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March 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…

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The Fundraising Pyramid and the Donor Life Cycle

Find Your Supporters Wherever They Are! The fundraising pyramid is a traditional starting point for…

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Don’t Leave Money on the Table — Maximizing Your Budget for Your Fiscal Year-End

Managing your annual budget — and multiple budgets within it — is one of the…

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3 TikTok Tips for Nonprofits

What is TikTok?  TikTok is a short-form, video-sharing app that allows users to create and…

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May 16, 2022

How To Engage Alumni On Social Media: 5 Simple Strategies

One of the biggest challenges that universities face? Knowing how to successfully engage with their…

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May 11, 2022

Community Brands Collects Seven Top Rated Awards from TrustRadius

GiveSmart takes four total awards  Community Brands, our parent company and the leading provider of cloud-based…

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May 11, 2022

Fundraising Event Ideas: 19 Tips and Expert Advice for Planning Your Next Event

Fundraising Event Ideas, Tips and Tricks from the Experts Preparing to plan a fundraising event…

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May 6, 2022

Missed Connections: How To Avoid Losing Potential Donors

Finding and connecting with new donors and supporters for your nonprofit can feel a lot…

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Using Social Media To Update Donors On Campaign Progress

An important component of any nonprofit fundraising campaign is keeping your supporters updated on your…

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Boost your donor retention with these three strategies

Your donor retention rate is how many donors will give to your nonprofit more than…

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May 2, 2022

How To Keep Your Cause At The Forefront Of Donors’ Minds

You’re worried about spamming your supporters. That’s understandable. You’ve also probably heard to hit up…

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April 30, 2022

Memorial Day Fundraising Ideas for America’s Heroes

Memorial Day isn’t just about grilling burgers, swimming and enjoying a long weekend. It’s a day…

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April 19, 2022

5 Fundraising Ideas You’ve Never Thought Of

What are some fun, new things you can do to stand out to potential donors? People are giving. Are you reaching them where they are at? Read more for some fundraising ideas you may not have yet tried.

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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