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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

Spring Cleaning: 6 Nonprofit Fundraising Ideas to Start Fresh

Yesterday was the first day of spring. Spring represents starting a new. It’s the beginning again. Animals come out of hiding. You can put away

March Madness: What Basketball Teaches About Fundraising Technology

It’s March. And that means it is March Madness. And as we kick off the greatest time of the NCAA basketball year, let’s figure out how we can

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

Hello again, everybody! It’s time to conclude our three part series on the volunteers at your charity event. Today we will be talking about

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

On Tuesday, we talked about how to get volunteers to help at your charity event. But, as promised, that wasn’t the only volunteer-related topic

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

Did you know that over 60 million people across the country volunteered in 2015But how do you get some of those 60 million volunteers to help at

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

On Tuesday, Trump did an unofficial State of the Union (unofficial since he’s new and, thus, can’t “authoritatively describe the state of the

Fundraising Posts from February You'll Love

February is the month of love, and that’s why this month’s roundup features all the greatest posts we could find on loving donors and

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

In case you haven’t seen advertisements everywhere for the last who knows how long, the Oscars are on Sunday! It’s that time when we get to see

15 Animal-Themed Fundraising Ideas

If you are planning a fundraiser for your animal shelter, then you may be trying to come up with some animal-themed fundraising ideas so that you

How to Create a Fundraising Website That Works

A good fundraising page can do wonders for your fundraiser. In marketing terms, a good website should act as an extra salesperson who happens to

Online Technology and Fundraising: A Love Story

Happy Valentines Day, Everybody! In honor of this most romantic holiday, I am going to tell you guys a very romantic love story: The Marriage of

Win $500 in Credit to Spend on Auction Items

We have talked a lot lately about auction items and experiences - most notably in my list with over 150 ideas for auction items. But this is your