Why Choose GiveSmart over Bloomerang? 

 We do it all better: Fundraising, Events, and Donor CRM 



Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) Rating


Return on Investment Within the Year


$5.7 Billion Dollars Raised

GiveSmart is the built-to-grow fundraising and donor management solution that can do it all. When compared to Bloomerang, there are some key differences and comparisons that you should consider when deciding which solution will work best for your nonprofit, school, or association and your donors. 


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GiveSmart Features for Success 

Some of our highest impact, easy-to-use features are included in every GiveSmart plan with standard pricing. Plus, GiveSmart never charges transaction fees, unlike Bloomerang.  

Our simple, transparent plan options never require you to pay extra to try features and tools, giving you access to all you need for year-round fundraising success. With us, all your tools are streamlined; meaning you sign one contract, have one contact, and use one support team.

GiveSmart fundraising plans offer:  

  • Easy-to-manage auctions and mobile bidding 
  • Unlimited peer-to-peer campaigns 
  • Unlimited donation campaigns 
  • Text-to-give capabilities and templates 
  • Robust knowledge base 
  • In-kind gift management 
  • Volunteer tracking 
  • Best-in-class gamification  
  • Award-winning support that works nights and weekends 
  • Dozens of included integrations 

"This (GiveSmart) offers us the ability to do things so much differently than we ever did before. We knew that it would keep track of our donations, names, and e-mail addresses, and that it would help us with reporting. But the BEST thing about GiveSmart, for sure, is that we can fundraise all these creative ways.” 

– Alex C., Manager of Development at OTR Housing 

Best-in-Class Plans, Support, and Services

GiveSmart’s full suite of features doesn’t require multiple add-ons to support your mission and goals.

Our straightforward plans are designed with the modern nonprofit in mind, without the need, and cost, of constant à la carte add-ons. Bloomerang requires you to pay more to access payment processing, which is included in every single GiveSmart plan.
Our support team is available when you need them via phone, chat, and email, working those nights and weekends, too. Bloomerang requires you to pay when you need phone support, and they are not always open when you’re working.
Our Donor CRM offers an easy-to-use, donor-centered solution that moves your mission forward. Users get immediate access to advanced, elastic search capabilities, which make finding donors easy and efficient. With Bloomerang, you don’t get this option unless you pay even more.

Bloomerang’s price tag balloons quickly, and you still would not even have everything GiveSmart offers. Bloomerang doesn’t have auction fundraising, recurring giving, in-platform livestreaming, or support that works when you do.

Donor Centered

Your supporters deserve simple and convenient ways to get involved, and you and your team deserve the tools that allow your organization to do what you do best—wowing your donors and stewarding relationships.  

With GiveSmart, your donors can give from anywhere. Your fully customizable homepage makes it easy to share updates and information, keeping your supporters informed at a glance.  

Payment processing and donor-friendly digital wallets are included in every GiveSmart plan. With Bloomerang, you must purchase these features separately. 

During your galas, golf outings, and other campaigns, GiveSmart not only offers live Remote Technicians so you can spend quality time with your donors, but we also bring you onsite staffing via our Smart Partners program. At the end of the night, our self-checkout automates the payment and acknowledgment process, leaving more time for you to engage and connect with your supporters. 

After your campaigns are over, our robust platform reporting and modern Donor CRM supports your management of the backend from anywhere, too.  

GiveSmart is the donor centered choice that moves your mission forward. 


Let’s Compare GiveSmart and Bloomerang

Auction Fundraising
In-Platform LiveStreaming
Connected, supporter communications (text, e-mail, messaging)
CRM Platform *
Transparent, Fixed Fee Structure *
Volunteer Tracking
Unlimited Admins
Item Management
Payment Processing *
Phone Management *
Guest Management (seating management, custom questions, etc)
In-Kind Giving
Dedicated, Standalone Pages
Embeddable Forms
Honor/Tribute Gifts
Peer-to-Peer *
Supports Walks, Runs, or Rides
Digital Wallet (Apple Pay, Google Pay)
Recurring Giving
Host Unlimited Fundraisers*

*Available only via additional fees and/or add-ons