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Ashley Shaw

10 Tips to Help with School Fundraising [Video]

By Ashley Shaw August 10, 2017

It's that time of year: kids are going back to school - and that means it's time for another..

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

By Ashley Shaw August 3, 2017

Here at the GiveSmart headquarters, we had a lot of fun in July! Let's take a look at just some..

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

By Ashley Shaw July 27, 2017

It's that time again: no, not actually Christmas. Nope, I mean it is the time of month where I..

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

By Ashley Shaw July 20, 2017

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

11 Fundraising Metrics You Should Know [Infographic]

By Ashley Shaw July 13, 2017

There are a ton of metrics you could be watching for your fundraiser. But here are 11 that are..

Summer of Fundraising Change: June's Curated List

By Ashley Shaw June 27, 2017

It's officially summer, and it's time to reveal those fabulous swimsuit bodies that you've been..

Charitable Donation Statistics from 2016 [Infographic]

By Ashley Shaw June 22, 2017

I've done a few infographics in the past about giving statistics in the US. But, guess what?..

The World of GiveSmart in May

By Ashley Shaw June 6, 2017

It is that time again: time to look back on what happened at GiveSmart last month. As always,..

May Your Fundraising Be Successful: May's Curated List

By Ashley Shaw May 30, 2017

According to one of Merriam-Webster's definitions, the word may is sometimes used to "express a..

Hindsight Is 20/20: 11 Things to Review at the End of Your Charity Event

By Ashley Shaw May 23, 2017


Whether you throw an event that surpassed your expectations or one that didn't go at all like..

Why You Need a Fundraising Video (And How to Make One) [Infographic]

By Ashley Shaw May 18, 2017

Does your organization have a great online video that is really selling your cause and the..

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