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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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reverse raffle fundraising
August 11, 2022

Fundraising with a reverse raffle

When hosting fundraising events, finding new ways to engage your participants and make them excited…

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Men saluting in front of September 11 memorial
August 9, 2022

September 11: A Day to Remember, A Day To Serve

Do you remember where you were when you heard the news?  When graphic destruction played…

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August 9, 2022

Kickstart Fall 2022 Fundraising

Crunchy, colorful leaves. Pumpkins. Football. Bonfires. Fall is in the air, and with it comes many opportunities to finish up this calendar year strong. Your fiscal goals are within reach. What is your nonprofit doing to creatively expand your audience and steward your donors with your fall fundraising?

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Choosing wine for you fundraiser
August 4, 2022

Choosing wine for your fundraiser

Are you hosting a fundraiser that involves wine? There are a few key considerations to…

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AFPPartner
August 3, 2022

GiveSmart and AFP Start a New Strategic Partnership

We are proud to partner with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest association…

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penny social
July 28, 2022

How to organize a penny social

Charitable donations increased by 2.7% in 2021 and continue to rise. Capitalizing on donor generosity and finding…

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Brings people together
July 15, 2022

How fundraising brings people together

Fundraising is an important and necessary part of any nonprofit organization. It can bring people…

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July 11, 2022

Why Your Nonprofit Should Consider Text Messages

As the year comes to a close, now is the best time to start thinking…

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July 7, 2022

Budget-Friendly Peer-to-Peer Additions to Your Annual Event

It’s time to weigh your options and add peer-to-peer fundraising to your annual auction, gala,…

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virtual audience
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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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