- 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
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.
I am a GiveSmart customer for life. This technology has taken what used to be a HUGE headache for our small non-profit and turned it into something that helps us raise even more funds while eliminating the hassle of processing payments and handling check-out. I can’t believe we ever used to do this on our own with bid sheets and credit card swipers!
As an event planner, the best part about using the GiveSmart team is how easy they make running an auction. The increased revenue is nice, but the fact that I did not have to worry about check out, or monitoring the auction tables or the auction at all, gave me the freedom I needed to mingle with guests, network and take care of other event issues.
Every step of the way, your GiveSmart team provided our staff and volunteers with expert guidance and prompt support. Working with you and your team was a terrific experience. We look forward to a long-term partnership with GiveSmart and have no doubt that with your help, we'll be able to improve our fundraiser and increase our revenue.
During my time with LLS, I have not experienced working with a vendor with such a high level of customer service, before, during and after the event! The GiveSmart team enhanced our revenue generation during every process of the event. We continued to use this service with our Man Woman of the Year® campaigns in 2015, and look forward to having their services at our upcoming events!