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Creating a bright, new future

How Pace Center for Girls found success in a few short months with virtual fundraising   In June 2020, Pace Center for Girls adopted GiveSmart as their fundraising management tool in response to needing a digital fundraising solution…

Strengthening your mission through modern fundraising

How having robust, varied solutions supported HOI’s success now and growth in the future  Honduras Outreach, Inc. (HOI) works to improve the quality of life of the people in Honduras. They had a real need to both stabilize…

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…

Getting on the Route to Fundraising Success

No matter your chosen route, GiveSmart is here to support you and your team. Travel down the road of fundraising success with us in this month’s webinar, in which we will cover topics including: What…

Alternatives to Golf Fundraising: Bring the FUN to Outdoor Fundraising

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

Preparing for contactless check-in and seamless donor experiences

Most events “ no matter if they are golf outings, awards dinners, or galas –  have limited time outside of the program. Why would you make your guests stand in line and waste some of…

Donor Segmentation: Defining the Segments and Strategies for Communication

What would it mean for your mission if you could retain more donors and increase their engagement?   According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, the overall donor retention rate is about 43%. Imagine what it could…

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.

Out in the Wild: Fundraising Campaigns in the Outdoors

Summer is so, so close! That means concerts, picnics, in-person 5ks, and regular golf games are back. As the weather warms up, and people have more flexibility to gather in groups outside, it is important…

Ultimate Silent Auction Study

This Ultimate Silent Auction Study looks at auction data on a national scale and by region. The study points to why some silent auction items perform better than others and how this data can improve your next charity auction.

Building The Plane: Virtual and Hybrid Campaigns in 2021

You don’t have to build the plane while flying it.  Last year left many nonprofits scrambling to adapt to a virtual, socially distanced world. As things continue to open up, hybrid fundraising campaigns are trending….


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