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October 25, 2021

Nonprofits and foundations raise $4 billion through GiveSmart

Today we announce a new milestone of $4 billion raised by nonprofits and foundations on our fundraising platform.  “Today we celebrate the hard work and dedication of tens of thousands of hard-working nonprofit…

Recent posts


August 12, 2021

Empower your peer-to-peer donors and fundraisers

Peer-to-peer fundraising is expected to rebound in 2021. This type of giving, supporting an organization via an individual, as…

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August 10, 2021

Empower your annual event donors

While event-based fundraising was a scramble in 2020, nonprofits that had the technology to support virtual and hybrid events, saw in many cases, increased…

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August 3, 2021

Tracks to Reopening: Self-checkout and contactless item redemption

With hybrid and in person events returning, how are you going to make check-out and auction item…

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July 30, 2021

Giving USA 2021 report highlights record $471.44 billion to U.S. charities in 2020

The Giving USA 2021: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2020, released in…

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July 27, 2021

Hybrid fundraisers and how to run them

Hybrid fundraisers are not a new concept but considering the pandemic, they are becoming increasingly popular due to their flexibility and inclusivity.  

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Fundraising communication, promotion, and timeline
July 26, 2021

Fundraising communication, promotion, and timeline

By generating awareness and connecting with your donors, you can ensure strong attendance at your…

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July 25, 2021

Fundraising event homepage design tips

You have your next fundraising campaign set and ready to go. How can you make…

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July 24, 2021

“Donors Are Giving: Strategic Tips On Securing Those Funds For Your Mission”

This post and image originally appeared on Customer Think on July 23, 2021. It was written…

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Event registration, ticketing, and item solicitation for virtual and hybrid fundraisers
July 23, 2021

Event registration, ticketing, and item solicitation for virtual and hybrid fundraisers

Technology — including mobile devices, social media, and tech-based fundraising platforms — has come a…

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July 22, 2021

How to increase recurring donations for nonprofits

Many nonprofit organizations succeed at getting donors to contribute to their causes — the first…

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July 22, 2021

Best practices for collecting campaign and donor data

Whether you’re running a campaign independently or through your nonprofit, its success depends on a…

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July 21, 2021

“Golf And Cash – Great Four-Letter Words”

This post and image originally appeared in The Nonprofit Times on July 20, 2021. It…

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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