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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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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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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 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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August 17, 2021

Empowering your Gen X donors

Though the world seems fixated on comparing the behaviors and habits of baby boomers, millennials,…

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August 16, 2021

Empowering your baby boomer donors

If you run a nonprofit organization, it’s wise to set your sights on baby boomer…

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August 13, 2021

Creating your nonprofit bucket list

What does your nonprofit want to accomplish in the next six months, year, or five years? Have you considered making a bucket list?  …

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April 2, 2021

The Fundraising Pyramid and the Donor Life Cycle

Find Your Supporters Wherever They Are! The fundraising pyramid is a traditional starting point for…

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January 11, 2021

How to calculate net gain from your nonprofit event

With in-person events off the table — at least for the time being — many nonprofits have switched…

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December 16, 2020

5 Ways to Use Silent Auction Data for Successful Fundraising

At GiveSmart, we see thoughtful and creative fundraisers think #OutsideTheRoom, at every opportunity they have….

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November 19, 2020

End Your 4th Quarter Strong by Reaching Out Now To Donors

We have some good news when it comes to statistical encouragement for reaching out to donors in the 4th quarter…

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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

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