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October 25, 2021

Nonprofits and foundations raise $4 billion through GiveSmart

Today we announce a new milestone of $4 billion raised by nonprofits and foundations on our fundraising platform.  “Today…

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October 15, 2021

You may have noticed ….

…a new name around here! GiveSmart Gives Back is now Community Brands Creates Change  For the past year, GiveSmart by Community…

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October 1, 2021

GiveSmart Gives Back program again awards one year of fundraising software to three organizations

GiveSmart’s employee led initiative focused on uplifting smaller and newer organizations making a difference in underserved communities  GiveSmart and Community Brands employees awarded three…

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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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June 16, 2021

Announcing Mobile Cause, by Community Brands

Community Brands Adds MobileCause to Its Suite of Fundraising Tools Partnership  Creates Powerhouse Solutions to…

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June 4, 2021

“Six ways to ensure lasting donor relationships”

This post, which originally appeared on on June 3, 2021, shares why donor stewardship…

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April 10, 2021

“5 Tips for Nonprofit Success in PPP Loan Forgiveness — Meeting, Navigating and Reporting for PPP Loan Forgiveness”

This post and image originally appeared on CPA Practice Advisor on April 9, 2021. It…

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April 8, 2021

“Waukesha clinic’s marketing coordinator named Researcher of the Year”

This article originally appeared in The Freeman on April 7, 2021. An excerpt is below,…

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March 11, 2021

“Clearbrook executive wins networking award”

This article originally appeared in the Daily Herald Business Ledger on March 10, 2021. An…

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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