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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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mobile bidding
September 4, 2018

Why mobile bidding is an improvement, not a distraction

Many organizations considering the transition to mobile bidding from paper bidding ask us if fundraising…

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millennial donors
September 2, 2018

Attracting and Retaining Millennials as Donors and Volunteers

To grow your organization, you need to focus on attracting and retaining younger constituents. Many…

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New to Nonprofits? Read this first! Kelsey Woodworth August 5, 2018
August 5, 2018

New to Nonprofits? Read this first!

Business is business, but anyone working in the nonprofit space will tell you that it’s…

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How to Create and Use Donor Personas
January 17, 2017

How to Create and Use Donor Personas

In marketing, you are always being reminded to create a buyer persona to figure out…

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Know Your Donors: Studies Say Who Donates the Most
January 10, 2017

Know Your Donors: Studies Say Who Donates the Most

So, you plan this big charity event, and you plan everything down to the last…

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July 28, 2015

United Way’s #LAFAYETTESTRONG Response to the Tragic Event in Louisiana

Memorial Fundraising Ideas United Way of Acadiana is dedicated to creating lasting change by focusing on…

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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.

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The Rotary Club of South Whidbey Island

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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.

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Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County