"Before engaging with Trellis, we had to use Eventbrite. It was 25% more expensive and we had to do manual receipting and messaging ourselves."
- Cody Pollard, 3rd Party Champion, Central Okanagan Food Bank
Founder & CEO
“Trellis was built out of a desire to create more impact in our communities. I travelled across Canada, spoke to over 100 charities and they told me what to build. This fundraising software was inspired by Charities for Charities.”
Trellis is a Social Enterprise
Purpose and profit go hand in hand. Our company is called Trellis because we want to support the growth of the charitable sector to promote collective impact within our communities.
"We started working with Trellis. The results were great, we sold 40% more tickets than we thought"
We are 100% focussed on giving your donors, event attendees and 3rd party champions the best experience. We aren't a CRM, we aren't trying to be. We increase your fundraising by empowering you and your champions with simple fundraising software.
Who are you guys, anyway?
We are a passionate group of individuals from Kelowna, BC that wanted to do more than just build and sell software for anyone who will pay us. We all care about impact and purpose, this is just the best way we know how to help because we know software.
How are you different than Eventbrite and other ticketing platforms?
Eventbrite isn't Charity friendly. There is no transparency, no automation around tax receipting and donor data collection. Trellis is the system for your foursome creation, silent auction, ticketing, donations and everything that is needed for a CHARITY golf tournament.
How are you different from Razors Edge or other CRMs?
CRMs are focussed on donor data management and other back end processes NOT online fundraising and events, those are just add-ons. Trellis is purely focussed on events, campaigns, 3rd party and P2P. Increasing your fundraising is our focus and we integrate with CRMs so you keep all the best data as well.
What exactly are you promising? What evidence do you have to back up these promises and claims?
On average our customers increase their fundraising by 25%. We know this because we asked, and numbers don't lie. We increase your fundraising and save you time on the back-end.
How do I know your solution will work for me? Who hasn't it worked for?
This solution works great for charities that want to streamline process, increase fundraising and maximize their potential revenue. If you don't do these types of revenue generation than this isn't for you.
How do I present this to my team?
For the finance/accounting departments you will need to show them the settlement reporting in payouts. We have worked hard to not only make your lives easier but also delight your accounting team.
What are typical contract terms?
You can actually try it for free! Start with our flex plan and simply pay 4.9% + $.40/transaction. Plus, with our flexible transaction options you can pass those fees on to ticket buyers OR you can option them for donation. It's never been easier and more cost-effective to build amazing fundraisers for your organization.
What type of support do you offer?
We have industry leading in-app live chat support for our customers. When you are creating your fundraisers we are right there with you if you have any questions or concerns.
Where did you get the idea to offer this solution?
We spent 6 months and travelled across Canada to ask Charities what they need to help them create more impact. They told us what to build, this software is inspired by Charities for Charities, we just built it.