Sep 9, 2021

“Make-A-Wish Wisconsin pushes higher fundraising goals to double its reach”

Screen Shot 2021-09-21 at 1.22.38 PM

This article featuring GiveSmart customer Make-A-Wish Wisconsin originally appeared in The Milwaukee Business Journal on September 8, 2021. It shares the wild success they had using GiveSmart to fuel their annual hybrid fundraiser. An excerpt is below.

“…At a time when many southeastern Wisconsin nonprofit and community groups are canceling or putting off their fundraising events until fall due to the pandemic, Make-A-Wish decided to move ahead with its event. Instead of holding it in a ballroom at The Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee as it usually does, the group held the popular event, which raises money to grant children’s wishes, at five Marcus Corp. theaters throughout the state, along with a virtual crowd in their homes…”

To read the post in its entirety, please visit here.


October 19, 2021

3 Halloween fundraisers you can setup in minutes

Pumpkins glimmer. Werewolves howl. Ghost says boo.   With fall in full swing, fundraising in this season offers the opportunity to be…

Read More
October 5, 2021

Which leading lady in comedy matches your fundraising style?

Laughter really is the best medicine. It helps boost immunity, pain tolerance, cardiovascular health, and memory.  There have been…

Read More
August 27, 2021

How to ask for auction items

It can feel awkward to ask for things. Everyone feels that way!  Hearing yes to an auction…

Read More

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