- 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
This was our first experience with mobile bidding and Give-Smart did a great job explaining how the mobile bidding system would work, what was expected of us, and the advantages of its use. The Give-Smart employees that we talked to were very friendly, easy to work with from the planning stage weeks before the event to the end of the evening. On the night of the event, check-In was a breeze, bidding went smoothly, and check-out was quick and simple. Very impressed with Give-Smart and would definitely use them for next years Silent Auction.
You and your team at GiveSmart have been a tremendous resource. From the early planning phases to event day GiveSmart has provided us with exceptional support and guidance. At our most important event of the year GiveSmart helped us to deliver a successful auction experience. Please extend our sincere appreciation to your team.
As you know this was the first time that our Temple has used a bidding company during our annual auction. I can't tell you how happy I am that we did so. You service is more than efficient and easy to use. Having our auction online made us more money than we would have, had we done the traditional silent auction. Most of all it was all less work for me and I actually got to enjoy the event.
From entering the data on to our "Dash Board" to staffing our event with professional and helpful employees, our event was seamless. We exceeded our auction projections by gigantic proportions. Again GiveSmart proves themselves to be money well invested. So much so, I am here to say that I don't see myself ever having an event of such magnitude without GiveSmart at my side.