- Online ticketing
- Paperless registration & checkout
- Customized fundraising website
- Active and accurate donor management
- Integrated registration, buyer, donor, and payment information
In 2009, a small digital marketing agency was challenged by one of its clients, a cancer hospice, to help them better engage patrons at their next silent auction event.
Instead of bidding with pen and paper, the little agency proposed a mobile bidding application.
The cancer hospice raised three times more than it ever had before.
The next week a handful of other charities were clamoring for the technology.
PROGRESS AND AN EXPANDING PRESENCE
Everyone instantly knew that fundraising technology had enormous potential. Over the years, this good idea continues to get better.
In order to meet the growing demand, the digital marketing pioneers create BidSmart. BidSmart introduces text-based bidding.
BidSmart expands to Asia, introducing smartphone bidding in the process.
Providing attention-getting service at major events for organizations like Make-A-Wish and Ronald McDonald House, BidSmart gains momentum.
Fundraising technology, business models and levels of customer service continue to develop. Multiple licensees decide to form one new revolutionary company: GiveSmart.
With unrivalled customer service and remarkable results—GiveSmart emerges as the gold standard in the fundraising industry.
Charity Fundraising Has Evolved
In 2013, GiveSmart was created. Building off of the original breakthrough of its founders—GiveSmart offers the most comprehensive, trusted, user-friendly solutions to charities and non-profits all over the world.
With over 1,400 successful events and 60,000 bids (and counting) for non-profit organizations like Make-A-Wish, LLS, and Unicef—GiveSmart looks forward to helping many more charities and non-profits in the future.
The Perfect Combo of Technology and Service. Every Time.
Customized solutions to fit your needs
and exceed your expectations.
- Makes any phone a bidding/donating device
- Real-time outbid alerts and customizable leaderboards
- Bid/donate from anywhere
- Secure payment processing
- Increases participation and raises more
- Comprehensive service and support before, during, and after
- Expert event production
- Dedicated Event Coordinator per event
- More hands-on help at event
What Our Customers Say
We were completely thrilled with every way Give Smart assisted us, from our first phone call to our final closing report. They couldn't have been more pleasant and prompt in responding to our needs. My numerous conversations with our Client Service Specialist, became as comfortable as talking with an old friend. The efficiency, professionalism and overall friendliness of their team was amazing. Our event was a huge financial success with the assistance of GiveSmart.
Thank you again so much for making the Foothill High School Marching Band Silent Auction such a success. Allowing anyone with a smartphone or computer to participate in the Silent Auction is truly the next level of charitable giving. You were positive and motivating right from the start. You made what seemed like an overwhelming task possible.
As i have said repeatedly to our board members, friends and supporters, we have no intention of ever doing an event such our Taste and Golf events without GiveSmart! Your fabulous team was on target this year with the pre-swiping of credit cards, registrations and professional attitude that made checkin and checkout a dream! And, the follow up reports you provided were clear, concise, and allowed us to close our event in record time!
Thank you for the outstanding customer service, follow up and follow through GiveSmart provided to the Indiana State Chapter, JDRF at our recent Promise Gala held April 12,2014. Our team was delighted that the silent auction broke all records and raised $84,000! We believe this is due primarily to the technology you provided.
Their high level of customer service before, during, and after the event is the best to date we have received from this type of vendor. Man & Woman of the Year has some unique needs, and GiveSmart built a platform to fit them. The user friendly mobile bidding features, as well as the GiveSmart staff interaction with donors contributed to an increase in revenue and a positive donor experience.