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small shop fundraising
April 26, 2019

How to succeed as a small shop fundraising team

Small shop development teams and start-ups are quite similar; little money and lots of passion. Everyone must be willing to take on multiple roles, sacrifice some perks, and learn to work efficiently.

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3 big missed opportunities
April 25, 2019

Top 3 missed fundraising opportunities

Fundraising is hard work. Seriously. But what we’ve learned from working closely with thousands of nonprofits is, when you solely focus on basic logistics, you likely miss really important opportunities.  

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autism awareness
April 19, 2019

Why the world is blue this April

April is Autism Awareness Month, but what most people are not aware of is how to fully understand and accept autism. This month we celebrate individuals with autism, but we also look at the intense reality that they, and their families, face every day.

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missed opportunities in fundraising
April 18, 2019

FAQs about our mobile bidding platform from April’s webinar

On April 10, 2019, we hosted a webinar, “Your Big 3 Missed Opportunities in Event Fundraising” and here are the answers to the questions you asked in the chat. The questions address best practices, fundraising advice, and platform suggestions.

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charity auction software
March 27, 2019

9 questions to ask when purchasing silent auction software

It’s 2019, tech has taken over, and we’ve moved nearly everything online. Technology makes life…

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February 8, 2019

2019 Corporate Donation Guide: Houston

Raising money for your Houston-area nonprofit takes planning, coordination, creativity — and yes, a donation…

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2018 fundraising trends
December 21, 2018

2018 fundraising trends

The way donors give is ever-changing. We got our team together to reflect and discuss fundraising trends we saw at events across the United States this year.

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mobile bidding
September 4, 2018

Why mobile bidding is an improvement, not a distraction

Many organizations considering the transition to mobile bidding from paper bidding ask us if fundraising…

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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