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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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September 3, 2021

Empower your online fundraising campaign donors

You likely run an online giving campaign such as an annual appeal or #GivingTuesday. But, there are likely opportunities to…

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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 10, 2021

Empower your annual event donors

While event-based fundraising was a scramble in 2020, nonprofits that had the technology to support virtual and hybrid events, saw in many cases, increased…

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June 16, 2021

Announcing Mobile Cause, by Community Brands

Community Brands Adds MobileCause to Its Suite of Fundraising Tools Partnership  Creates Powerhouse Solutions to…

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May 19, 2021

30 Silent Auction Items That Don’t Cost A Dime

Collecting silent auction items for your next fundraiser takes a lot of consideration — you…

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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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recurring giving
March 10, 2021

How to increase recurring donations

Turn more one-time donations into recurring donations. Help secure revenue and make your organization more sustainable and successful.

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February 21, 2021

What your virtual event sponsors need from you

When a business or individual signs up for a virtual event sponsorship package, they form…

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golf tournament
February 16, 2021

Golf Tournament Fundraiser Guide

As one of the most popular types of charity events, golf tournaments let participants live out their PGA Championship fantasies — all while giving to a meaningful cause.
These fundraising tips to discover how to use the green to earn a little green for nonprofit goals and causes.

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February 9, 2021

GiveSmart Gives Back Launches

GiveSmart Gives Back Program Awards One Year of Fundraising Software to Three Organizations   GiveSmart’s inaugural…

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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