GiveSmart History

Our History

Technology Meets Fundraising.

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.

Technology Meets Fundraising

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.


Everyone instantly knew that fundraising technology had enormous potential. Over the years, this good idea continues to get better.

  • 2010

    In order to meet the growing demand, the digital marketing pioneers create BidSmart. BidSmart introduces text-based bidding.

  • 2011

    BidSmart expands to Asia, introducing smartphone bidding in the process.

  • 2012

    Providing attention-getting service at major events for organizations like Make-A-Wish and Ronald McDonald House, BidSmart gains momentum.

  • 2013

    Fundraising technology, business models and levels of customer service continue to develop. Multiple licensees decide to form one new revolutionary company: GiveSmart.

  • 2014

    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.

qode interactive strata
  • Online ticketing
  • Paperless registration & checkout
  • Customized fundraising website
  • Active and accurate donor management
  • Integrated registration, buyer, donor, and payment information
We’ve anticipated whatever you need with a platform that simplifies every step, collects data and integrates all of that information into one easy-to-understand dashboard.
Learn More
qode interactive strata
  • 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
Allow guests to bid or donate with any type of mobile phone. By incorporating text and mobile bidding, events instantly become more interactive and exciting.
Learn More
qode interactive strata
  • Comprehensive service and support before, during, and after
  • Expert event production
  • Dedicated Event Coordinator per event
  • More hands-on help at event
Far from the do-it-yourself approach of some providers, GiveSmart doesn’t just produce amazing technology; we produce amazing experiences for your guests.
Learn More

What Our Customers Say

Get in touch to find out how we can maximize your fundraising revenue.