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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 method. From philanthropic events to community projects, this charity drive…

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August 15, 2019

6 Tips for Texting Your Donors

Tips on how to utilize text messaging during your fundraising event to increase donations.

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corporate sponsorship
August 8, 2019

Q & A: Acquiring Corporate Sponsors

On July 16, 2019, GiveSmart hosted a webinar, ‘That’s So Corporate: Acquiring New Sponsors’. We had so many questions, so little time! Here are our answers:

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fundraising auction
August 8, 2019

Maximizing the ROI of Fundraising Auctions

Most nonprofits will plan one or two big events in a year, which puts the pressure on to maximize the ROI of fundraising auctions. Organizations need to find a multitude of ways to increase revenue streams to avoid leaving any money on the table. The following are some tips to help development teams create financially successful events and improve existing fundraising auctions.

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August 6, 2019

Madison and Milwaukee Corporate Donor Guide

As the state’s capital and state’s largest city, respectively, Madison and Milwaukee house the vast majority of Wisconsin’s…

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August 6, 2019

The Biggest Event Sponsorship Mistakes

Fundraising events only come together when a lot of moving parts work smoothly in sync….

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August 6, 2019

How to Manage Your Donor Database

Charitable giving is on the rise. In 2021, people gave more than $484 billion to nonprofits, a 4%…

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August 2, 2019

Phoenix, AZ: Corporate Philanthropic Guide

Phoenix, Arizona, is a city known for its arid weather, warm temperatures, sprawling cacti and…

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donor data
July 31, 2019

The 4 Most Effective Donor Data Management Techniques

Managing donor data can be a laborious and time-consuming project. Follow these data management techniques to collect, organize, and use your data in a way that benefits all of your donor relationships and guarantees more effective fundraising campaigns.

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July 26, 2019

How to leverage your nonprofit board’s donor network

Every nonprofit dreams of having more donors. There’s always more to strive for, and there…

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fundraising marathon
July 23, 2019

Running (and winning) the marathon of nonprofit fundraising

Securing donations for a nonprofit organization often feels like a race against time. It can…

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July 11, 2019

Developing good fundraising habits

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, GiveSmart hosted the first ‘Brooklyn Brainstorm’ at our office in New York City. We brought together members of New York’s nonprofit community to discuss ways to engage donors all year long. 

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nonprofit sustainability
June 13, 2019

Achieving nonprofit sustainability – financially

Achieving sustainability can be a difficult, yet important, topic to address for nonprofits. Today’s uncertain economy leads to unpredictable federal and state funding, making established channels of funding even more critical.  

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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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Hope Chest for Breast Cancer

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Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County