Here’s our story

Founded in 2011, GiveSmart blends the expertise of the industry’s top fundraising software companies to develop a new, comprehensive, and intuitive platform and brings a combined 25+ years of experience in fundraising. Like the rest of the Community Brands family, we serve donor-driven organizations like nonprofits, charities, schools, and foundations. Our software streamlines fundraising campaigns and gets you even closer to your donors.

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How does GiveSmart fit within Community Brands?

Community Brands is the leading provider of cloud-based software to donor-driven organizations like nonprofits, charities, schools and foundations. We provide the technology that helps organizations create positive change in the world, and that’s something we’re passionate about. Customers benefit from our team and technology, which both enable organizations to increase revenue, improve efficiency and digitally engage donors. With 2,000 employees serving over 100,000 clients within the social good community in 30 countries, we’re dedicated to helping organizations grow stronger and achieve their missions.

When was GiveSmart founded?

In 2018, GiveSmart, 501 Auctions®, and Gesture® were acquired and brought together by Community Brands. By bringing these three companies together, we are able to provide even greater value – a wealth of industry expertise, resources, and technology that directly benefits you, our charity partners. And with multiple levels of service, the GiveSmart offers a solution for every type of fundraising event or campaign. Organizations administer their event, register guests, manage payments, view reports, and gain greater insights using the industry’s largest set of fundraising campaign data tools. We provide coverage throughout the United States. What’s happening to Gesture and 501 Auctions? The team members and technology features are part of GiveSmart by Community Brands.


Why GiveSmart?

We know there’s a lot to consider when evaluating event fundraising technology—and the more you know, the more confidence you’ll have that you’re making the right choice. Following are a few points to consider when selecting a vendor for your event needs, and why GiveSmart is the best-in-class solution leading the industry today.

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The dream team

We’ve brought together three leaders in event fundraising to create a group of subject-matter experts who have countless years of experience in executing events that exceed goals.

  • Benefit from having access to the largest geographic reach in the industry.
  • Rely on expertise from the team that runs more than 7,000 events annually.
  • Join other organizations who contribute to raising over $1 billion every year.

Get more, faster

Our investment in innovation and delivery quality to customers runs deep.

  • Participate in recurring customer research on product concepts, pricing, packaging, and more.
  • Witness customer feedback being directly incorporated back into the platform, on an ongoing basis.
  • Receive new features and enhancements every two weeks, like clockwork.
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Designed to fit your needs

No matter what your needs may be, we’ve got you covered.
  • Access the platform anytime, anywhere on an unlimited basis for your convenience.
  • Scale event staffing and support based on your organization’s needs.
  • Receive the white glove treatment with hands-on, custom event support when needed.
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More insight than any other

We like to let the data speak for itself—and with our background, we have a lot to share.

  • Leverage historical insights and best practices from more than 31,000 events.
  • Optimize events and realize better ROI through analysis of anonymized data.
  • Gain insight into innovations such as predictive, actionable analytics that can make running events just as delightful as attending them.

Part of the family

As a GiveSmart customer, you are a part of the Community Brands family

  • Obtain access to the full suite of solutions that serve more than 5,000 organizations every day.
  • Receive exclusive friends and family discounts on a long list of industry- leading solutions.
  • Join peers and the GiveSmart team at our annual Community Brands technology conference.
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A long term partner

Our mission is to fuel and empower purpose-driven organizations with innovative technology.

  • Rest assured that GiveSmart has the continued investment as part of the Community Brands portfolio.
  • Benefit from continuous investment in problem-solving innovation to our products and services.