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When Should You Host Your Annual Fundraiser? [Infographic]

By Ashley Shaw December 9, 2016

A common question fundraisers have to ask themselves is, "When should we host the annual..

Don't Thank Me, Thank My Donors! A Curated List on Donor Appreciation

By Ashley Shaw November 23, 2016

This is the time of year where we stop to smell the roses…and remind ourselves of all that we..

How to Use Novel Writing Tips for Better Fundraising Storytelling

By Ashley Shaw November 18, 2016

Once upon a time, a beautiful princess (or a handsome prince, take your pick) was planning on..

What Can Political Fundraisers Teach You About Nonprofit Fundraising?

By Ashley Shaw November 10, 2016

The election is over, and I am sure you can’t wait until you don’t have to hear about it..

11 Things Your Fundraising Needs [Infographic]

By Ashley Shaw November 3, 2016

Fundraising. Everybody does it, but not everybody does it right. There are over 1 million..

14 Tricks or Treats to Make Your Fundraising Event Amazing

By Ashley Shaw October 27, 2016

Planning a fundraising event can be scary. Things pop up unexpectedly. You never know what is..

GiveSmart Powers Star-Studded Gala to Record Donations for Charity

By Ashley Shaw June 26, 2015

Mobile Bidding Platform Helps Live Auction Raise $4.4 million for Keep Memory Alive

Why Charity Fundraisers in Los Angeles Should Use Mobile Bidding

By Ashley Shaw June 19, 2015

In the city where the stars and Pacific Ocean meet, charity fundraisers are how many Los Angeles..

How to Run a Successful Silent Auction

By Ashley Shaw June 17, 2015

Silent auctions have more power than many might think. Non-profit organizations looking to raise..

How Mobile Bidding Changes Guest Registration at Charity Auctions

By Ashley Shaw June 12, 2015

First impressions are everything - especially at a fundraising event where your guests are poised..

How Mobile Bidding Will Transform Your Next Nonprofit Fundraiser

By Ashley Shaw June 11, 2015

Gone are the days where pen and paper rule the auction world. In the 21st century, mobile bidding..

Donors Guide To Tax Breaks

By Ashley Shaw June 5, 2015

The feeling of giving back to your community is a rewarding opportunity that many people don’t..

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