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How to Pick a Venue for Your Charity Event

By Ashley Shaw March 30, 2017

The venue you use for your charity event is important. It says a lot about you and what your..

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

By Ashley Shaw March 28, 2017

This month, I've been reading a lot of great posts from around the globe, all on the theme of..

5 Best Practices for Hosting an Online Auction [Infographic]

By Ashley Shaw March 23, 2017

Are you having an online auction anytime soon? Then you may want to make sure that you are..

March Madness: What Basketball Teaches About Fundraising Technology

By Ashley Shaw March 16, 2017

It’s March. And that means it is March Madness. And as we kick off the greatest time of the NCAA..

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

By Ashley Shaw March 14, 2017

Hello again, everybody! It’s time to conclude our three part series on the volunteers at your..

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

By Ashley Shaw March 2, 2017

On Tuesday, Trump did an unofficial State of the Union (unofficial since he’s new and, thus,..

Fundraising Posts from February You'll Love

By Ashley Shaw February 28, 2017

February is the month of love, and that’s why this month’s roundup features all the greatest..

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

By Ashley Shaw February 23, 2017

In case you haven’t seen advertisements everywhere for the last who knows how long, the Oscars..

15 Animal-Themed Fundraising Ideas

By Ashley Shaw February 21, 2017

If you are planning a fundraiser for your animal shelter, then you may be trying to come up with..

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