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4 Auction Items Guaranteed to Start a Bidding War

Wouldn’t it be nice to know which silent auction items are pretty much guaranteed to get bids? How about knowing which are likely to start a bidding war? We’ve got that info for you –…


GiveSmart Customers Thrived in 2021

By September 2021, our customers raised more than in all of 2020, with months to go. They inspired 5,965,571 donors to give.  The impact spans the globe with our customers supporting social services, healthcare, education, animal welfare, and…


GiveSmart’s 2022 Annual Fundraising Calendar

Important Dates with Strategies to Steward Donors The 2022 GiveSmart Annual Fundraising Calendar delivers the major holidays, recognized awareness moments, days of giving and connection, and fun days (mostly food-based) worth celebrating. Fillout the form…

Holidays, Anniversaries, Awareness Days, or National Donut Day

Explore more opportunities to elevate your fundraising! Maintaining strong donor relationships often includes giving your donors more opportunities to support your mission in diverse, impactful, and fun ways. Increase your annual fundraising by including giving…

Be Prepared: Planning Your Backup Strategies

Feel confident in your plans – no matter if their virtual, hybrid, or in-person  Since March of 2020, your organization has planned, pivoted, strategized, and is likely adapting again. One of the most important lessons you carry with you is that having a virtual component to…

Your Route to Success Fundraising Guide

Resources to help you get to your goals. In this guide, you’ll find a suitcase full of resources that show that no matter if you turn left or right, take the expressway or the road less…

Stronger Together: The GiveSmart Teams Set You Up for Success in Every Scenario

GiveSmart’s technology is full of its own superpowers. When the world crashed around us, and we all felt like we needed to be superheroes to keep going, the Givesmart platform only got stronger. Over a…

Alternatives to Golf Fundraising: Bring the FUN to Outdoor Fundraising

Cross your fundraising finish line with these alternatives to golf fundraisers!

YUMMY! Involving Food in your Fundraising

There are so many fun ways you can make your fundraisers all about the food and drink. Your donors and volunteers are ready to gather and celebrate together again. Give them something to remember.

2018 fundraising trends

GiveSmart Mobile Bidding Guide

Your complete guide to using mobile bidding to enhance your events and engage your guests like never before. Tips, templates and more to help you get started. Any questions, just ask!

New York City Corporate Donation Guide

This is the New York City Corporate Donation Guide. We have included local companies and organizations across the city that support local organizations.

Midwest Corporate Donation Guide

This Guide will provide you access to companies, businesses, and organizations that make in-kind donations, direct donations, and offer sponsorships to nonprofit and charity organizations in the Midwest.


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