Oct 15, 2021

You may have noticed ….

Child holding crayons

…a new name around here!

GiveSmart Gives Back is now Community Brands Creates Change 

For the past year, GiveSmart by Community Brands has been awarding grants to deserving, up-and-coming organizations that have been making a difference in underserved communities.  We are thrilled to have MobileCause as our new sister company.  

And, as a result grant recipients will now receive a year of both GiveSmart and MobileCause and services at zero cost. To apply for the newest class* and learn more, please visit here.  

*Applications close December 30, 2021 and subscriptions for winners start in February 2022 

Why both?  

Are you wondering why organizations might benefit from having both GiveSmart and MobileCause in their fundraising toolkits? 

Here’s a case study showcasing a partner that uses both platforms to drive more donations, host more events, and thrive. 

Past winners 

Curious about past winners? Learn more below.  

Female Strong supports the inclusion of all girl, trans, gender-fluid and non-binary youth as we help propel them to become future leaders. By empowering young women with the skills they need early in life, we are equipping them to realize their potential, and preempt the inequities that exist for women in the workplace today.    

To see Female Strong’s fundraising page, visit here.  

Build A School Foundation provides educational opportunities for poor children of the world by funding classroom constructions, school-related infrastructures, teaching and learning equipment, “need-based” scholarships and basic healthcare needs.   

To see Build A School Foundation’s fundraising page, visit here

MKE Black, Inc celebrates and promotes Black business, events, culture, and advancement in the greater Milwaukee area by providing resources, connections, and awareness to help businesses thrive. They are dedicated to providing a one stop shop for locals and tourists, with information on dining, shopping, culture, resources, and more.  

To see MKE Black Inc.’s fundraising page, visit here

Fund a Life helps individuals and families overcome emotional and financial obstacles caused by major life-altering circumstances of all kinds. This broad mission enables them to operate without limits as they provide people with grant opportunities and shine a light in their darkest moments.    

To see Fund a Life’s fundraising page, visit here.  

See Spot Rescued  is an entirely volunteer-run dog rescue based in both Jersey City, NJ and Austin, TX that  coordinates the rescue, vetting, medical care, transportation, fostering, and adoption of hundreds of loving canines into equally loving, lifelong homes.   

To see See Spot Rescued’s fundraising page, visit here.

Play Like A Girl is on a bold mission to level the playing field for girls by leveraging the skills gained from sports to build a diverse pipeline of young women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).   

To see Play Like A Girl’s fundraising page, visit here.    


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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