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January 2, 2022

15 Games for Fundraising Campaigns

Looking to spice things up at your next event? Games are a great way to raise additional funds, entertain, and keep guests engaged through participation. Raffles and wine pulls are familiar, but we’ve broken down a few more to help jog new ideas.

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November 28, 2022

“What is Giving Tuesday? Behind the ‘Global Generosity Movement’ “

This article by Sara Santora originally appeared in Newsweek on November 28, 2022. It features insights…

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November 25, 2022

How to Organize an Angel Tree 

As your organization or nonprofit looks for fundraising ideas for the holidays, creating an angel tree…

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November 21, 2022

State Raffle Regulations

As a nonprofit organization, raffles can be an effective fundraiser to earn money for your…

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November 11, 2022

How to Create a Giving Tuesday Campaign in One Week

In 2021, donors gave nearly $3 billion on Giving Tuesday, a 9% boost from 2020. Since Giving…

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November 10, 2022

“What Should Nonprofits Do About Anonymous and Controversial Donations?”

This article by Steve Greanias originally appeared in Nonprofit PRO on November 10, 2022. It shares…

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why in-person fundraising matters
November 4, 2022

Why In-Person Fundraising Matters

Why are fundraising events important? On the most basic level, fundraising events allow your nonprofit…

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November 3, 2022

“X” Marks the Spot

What is a pirate’s favorite letter? You may be thinking R, but it is actually…

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November 1, 2022

GiveSmart Surpasses $1 Billion Raised in 2022 

Fundraising platform achieves record-setting milestone  GiveSmart reached an unprecedented milestone in its history by raising…

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November 1, 2022

When & What: Social Media Posts For #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is less than two months away! Do you have your social media strategy planned…

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October 28, 2022

Data Navigation Tips for Better Fundraising

Fundraising is a goldmine for donor and campaign data. As a nonprofit, you can use…

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October 26, 2022

Cheese Read to Grow: Fundraising and Charcuterie

While charcuterie (/SHärˈko͞odərē/) seems to be on trend lately, charcuterie boards have been around since…

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October 24, 2022

How to Create Capital Campaign Brochures

Now that your nonprofit’s next capital campaign is moving full steam ahead, it’s time to start…

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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