Mar 21, 2022

GiveSmart Fundraising Platform Now Includes Newly Acquired SimplyFundraisingCRM and MobileCause


Three premier solutions offer one platform for nonprofit and K-12 school fundraising needs 

Community Brands, our parent company, has acquired SimplyFundraisingCRM. This addition completes Community Brands’ fundraising suite with its easy-to-use donor management tools that better meet the needs of schools, volunteer-led nonprofits and established nonprofit organizations alike.  

Founded by industry veteran and internationally recognized expert on fundraising software Jon Biedermann, SimplyFundraisingCRM was designed to help nonprofits and schools retain more donors, save time and raise more. “We are excited to be able to help nonprofits and schools further expand their donors’ impact and grow their outreach as a part of Community Brands, and I am excited to join the Community Brands team” said Biedermann. 

With this acquisition, Community Brands will combine its three cornerstone fundraising tools into one powerful fundraising management platform, GiveSmart. The consolidation of GiveSmart, MobileCause, and SimplyFundraisingCRM brings together three best-in-class fundraising tools to support the modern nonprofit’s success, mission growth, and donors now and every day.  

“Bringing these solutions together as GiveSmart provides our customers with one award-winning, secure, and scalable platform,” said Steve Greanias, General Manager of GiveSmart by Community Brands. “We understand nonprofits’ and schools’ need to stay nimble and engage and manage donors in new ways as fundraising regains momentum. This fully-featured GiveSmart fundraising and donor management platform offers flexibility coupled with versatile new technology to best enable organizations and schools to focus on advancing their missions.” 

The alliance between GiveSmart and MobileCause merges two fundraising industry leaders to create an enhanced overall experience for donors. With an unmatched combination of technology and services, the all-in-one platform empowers nonprofits to host auctions, fundraise online, run dynamic peer-to-peer fundraisers, and more – through in-person, virtual, or hybrid campaigns. The full library of integrations allows nonprofits to streamline operations and maximize efficiency. 

The acquisition of SimplyFundraisingCRM brings easy-to-use digital tools, aimed to help small nonprofits get started with donor discovery, management, and outreach. Through the pairing with GiveSmart, it supports donor strategies ranging from early to established nonprofits with a modernized experience and an opportunity to create lasting donor engagement.  

“We are thrilled to provide new opportunities for the modern nonprofit,” shared Bethany Little, Managing Director of Education & Nonprofit Solutions at Community Brands. “Adding this trusted solution into our already robust portfolio for nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools demonstrates Community Brands’ continued dedication to our partners’ missions, growth, and stability.” 

The official announcement kicks off Xperience ’22, Community Brands’ marquee customer event, focused on associations’, nonprofits’ and schools’ success and growth.  


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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