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January 17, 2020

How appealing is the live appeal?

>> The following data is obtained from this research study <<  The live appeal: also known…

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October 18, 2019

5 Tips For a Successful Donation Appeal

Every charity fundraiser should include a donation appeal, also known as a raise the paddle,…

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September 4, 2019

Paddle Raises: How To Nail Your Live Appeal

On August 14, 2019, we hosted a webinar, Paddles Up: Nailing the Live Appeal, with our…

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February 12, 2019

Tips for a successful donation moment

Hosting a successful donation moment is the crux of annual fundraising for many organizations. Don’t let your fund-a-need give you nightmares; follow these key steps to make your donation moment a success for your organization’s mission!

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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