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Want to keep up with the fundraising industry, get some tips and ideas for your upcoming charity events, learn about nonprofit technology, and find out what's happening in the GiveSmart world? You can do that all by following the GiveSmart blog! Plus, if we say so ourselves, these posts are just plain entertaining!

How to Get Bigger Donations

Every donation matters. But still, wouldn't you grow your average donation size if you could? This post gets us started on doing just that.

The 8 Goals of Fundraising Video


Tips on Overcoming Fundraising Fatigue

As a writer, I sometimes go through this period commonly known as writer's block. It's part of the trade - that's why it gets its own name.

What Went on in December at GiveSmart


GiveSmart in 2017: A Look Back at the Year

Every month, we take a look back on what we have done over the past 30ish days. However, now that it's the end of the year, we thought it would be

Community Brands Adds Mobile Event Fundraising Technology to Power More Than 100,000 Association, Nonprofit and K-12 School Events

Acquisition of 501 Auctions and Gesture, with agreement in principle to acquire GiveSmart, strengthen Community Brands product portfolio with

GiveSmart in November: A Month of Thankfulness

It is time, once again, to step back and take a look at what GiveSmart has been up to in the past month. It was a good month too. And how could it

5 Tips for Throwing a Spectacular Silent Auction [Video]

Are you planning your silent auction? If so, then you are probably aware that there is a lot you need to do in order to make your event

The Spooky Things That Happened at GiveSmart in October

It was October, which means it was Halloween season, and we were super busy here at GiveSmart. What were we doing? You'll find out if you read

5 Scary Things That Could Happen at Your Fundraiser

It's that time of year again...where frights come out to haunt your every moment. Last year, I talked about the tricks or treats that you can use

100+ Ideas and Tips for #GivingTuesday 2017

This year, #GivingTuesday is on November 28 - and if you check your calendars, you'll probably notice that this date is right around the corner.

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