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August 10, 2023

Top 7 Online Fundraising Tips for Giving Tuesday

On Tuesday, November 28, nonprofit organizations around the world will come together for one common purpose—to celebrate and encourage giving.   From fundraising to volunteering, #GivingTuesday…

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The Donor Journey
September 20, 2023

How to Implement and Use a Donor Management Platform: The Donor Journey

Learn more about the donor journey and how you can keep track of each stage…

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ring toss
September 19, 2023

Hosting a Ring Toss Fundraiser

Fundraisers with games offer a dynamic way to garner support for a cause. Games infuse…

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How to use a Donor Management Platform
September 18, 2023

How to Implement and Use a Donor Management Platform: Donor Management 100

Nonprofits rely on donors to continue their mission, so it’s important to keep track of…

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all in one system
September 12, 2023

Why Having an All-In-One Software System Benefits You

In today’s digital age, managing various fundraising activities can be complex and time-consuming. That’s where nonprofit…

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how to hold a 50 50
September 7, 2023

How to Hold a 50/50 Raffle

As far as fundraising ventures go, the 50/50 raffle stands as a time-tested and efficient…

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GiveSmart Gives Back
August 23, 2023

GiveSmart and The Nonprofit Makeover Collaborate for GiveSmart Gives Back

GiveSmart is thrilled to be partnering with The Nonprofit Makeover, a minority-owned consulting firm dedicated…

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August 22, 2023

100+ Virtual Fundraising Ideas

Virtual and online fundraising has been a sustainable practice for many nonprofits for years. Below…

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Volunteer at an event. Common event mistakes to avoid.
August 18, 2023

9 Fundraising Event Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

We’ve seen a few common mistakes nonprofits make when planning their events that can negatively impact their results. To help ensure you’re not making those same missteps, we’re sharing the top nine mistakes we’ve noticed nonprofits make and the easy solutions to overcoming them.

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August 17, 2023

Kickstart Fall Fundraising

Crunchy, colorful leaves. Pumpkins. Football. Bonfires. Fall is in the air, and with it comes many opportunities to finish up this calendar year strong. Your fiscal goals are within reach. What is your nonprofit doing to creatively expand your audience and steward your donors with your fall fundraising?

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August 7, 2023

What’s New with GiveSmart?

You have fundraising goals, events to plan, and donor relationships to build. You don’t have…

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Level up your storytelling with GiveSmart
July 31, 2023

Level Up Your Storytelling

Effective storytelling is imperative to achieving success with your fundraising strategy; it creates deeper, genuine…

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July 28, 2023

The Countdown to #GivingTuesday is On! 

While #GivingTuesday and end-of-year appeals feel far away, the busiest time of the giving calendar…

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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