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Ashley Shaw

I'm Ashley. I do the marketing here at GiveSmart. And my personal charities of choice help kids, improve literacy, and promote prison reform.
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Recent Posts

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

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