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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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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 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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January 29, 2021

7 Ways to Ask for Donations Online

Many nonprofits are hesitant to move their giving online. However, many donors are expressing their preference…

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September 30, 2020

How One Organization Pivoted at the Break of the Pandemic, and Expanded Their Reach

Jason Skoog from Minnesota’s Reach for Resources tells us how at the break of the…

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April 27, 2020

4 ways to ask for donations in trying times

Many organizations are asking the same question: Given the current climate, is it an appropriate time to ask for donations? And if so, how do I do it? While these organizations are correct to ask the question, the answer is always that donations and resources are still needed at this time.

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April 17, 2020

What is A Wine Pull In Fundraising Software?

Wine pull, wine grab, or cork grab, are great ways to fundraise for your cause. What’s a wine pull? How’s it done? Can it be done online? It can. And wine not?

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April 9, 2020

How to host an online fundraising event

Whether you’re hosting an online fundraising event for the first time, or tenth, virtual fundraising offers many benefits, such as increased accessibility, faster results, less time required for planning and execution and lower costs.

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Checklist for pivoting to a virtual event
March 17, 2020

Checklist: Pivoting to a Virtual Fundraising Event

Things not going quite as planned? Here’s how to pivot to an online virtual fundraising event while ensuring that no dollars are lost.

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January 14, 2020

How to create win-win situations for event sponsors

As we welcome the new decade, we also welcome a new set of standards for impressing and building relationships with sponsors. The future of fundraising remains dependent on unifying sponsors with nonprofits to create a consistent event both center stage and behind the scenes.  

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January 10, 2020

FAQ: Year-Round Giving

In December, we hosted a webinar, Year-Round Giving. Due to so many questions, and so…

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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