- Online ticketing
- Paperless registration & checkout
- Customized fundraising website
- Active and accurate donor management
- Integrated registration, buyer, donor, and payment information
C.J. Orrico joined GiveSmart™ in 2013 as a former licensee of the GiveSmart™ technology. As a Chicago native, recent Arizona and California resident, and now calling Atlanta home, he developed industry experience and knowledge by learning all of the unique, non-profit and event traits that vary from market-to-market across the country. Having passion and love for helping non-profits realize their true fundraising potential, he and his partner Kenny Wall made the decision to no longer license the GiveSmart™ technology and instead merge their entity with GiveSmart™.
This merger allowed them to maintain their team, customers, and culture they have built, while maximizing their resources in effort to support their charity partners with more security, infrastructure, and overall comfort than ever before. Through the merger C.J. was appointed Chief Sales and Business Development Officer and currently works in the Atlanta Corporate Headquarters.
Prior to the merger and current role as CSBDO of GiveSmart™, C.J. entered the industry as a founding partner of Global AuctionsByCellular and Managing Partner of SOTD DBA AuctionsByCellular in March of 2011. While working to grow AuctionsByCellular from its inception to the management of the actual merger, his day-to-day role was similar to his current focus of, core sales and business development through market and asset growth.
Prior to entering the industry, C.J. was Managing Partner of a PuroClean franchise where he also concentrated on Sales and Business Development. As PuroClean was a water, fire, mold, and biohazard mitigation business, it was this experience where C.J. realized he enjoyed helping families in need and was able to grow this passion through the charity fundraising industry.
Prior to developing PuroClean, he was Director of Business Development, Weigel Broadcasting, Chicago and prior to that Business Development Manager and Account Executive. C.J. began his career with Weigel Broadcasting in 1999, and took a five year hiatus from the company from 2001 through 2006, to fulfill some entrepreneurial goals of opening an Edward Jones Investments branch and partner in the invention of the hammY™ putter. C.J. left Weigel permanently in 2009 to return to his entrepreneurial roots.
Recently celebrating his 15th wedding anniversary and as a father of four, C.J. loves coaching and being an involved father and husband. In his free time he enjoys golf, racquetball, ping-pong, and most sporting activities, as well as is an avid fan of the NFL.
Studied Business Education, at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston.
Our Management Team
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.