The Smart Choice!
May 27, 2021

The Smart Choice!

Kristin Culp | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with GiveSmart

We use GiveSmart to support various types of fundraising activities, including galas, auctions, Day of Giving and special projects. It is only used within the Development Office. However, the data analyses that come from the reports it produces are shared with the school's leadership team for planning purposes. It also assists us in expanding our prospect database.
  • Extremely user-friendly. We get compliments from users/attendees.
  • An amazing assortment of reports are generated in real time, and the reports can be exported to Excel.
  • Setting up an event is very intuitive. But if you need help, the customer support is amazing, including live and taped webinars, videos, and quick personal responses from customer service staff.
  • The ability to send messages to events users (attendees) by email or text is very helpful.
  • We have exceeded our fundraising goals in every event where we have used GiveSmart.
  • I have recommended GiveSmart to many of my nonprofit colleagues.
  • I would like to have an assigned liaison who would be my primary contact.
  • We have exceeded our fundraising goal on each of our GiveSmart events.
  • GiveSmart has greatly increased our event efficiency.
  • The reports generated have been very helpful in planning subsequent events.
We used Qtego for our gala auction for two years but then looked for options because it was difficult to use and did not have nearly the reporting capabilities we wanted. GiveSmart is so much easier for both the organization and our attendees, and gives us a wealth of data reports. The cost was comparable, but GiveSmart benefits are much more extensive.
I was very nervous when I started the set-up process, but after watching a few of the videos, I became genuinely excited, and confident I could do this. Most of it I have been able to do intuitively, but the customer support for questions is outstanding.
There are several types of support to choose from: live and recorded webinars, videos, written instructions, and prompt, courteous personal chats. Don't worry about having to figure out anything on your own; they have your back!
It allows us to carry our brand throughout the platform so that our messaging is consistent.
It is very helpful in tracking donations, ticket sales, item donations and payments. If you can used a spreadsheet like Excel, you will have no problems getting set up with GiveSmart. I am not tech-savvy enough to use all of its features, but it is well-worth our investment.