School Fundraising

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October 18, 2021

75+ Virtual Fundraising Ideas: Examples from real-life campaigns 

Virtual fundraising has been a sustainable practice for many nonprofits, and it has recently become…

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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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May 3, 2021

How to Quickly Setup your Teacher Appreciation Week Wishlist

Our classrooms are far more than a place where reading, writing, and arithmetic are learned. Support those heroes who do far more than their job on paper, each and every day by setting up a wishlist fundraiser.

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March 23, 2021

7 School Fundraising Ideas

Sometimes it can be difficult for universities and colleges to come up with fun, unique fundraising…

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December 22, 2020

50+ Fundraising Ideas to Try at your School

  If you raise money for a school, you know there are many ways you…

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June 5, 2020

Your School’s Pivot to a Virtual Fundraiser

The following is a transcript of our Q&A conversation from Episode 4 of our Pivot…

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December 17, 2019

School silent auction item ideas

When you’re planning a school fundraiser there are a variety of school silent auction item ideas that you can implement for very little to no cost. While most of these items work best for schools you can consider modifying them to work for other types of fundraisers as well.   

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December 12, 2019

What you should know about school fundraising software

Fundraising supports co-curricular activities such as sports. the arts, or classroom necessities. With creative activities, comes the need for software with flexible capabilities. From walk-a-thons and peer-to-peer fundraising to charity galas or auctions, your school fundraising software should be able to handle it.

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September 23, 2019

4 ways to keep alumni engaged after graduation

When it comes to school fundraising the biggest constituents are the families of current students. And rightfully so, but let’s not forget about the school’s alumni! You can always reach beyond the families of current students when fundraising and alumni are a great place to start within your community.  

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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