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May 19, 2021

30 Silent Auction Items That Don’t Cost A Dime

Collecting silent auction items for your next fundraiser takes a lot of consideration — you need to know where to begin, fight donor fatigue, and…

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February 7, 2023

Onsite Event Support: GiveSmart’s Smart Partners Program 

We are announcing our Smart Partners Program, our vetted, trusted partners that can help provide best-in-class, onsite support to our GiveSmart customers.

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February 1, 2023

GiveSmart Honored with 3 TrustRadius Best of Awards

Our leading fundraising and donor management solution wins Best Relationship, Best Value for Price, and…

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January 19, 2023

The Best Charity Golf Outing Games

Golf tournaments are a great way to raise money and give people a good time,…

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January 18, 2023

6 Questions to Ask If You’re Comparing GiveSmart and OneCause for Your Fundraising 

Since our founding in 2011, GiveSmart has helped tens of thousands of organizations— nonprofits, schools,…

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January 11, 2023

Why You Should Stop Using Spreadsheets to Track Donors

Nonprofits need to track several data types to run successful campaigns and fundraisers. From donor…

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January 6, 2023

How to Make a Donation in Someone’s Name

Is a friend’s birthday coming up and you’re not sure what to get them, or…

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December 28, 2022

Top Fun and Memorable Golf Tournament Themes

Golf tournaments are an excellent way to raise money for a good cause. People can…

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December 20, 2022

Why DonateStock?

November through December is known as the season of giving. To make this period a…

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December 15, 2022

“Jon Biedermann, Vice President of Fundraising Strategy, Community Brands: The role of cryptocurrency”

This interview originally appeared in Philanthropy News Digest on December 15, 2022. It features insights…

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December 15, 2022

Organizing a Toy Drive 

The holidays are a time of giving, with many people worldwide exchanging gifts with their…

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December 12, 2022

‘Tis the Season of Giving 

What Do You Think of When You Think of November and December?   Hot cocoa. Fuzzy…

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December 8, 2022

Giving Tuesday 2022 Results

Check out what wrapped and what’s playing next There is one day that lives rent-free…

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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