GiveSmart

GiveSmart

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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Making$$$

8 out of 10
June 05, 2021
We use GiveSmart for our Annual Fundraising Event Hats & Heels. We utilize the Registration, Auction, Instant Sales and Donation …
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User Friendly

10 out of 10
June 05, 2021
GiveSmart is used as a fund raising tool for our annual gala.
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GiveSmart makes me feel SMART!

10 out of 10
June 03, 2021
We are using it to fundraise for our political organization. We plan to have a marque event every year. It's used by a handful of people …
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Happy with GiveSmart

8 out of 10
June 03, 2021
We use it for Events like our Galas. We use it for ticketing, for Silent and Live Auctions, some messaging, and for donor information for …
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What is GiveSmart?

GiveSmart, a Community Brands company, offers a full-service event management platform supporting event website, event registration, attendee tracking, donor management and data insights, and full customer service for entities wishing to raise funds via an auction or charity event. The platform also…

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Product Details

What is GiveSmart?

GiveSmart is an online fundraising and donor management platform designed to elevate fundraisers. From mobile-friendly silent auctions to dynamic peer-to-peer events and guest management to donor engagement, the solution helps to turn mission into something that moves donors.

The vendor states that their software has helped thousands of nonprofits raise $5.3+ billion. The full GiveSmart suite of solutions and expert support helps exceed fundraising, event, and donor management goals, and helps users focus resources and make an impact all year round.

GiveSmart Features

  • Supported: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
  • Supported: Recurring Giving
  • Supported: Events with Fundraising
  • Supported: Live/Silent Auctions
  • Supported: Campaign Management
  • Supported: Event Ticketing
  • Supported: Table Management
  • Supported: Text Message Notifications
  • Supported: Donor Management
  • Supported: Payment Processing
  • Supported: Online Giving
  • Supported: Online Donations
  • Supported: Text-to-Donate
  • Supported: Event Registration
  • Supported: Auction and Event Management

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GiveSmart Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesCanada, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

GiveSmart, a Community Brands company, offers a full-service event management platform supporting event website, event registration, attendee tracking, donor management and data insights, and full customer service for entities wishing to raise funds via an auction or charity event. The platform also integrates technology from Community Brands brand Gesture to provide a comprehensive suite of services. GiveSmart replaces the former 501 Auctions, a platform to support charity auctions, mobile bidding, and general event management with automation for nonprofit fundraising.

OneCause, Greater Giving, and Eventbrite are common alternatives for GiveSmart.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 9.1.

The most common users of GiveSmart are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Non-profit Organization Management industry.
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Reviews

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Angie Pometto | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use GiveSmart to seek out donations from attendees at one of our biggest events of the year. The event is funding entirely from donations from participants (80%) and corporate sponsors (20%). Without GiveSmart, it would much more challenging to meet our annual goals and be able to continue offering the event.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use GiveSmart for our silent auction at our largest event of the year, the Annual Gala. This has helped save time with the auction setup and checkout. We now also use it at our Golf Tournament. It helps with saving time by selling raffle tickets.
Score 9 out of 10
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Our organization is nonprofit and we use GiveSmart software for the auction fundraising at our annual Gala event. GiveSmart handles the mobile bidding (silent/live auctions, raffle, wine pull, etc), check in and check out, and paddle raises/fund a need at our event. This software has replaced our need for bid sheets and additional staff at registration and has taken away A LOT of the stress of having to manage these functions on our own. Their support staff is very helpful in helping set up your campaign and in running reports post-event.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use GiveSmart for live auction, silent auctions, and mission appeals at our golf tournament and galas. At this year's gala, we tried to centralize all of our revenue on the GiveSmart site, so that our guests could access all our content and merchandise on the sidebar of the presentation stream. Since we utilize it exclusively for fundraising, the development team is much more familiar with GiveSmart than the programs team and executives. It makes giving more accessible and helps capture more of the interest in our silent auction items.
June 05, 2021

Making$$$

Score 8 out of 10
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We use GiveSmart for our Annual Fundraising Event Hats & Heels. We utilize the Registration, Auction, Instant Sales and Donation functions.
Score 10 out of 10
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Our organization used The GiveSmart platform in our annual fundraising efforts. We have used them to help host our annual gala— hybrid (online and live), for a couple of years, and strictly online during COVID-19. It is used primarily by 3 or 4 of us to run our silent auction during the event. It also helps with communication during the event. Using GS has created ease in auction bookkeeping, payments, and generating post-event thank you/tax letters.
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using it to fundraise for our political organization. We plan to have a marque event every year. It's used by a handful of people in my organization. Since Covid became an issue with in-person fundraising we decided to move to a virtual platform. It was very successful for our first attempt.
Cindy Paullin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use GiveSmart to facilitate a major fundraising event and a few additional campaigns throughout the year. GiveSmart is robust in features and allows us to handle ticketing, auction and instant purchase items, and marketing and communication needs.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use it for Events like our Galas. We use it for ticketing, for Silent and Live Auctions, some messaging, and for donor information for these events. Another organization was doing a fundraiser totally for us and we were able to set up an online auction for that event as well.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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We use it to build our event sales, auctions, and financial needs. We use it for ticket sales, auction items, messaging during events, and event records. It is used by several of the employees across the organization. It addresses the need to have all components in our events in one customizable software program and enables us to keep financial and other records separate.
Score 8 out of 10
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Whole organization - we use it for multiple events, auctions, ticketed and non-ticketed events, golf tournaments, etc. It very user-friendly and solves a lot of our problems and makes auctions very easy to manage and participate in.
Score 10 out of 10
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GiveSmart is an essential event management system we utilize with multiple events. It has integrated flawlessly into our virtual and now hybrid events in a way that allowed our organization to capture donor dollars from a distance. The platform is intuitive and can be customized to meet the needs of each event. The registration and checkout process is easily taught to volunteers. The system is user-friendly from ticket purchase, online bidding, and donation administration it is a must-have for non-profit organizations!
Score 8 out of 10
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Nordson used the GiveSmart platform for our annual employee giving campaign. We had to quickly switch from in-person events to online due to COVID-19. Multiple locations within the United States used the site to hold events and online auctions. This product was used by our production and office employees to raise funds for our communities.
Score 10 out of 10
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We started to use GiveSmart last year primarily as a silent auction platform for an event that we switch from in-person to virtual, but going forward we will begin using the platform's full capabilities. It has been very useful for contactless uses in the time of Covid to make all participants feel safe.
Score 10 out of 10
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Our non-profit utilizes GiveSmart for smaller fundraising opportunities throughout the year, along with our major giving event that includes a silent auction and ticketing. It allows attendees and donors to manage their experience through a mobile device and easily participate in the giving experience. The reporting helps me, from a development experience, recap the donation and silent auction successes, as well as determine attendees for events compared to actual sales.
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