Fundraising Software

Industry news and trends to keep you moving forward.

Recent posts


wine pull
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?

Read More
online fundraising event
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.

Read More
online fundraising
April 9, 2020

Benefits of online fundraising events

Online fundraising events can be fun and successful. Right now, people are looking for a way to connect, to get involved, to have an impact. Learn the benefits of online fundraising, and how you can capture them for your organization.

Read More
April 9, 2020

Text-to-donate fundraising statistics

Mobile devices are the constant companion of just about everyone these days. The ubiquitousness of…

Read More
April 2, 2020

Webinar Q&A: Your pivot to an online fundraiser

What should you do if your organization needs to host an online fundraising event instead of a live one? We’ve got data, inspiration, and best practices to run virtual events so that all of your fundraising dollars don’t go out the window. These are the questions from our webinar, Your Pivot to a Virtual Fundraiser.

Read More
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.

Read More
online fundraising
February 5, 2020

Online fundraising vs. offline fundraising

The modern world offers people a number of ways to raise funds for various causes. While online advertising appears to be omnipresent, offline advertising is still effective. Balancing online fundraising and offline fundraising will largely depend on your target market and demographic.

Read More
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.  

Read More
show appreciation
January 10, 2020

FAQ: Year-Round Giving

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

Read More
fundraising software
January 6, 2020

Charity auction fundraising software

Silent and mobile auction software lets you reimagine fundraising in the modern world — and for the modern donor, one who’s tech-savvy and open to smartphone-based philanthropy such as online bidding for a good cause. See how charity auction software fits into your fundraising strategy with this guide.

Read More
December 20, 2019

Improving zoo fundraising with software

Supporting zoos is a challenge because of the high levels needed to keep animals happy and safe. Fundraising is a pivotal point in keeping zoos functioning and properly supporting the staff who make the wild experience worth it. Here’s what your zoo fundraising software should support:

Read More
December 19, 2019

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

What is this form of social campaigning, who uses it and which causes does it work best for? Let’s break down the details of peer-to-peer fundraising for your nonprofit to embrace, creating a new, engaging fundraising strategy that nurtures online donations for pivotal initiatives — all while growing your following. 

Read More

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