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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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September 1, 2020

Complete guide to using Google Analytics for nonprofits

Nonprofits are strategizing ways to improve their digital presence and reach donors online, most turning to Google Analytics to achieve their goals. This guide gets you started.

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champion fundraiser
August 19, 2020

Champion fundraisers…and where to find them.

Your champion fundraisers are your top advocates who drive awareness and funding for your mission. Here’s how to get started with a campaign.

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August 5, 2020

Raise more funds with virtual sign-up parties

With group gatherings being of limited capacity sign-up parties are becoming increasingly popular and helping organizations raise more funds.

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July 6, 2020

How nonprofits can utilize social media insights

The world of social media is always a buzz, and as a nonprofit, it’s an…

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naming rights
June 9, 2020

10 ‘naming rights’ ideas for auction items

Offering naming rights can be an enticing way for donors to feel more connected to your mission. Naming rights are a great way to get creative!

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June 8, 2020

Setting Up the Year for Fundraising Success

The following is a transcript of our Q&A conversation from Episode 8 of our Pivot…

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June 6, 2020

Virtual Games and Video Impact Go Further

Live streaming chat, virtual heads or tails, video impact stories, and mystery box auction items,…

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June 1, 2020

Embracing the Online Platform & Informing Your Donors

The following is a transcript of our Q&A conversation from Episode 1 of our Pivot…

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May 14, 2020

10 Outstanding Online Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising online in 2020 might seem intensified because of the situation we find ourselves in this spring, however, we’ve been giving online for years. Now, we can be more creative in doing so. Here are 10 outstanding online fundraising ideas: 

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May 13, 2020

Tips for emailing your donors

Emailing your donors, much like calling and texting, requires some forethought. It’s important to look at reports. If your email open rates are low then it’s probably a good idea to refresh your messaging so that next time you’re heard…err, read.

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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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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