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5 Reasons People Donate [An Infographic]

You depend in large part on donations. But how do you get potential or former donors to give to your cause? I believe that, in order to figure out

GiveSmart in September: A Look at What We've Been Doing

It's that time again: time to see what we here at GiveSmart Headquarters has been up to since the last time we gave you an update. It's been

September's Curated Fundraising List

September has been a crazy month, and it has included a lot of great reading. I feel like I have learned a lot about fundraising this month, and I

11 Ways to Determine What Type of Fundraiser to Have

A while ago, I talked about different types of fundraisers you could throw. But how do you decide which of those many different options is right

School Fundraising in August's Curated List

It's August! Well, for like a few more hours anyway. And that means school and that means school fundraisers and that means I've been reading a

5 Tips on Choosing an Auctioneer at Your Live Auction

Isn't it fun to watch a live auctioneer?

Well, not always. In reality, it depends on who you have running that thing. A good auctioneer (or

10 Tips to Help with School Fundraising [Video]

It's that time of year: kids are going back to school - and that means it's time for another year of school fundraising! I bet you are super

Summer in the City: What Happened at GiveSmart in July?

Here at the GiveSmart headquarters, we had a lot of fun in July! From contests to cook-outs from baseball to the Boy Scouts, let's take a look at

Christmas in July's Curated List: Tis the Season of Giving

It's that time again: no, not actually Christmas. Nope, I mean it is the time of month where I share with you all my favorite reads from this last

6 Questions Determine if Mobile Bidding Is Right for a Charity Event

You've probably heard a lot about mobile bidding. And it sounds really cool. Right?

But there are a lot of cool things in this world that just

11 Fundraising Metrics You Should Know [Infographic]

There are a ton of metrics you could be watching for your fundraiser - like growth rate and average gift size. While what metrics you are using is

Summer of Fundraising Change: June's Curated List

It's officially summer, and it's time to reveal those fabulous swimsuit bodies that you've been working on and approving all winter/spring long.