We are GiveSmart® by Community Brands.

Our mission is to help our clients reach their fundraising goals while creating an engaging, exciting, and positive giving experience for their donors. All. Year. Round

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.  

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. 

Here are some of the amazing organizations we’ve worked with.

Learn more about GiveSmart’s platform.


Seamless event fundraising software.
Giving should be easy.


Service and staff options designed to meet the varying needs of organization.

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.