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May 19, 2021

30 Silent Auction Items That Don’t Cost A Dime

Collecting silent auction items for your next fundraiser takes a lot of consideration — you need to know where to begin, fight donor fatigue, and…

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How to have fun with your silent auction
September 16, 2021

How to have fun with your silent auction

Let’s face it — 2020 was a tough year. For those who run nonprofit organizations and fundraise…

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September 14, 2021

70+ Virtual Fundraising Ideas: Examples from real-life campaigns 

Virtual fundraising has been a sustainable practice for many nonprofits, and it has recently become…

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September 9, 2021

“Make-A-Wish Wisconsin pushes higher fundraising goals to double its reach”

This article featuring GiveSmart customer Make-A-Wish Wisconsin originally appeared in The Milwaukee Business Journal on…

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September 9, 2021

Empower your donors with better communications

We are inundated with information and calls to action. While a lot of it does bring value, a fair amount it is filtered out and ignored by consumers.  …

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What makes the silent auction so special for hybrid fundraising
September 7, 2021

What makes the silent auction so special for hybrid fundraising

Successful silent auctions can be excellent for hybrid fundraising. They’re an exciting activity with low…

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September 3, 2021

Empower your online fundraising campaign donors

You likely run an online giving campaign such as an annual appeal or #GivingTuesday. But, there are likely opportunities to…

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September 1, 2021

Empower your donors with fundraisers throughout the year

As you look at your calendar, you may find that you have gaps of time…

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August 27, 2021

How to ask for auction items

It can feel awkward to ask for things. Everyone feels that way!  Hearing yes to an auction…

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Never stop fundraising
August 25, 2021

Never stop fundraising

Organizing fundraisers and donor events can be a big commitment in terms of time and…

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August 24, 2021

Empower your annual appeal donors

An annual appeal is an outbound donation solicitation that most nonprofits do, and it is often a…

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August 20, 2021

Empowering your Gen Z donors

Though some organizations tend to overlook Generation Z as potential donors, these individuals are greatly…

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August 18, 2021

Empowering your millennial donors

Millennials have recently surpassed baby boomers as the largest generation in the United States, representing…

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What our clients say

We needed a platform to make sales online and to track and display ads for our sponsors. GiveSmart was perfect. We ended up making close to $15,000 more than we had hoped for. Definite better ROI than we anticipated. The interface is easy to use and provides plenty of options to get help if needed.

Michelle M.

The Rotary Club of South Whidbey Island

Using GS has created ease in auction bookkeeping, payments, and generating post-event thank you/tax letters. While we were online during COVID, our interactions with our GiveSmart via phone, email, and zoom were seamless. A representative always got back to us within the day. I would recommend GiveSmart to anyone doing a large online event.

Julie G.

MicroFinancing Partners in Africa

GiveSmart is highly flexible - you can use it for [a] simple registration and check-in, to full-scale galas with complex order forms, onsite upsells, live auctions, seating management, and more.

Jamie F.

Hope Chest for Breast Cancer

GiveSmart is easy to use and ideal for virtual events and can be used for in-person events to manage the silent auction, seating charts, and check-in to the event. Being able to use the platform for unlimited events within the contract year is very useful and being able to add other users and volunteers for different levels of access is helpful as well.

Dawn L.

Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County