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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 2, 2020

How Pitching Memberships Instead of Sponsorships Helped Girl Scouts of Central CA

The Girl Scouts of Central California South was honored and involved with an Inspiring Girls…

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February 13, 2020

Corporate Donation Guide: Southwest Region

Procuring corporate donors takes nonprofit fundraising to the next level. From sourcing in-kind gifts for…

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Corporate Donors in North Carolina
September 24, 2019

Top Corporate Donors in North Carolina

Looking for corporate donors and sponsors in North Carolina?  We have compiled a list of…

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Salt Lake City Corporate Donors by nonprofit segment
September 24, 2019

Top Corporate Donors in Salt Lake City

We have an overview of top corporate donors in Salt Lake City by area of…

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August 29, 2019

San Francisco Corporate Philanthropy Guide

San Francisco has been a harbinger for historical and social progress in the United States…

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August 20, 2019

Los Angeles Corporate Donor Guide

Sure, Los Angeles may have its Hollywood Walk of Fame. But you’re less likely to…

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corporate sponsorship
August 8, 2019

Q & A: Acquiring Corporate Sponsors

On July 16, 2019, GiveSmart hosted a webinar, ‘That’s So Corporate: Acquiring New Sponsors’. We had so many questions, so little time! Here are our answers:

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August 6, 2019

Madison and Milwaukee Corporate Donor Guide

As the state’s capital and state’s largest city, respectively, Madison and Milwaukee house more than…

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August 6, 2019

The Biggest Event Sponsorship Mistakes

Fundraising events only come together when a lot of moving parts work smoothly in sync….

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August 2, 2019

Phoenix, AZ: Corporate Philanthropic Guide

Phoenix, Arizona, is a city known for its arid weather, warm temperatures, sprawling cacti and…

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April 12, 2019

Corporate Donor Guide: Western United States

Rugged mountainscapes, golden deserts, picturesque coastlines and a list of world-renowned cities — the Western…

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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

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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