Hybrid Fundraising

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March 6, 2024

100+ Online Fundraising Ideas

Virtual and online fundraising has been a sustainable practice for many nonprofits for years. Below…

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virtual audience
July 1, 2022

How to Keep your Virtual Audience Engaged at a Hybrid Event

When you’re hosting a hybrid event for your organization, getting your virtual audience as engaged…

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October 6, 2021

“Fundraisers Wrestling With Tech As Giving Plows Forward”

This image and article featuring Brandy Keller, Vice President of Product at Community Brands, originally…

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How to have fun with your silent auction
September 16, 2021

How to have fun with your silent auction

Let’s face it — 2020 was a tough year. For those who run nonprofit organizations and fundraise…

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What makes the silent auction so special for hybrid fundraising
September 7, 2021

What makes the silent auction so special for hybrid fundraising

Successful silent auctions can be excellent for hybrid fundraising. They’re an exciting activity with low…

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August 12, 2021

Empower your peer-to-peer donors and fundraisers

Peer-to-peer fundraising is expected to rebound in 2021. This type of giving, supporting an organization via an individual, as…

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August 10, 2021

How to empower donors at your annual event

Donors are one of the most valuable pieces of a nonprofit or other organization. They…

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July 27, 2021

Hybrid fundraisers and how to run them

Hybrid fundraisers are not a new concept but considering the pandemic, they are becoming increasingly popular due to their flexibility and inclusivity.  

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June 30, 2021

GiveSmart Receives 2021 TrustRadius Top Rated Awards

GiveSmart has been recognized by the 2021 TrustRadius Awards as a Top Rated product in the Event Management and Virtual Event categories.

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October 10, 2020

How to Run Safe & Successful Golf Tournaments During a Pandemic

First Tee Delaware talks to us about how golf tournaments don’t only happen on the…

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virtual run
August 10, 2020

Q+A: Virtual Runs and Gala with CURE Childhood Cancer

In Episode 8 of our #OutsideTheRoom Webinar Series, Mandy Fingerhut of CURE Childhood Cancer joined us to talk about how they pulled off their virtual run, annual Believe Ball, awareness month, and other campaigns over the last few months.

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hybrid and virtual fundraisers
August 2, 2020

Hybrid fundraisers: Q+A with Utopia Entertainment

Q+A with Utopia Entertainment’s Joey Goone after our Hybrid Fundraisers webinar in July 2020.

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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