The University of Notre Dame: Reunion

We really love how we can customize the user experience and then hit go. [GiveSmart] takes care of it.”

Patrick Borders, Marketing Specialist 



Striving for the best characterizes a top-tier university and its students and faculty. The University of Notre Dame held an annual alumni reunion dinner to collect donations, and it wanted to strive for more donations, more donors, and more engagement. 


Finding a service that offers online fundraising services can be daunting, but this university decisively chose [GiveSmart]. A text-to-give campaign was set up and a subscription campaign that text messaged daily prayers to subscribers. GiveSmart created forms (social media, email, text, and more) separately to make data tracking available for each resource. The event was set and ready for success after Notre Dame worked with [GiveSmart’s] dedicated support team. 


The campaign was a great success as the university significantly increased donations and engaged its alumni donor base. This university was able to capture 844 subscribers for its alumni association. They enjoyed the services so much that they soon began setting up crowdfunding and subscription campaigns to engage students, one of which became the Notre Dame Streak campaign that raised $21,981, more than double its goal of $10,000. 

Smiling African American woman using digital tablet.

The University of Notre Dame is a Catholic academic community of higher learning prides itself on being an environment of teaching and learning that fosters the development in its students of those disciplined habits of mind, body, and spirit that characterize educated, skilled, and free human beings. 

GiveSmart is a fundraising and donor management system that enables organizations to accelerate fundraising through configurable, mobile-friendly campaigns, peer-to-peer giving, auction and event management, simple tracking, and secure payment processing. 

Our mission is to help nonprofits and organizations reach their fundraising goals while creating an engaging, exciting, and easy giving experience for their donors. All. Year. Round. Click here to get started with GiveSmart. 

Sydney,Australia - August 24,2014: Competitors in the 'Color Run' fun run in Centennial Park. Runners are doused in coloured powder, bubbles and water as they run the 5K course.

Disclaimer: This case study originally featured a nonprofit that used MobileCause. MobileCause is now fully integrated into the GiveSmart platform. All mentions have been edited to reflect the new naming conventions.  

 The legacy feature set, staff assistance, and training continue to support thousands of nonprofits in raising billions of dollars. We invite you to check out GiveSmart Fundraise, Events, and Donor CRM today.