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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 Be More Transparent in Your Fundraising

10 Fundraising Technology Definitions [Infographic]

How to Get Bigger Donations

The 8 Goals of Fundraising Video

Tips on Overcoming Fundraising Fatigue

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

5 Tips for Throwing a Spectacular Silent Auction [Video]

5 Scary Things That Could Happen at Your Fundraiser

100+ Ideas and Tips for #GivingTuesday

5 Reasons People Donate [An Infographic]

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

September's Curated Fundraising List

11 Ways to Determine What Type of Fundraiser to Have

School Fundraising in August's Curated List

5 Tips on Choosing an Auctioneer at Your Live Auction

10 Tips to Help with School Fundraising [Video]

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

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

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

11 Fundraising Metrics You Should Know [Infographic]

Summer of Fundraising Change: June's Curated List

Support the Boy Scouts in Joel's Name

Charitable Donation Statistics from 2016 [Infographic]

In Loving Memory of Joel MarĂ­n: 1984-2017...

What's Going On: The World of GiveSmart in May

May Your Fundraising Be Successful: May's Curated List

Why You Need a Fundraising Video: Part 2 (with a Video)

Hindsight Is 20/20: 11 Things to Review After Your Charity Event

Why You Need a Fundraising Video [Infographic]

Creating a Media Kit for Your Charity Event

GiveSmart and April: What a Busy Month!

Great Fundraising Events: From Experience to Transformation

April Showers Brings My Curated Fundraising List

10 Really Unique Silent Auction Package Ideas

What Is Mobile Bidding, Anyway?

How to Throw a Fundraiser on a Budget

10 Types of Fundraisers You Could Be Having [Infographic]

And...We Have a Winner for the GiveSmart Picture Contest!

How to Pick a Venue for Your Charity Event

Spring, March Madness, and a Pot of Gold: Fundraising Posts from March

5 Best Practices for Hosting an Online Auction [Infographic]

Spring Cleaning: 6 Nonprofit Fundraising Ideas to Start Fresh

March Madness: What Basketball Teaches About Fundraising Technology

Volunteers at Your Charity Event, P3: Keep Them Coming Back

Volunteers at Your Charity Event, P2: Select, Train, Manage

Volunteers at Your Charity Event, Part 1: How to Attract Volunteers

GiveSmart's New Office...and Other GiveSmart News

Fundraising Posts from February You'll Love

Host the Oscars of Charity Events: Get Stars to Your Fundraiser

15 Animal-Themed Fundraising Ideas

How to Create a Fundraising Website That Works

Online Technology and Fundraising: A Love Story

Win $500 in Credit to Spend on Auction Items

Where Are Donors Donating? [Infographic]

How to Turn Bidders Into Donors

A Curated List of 2017 Resolutions for Fundraising and More

Online Auctions: Are They Really Worth Your Time?

Silent Auction Ideas Part 2: Tips on Running a Silent Auction

Silent Auction Ideas Part 1: 150 Items You Could Have

How to Create and Use Donor Personas

8 Goals You Should Be Setting Before Your Charity Event

Know Your Donors: Studies Say Who Donates the Most [Infographic]

When Should You Host Your Annual Fundraiser? [Infographic]

Don't Thank Me, Thank My Donors: List on Donor Appreciation

How to Use Novel Writing Tips for Better Fundraising Storytelling

What Can Political Fundraisers Teach You About Fundraising?

11 Things Your Fundraising Needs [Infographic]

14 Tricks or Treats to Make Your Fundraising Event Amazing

How to Run a Successful Silent Auction

How Mobile Bidding Changes Guest Registration at Charity Auctions

How Mobile Bidding Will Transform Your Next Nonprofit Fundraiser

Donors Guide To Tax Breaks

Ways to Maximize Donations For Your Non-Profit

Creating a Successful Charity Event Website

Promote What You Love: Keys to Making Your Charity Event a Success

Bidding At Your Fingertips

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