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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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September 1, 2021

Empower your donors with fundraisers throughout the year

As you look at your calendar, you may find that you have gaps of time…

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July 22, 2021

How to increase recurring donations for nonprofits

Many nonprofit organizations succeed at getting donors to contribute to their causes — the first…

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7 tips to get more online donations for your nonprofit
July 7, 2021

7 tips to get more online donations for your nonprofit

Online donations are outstanding opportunities for your nonprofit. So much of the world is online,…

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5 ways to make the most of your online donation platform
July 2, 2021

5 ways to make the most of your online donation platform

When you use an online donation platform, your main goal is donor retention. The average…

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June 30, 2021

GiveSmart Receives 2021 TrustRadius Top Rated Awards

GiveSmart has been recognized by the 2021 TrustRadius Awards as a Top Rated product in the Event Management and Virtual Event categories.

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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 13, 2019

What donors want: fundraising elements that appeal the most

When you invite guests to your events, you expect that they participate in fundraising. They likely purchased a ticket to attend but what other fundraising elements get donors excited to give? Here is how your organization can engage them: 

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October 18, 2019

7 Additional Fundraising Opportunities at your Event

Looking for ways to bring your audience excitement and increase revenue at your next fundraising…

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January 2, 2019

15 Games for fundraising campaigns

Looking to spice things up at your next event? Games are a great way to raise additional funds, entertain, and keep guests engaged through participation. Raffles and wine pulls are familiar, but we’ve broken down a few more to help jog new ideas.

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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