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March 21, 2022

GiveSmart Fundraising Platform Now Includes Newly Acquired SimplyFundraisingCRM and MobileCause

Three premier solutions offer one platform for nonprofit and K-12 school fundraising needs  Community Brands, our parent company, has acquired SimplyFundraisingCRM. This addition completes Community…

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July 1, 2022

How to Keep your Virtual Audience Engaged at a Hybrid Event

When you’re hosting a hybrid event for your organization, getting your virtual audience as engaged…

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June 27, 2022

Community Brands Creates Change Program has a New Class of Winners

GiveSmart by Community Brands employees has again awarded two organizations addressing pressing social issues with…

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June 23, 2022

Donor Appreciation: Saying “Thank You”

Sharing appreciation is essential to show donors you care, whether it’s their first donation or…

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June 21, 2022

Adapting for Your Donors: How to Use GiveSmart’s Research Study

GiveSmart collaborated with FINN Partners to survey over 500 nonprofit fundraising and development professionals on…

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cornhole fundraiser
June 20, 2022

Hosting a cornhole tournament fundraiser

If your organization wants a casual, low-cost fundraiser idea that doesn’t sacrifice fun or donor engagement, it’s…

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June 16, 2022

3 Campaigns That Are Making A Splash This Fourth Of July

National holidays, heritage months, and even National Doughnut Day, can be great reasons to host…

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June 16, 2022

How Accepting Digital Wallet Payments Benefits Your Nonprofit

Digital wallets, also known as e-wallets, are a secure and convenient way to allow donors to give to your nonprofit.

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June 14, 2022

Auction Off an Immediate, Exclusive Experience

Few things sink a fundraising director’s heart more than looking toward the bar or food tables and seeing your dedicated, generous donors waiting in long lines. Eliminate the wait. 

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June 10, 2022

7 Steps for Converting One-Time Donors Into Recurring Donors or Members

Imagine this scenario: Your nonprofit has organized quite a successful online fundraiser — engagement on social…

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June 9, 2022

5 Ways To Boost Fundraising During The Summer Slow-Down

It’s almost June! That means that the weather is heating up, but your nonprofit’s fundraising…

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June 8, 2022

Social Media Strategy Guide

A Huge Opportunity Awaits With A Nonprofit Social Media Strategy Reach your supporters with a…

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June 6, 2022

80+ 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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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