a valued partner.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Big River has been absolutely fabulous to work with. Our membership has gone up two-fold as a result of our going online with them.

Augie NapoliDeputy Director & Chief Advancement Officer - Cleveland Museum of Art

Working with Big River has been a very easy experience. The staff is very dedicated to their product and very responsive to our needs. The giving pages have the same look and feel of our regular pages and setting them up is very easy. We are also able to customize most aspects of the forms, from the amount a donor sees to how information is displayed. Big River is not just a provider of online giving services, but a real partner dedicated to the success of our organization.

Marianna DostalPhilanthropy Information Services - United Church of Christ

The Raiser's Edge integration is PERFECT – and sooooo easy!!!!

Mary Ann MeitinDirector of Development - Greater Cleveland Food Bank

The Big River team was AWESOME to us before, during and after our first crowdfunding campaign this year! They are so knowledgeable and give excellent customer service when you have questions or need help. It felt like they were an extension of our team -- not just a company providing a service. Thanks, Big River!

Christine HockmanDirector of Resources, Marketing & Communication - Great Lakes Biomimicry

We’re here for YOU.

We believe that your creativity should not be limited by the capabilities of your fundraising software.

We believe that simple tasks should be easily accomplished.

We believe that together we can make your online fundraising more successful than ever.

Our Products


The only out-of-the-box giving catalog for nonprofit fundraising


Gorgeous, mobile-optimized donor experience on the front end.
Real-time analytics and data integration on the back end.
Big River’s Giving Catalog is your complete donor commerce solution.




Virtual Drives


Mission-specific social fundraising
Food Drives.  Clothing Drives.  Personal Milestone Fundraisers.
Make it easy and fun for supporters to raise money on your behalf.




Integrated Transaction Pages


Secure transaction pages that integrate seamlessly with your website.
Non-technical staff quickly create beautiful landing pages.
Perfect for donations, events, memberships, raffle ticket sales and more!





Crowdfunding built specifically for nonprofits


Use IMPACT STORIES to engage and educate.
Promote effectively with built-in email and social COMMUNICATIONS tools.
Monitor success with REAL-TIME DASHBOARDS and one-click data extracts.



Frequently Asked Questions

How does my organization get its money?

We provide you with your own merchant account and payment gateway.  Funds are batch deposited directly into your bank account every 24 hours.

Can I integrate with my domain?

Sure thing.  We can easily accommodate domain masking and layout customization, just contact us to let us know.

Do we get the donor data?

Of course!  All Big River products provide integrated dashboards and reports plus one-click data exports.  We also support integration with select donor databases and CRMs including Raiser’s Edge.  Let us know what level of integration you’re looking for!

Are your products mobile-friendly?

Absolutely!  All Big River products are designed to look good no matter what device a donor is using.

Is it secure?

Yes!  Big River maintains PCI DSS compliance so you and your donors can rest assured that your data is safe.

Do you integrate with other software?

We do.  We have integrations for My Emma, Raiser’s Edge, Quickbooks, Kindful & CQ Roll Call.  Have a specific integration need?  Let us know; it’s likely we can accommodate.