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October 25, 2021

Nonprofits and foundations raise $4 billion through GiveSmart

Today we announce a new milestone of $4 billion raised by nonprofits and foundations on our fundraising platform.  “Today we celebrate the hard work and dedication of tens of thousands of hard-working nonprofit…

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October 7, 2021

#GivingTuesday Myths: Busted

There ARE easy, turnkey ways to make an impact for your organization on #GivingTuesday. Check out what you can do to bust these four #GivingTuesday myths to make an impact on your mission.  

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October 19, 2021

3 Halloween fundraisers you can setup in minutes

Pumpkins glimmer. Werewolves howl. Ghost says boo.   With fall in full swing, fundraising in this season offers the opportunity to be…

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October 18, 2021

75+ 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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October 15, 2021

You may have noticed ….

…a new name around here! GiveSmart Gives Back is now Community Brands Creates Change  For the past year, GiveSmart by Community…

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October 14, 2021

How to engage donors outside of fundraising events

What is recurring giving?  Recurring giving has been around for years, offered by plenty of…

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October 12, 2021

So, what’s the deal with relationship mapping?

It might come as a surprise that the donor retention rate is about 43 percent. It takes a lot…

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October 6, 2021

“Fundraisers Wrestling With Tech As Giving Plows Forward”

This image and article featuring Brandy Keller, Vice President of Product at Community Brands, originally…

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October 5, 2021

Which leading lady in comedy matches your fundraising style?

Laughter really is the best medicine. It helps boost immunity, pain tolerance, cardiovascular health, and memory.  There have been…

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October 1, 2021

GiveSmart Gives Back program again awards one year of fundraising software to three organizations

GiveSmart’s employee led initiative focused on uplifting smaller and newer organizations making a difference in underserved communities  GiveSmart and Community Brands employees awarded three…

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September 29, 2021

Smaller, Easier, Faster, Stronger

Campaigns to Save Time and Raise More Our recent studies show that October, November, and December statistically draw the…

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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 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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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