A fundraising software offering comprehensive event management and donor engagement solutions.

Product Overview

GiveSmart is a fundraising software that integrates ticket sales, auction management, and general donations into one cohesive platform. Its mobile bidding system enhances guest interaction, allowing for greater fundraising opportunities. The platform’s emphasis on visual appeal and customization makes it a valuable tool for non-profits aiming to create engaging and successful fundraising events.


  • Multiple payment processing integrations
  • Reporting includes Google Analytics
  • Live-event video streaming


  • Learning curve to master
  • Occasional glitches with donation item entries and photo uploads
  • Some limitations in display customization

Target Market

Non-profit organizations of varying sizes, from small entities with fewer than 50 employees to larger institutions with up to 1,000 employees.

About GiveSmart

GiveSmart by CommunityBrands is an industry-leading fundraising software. Use this cloud-based platform to engage donors seamlessly from anywhere with this built-to-grow solution.

From events to donation campaigns, GiveSmart is the donor-centered, user-friendly solution for nonprofits and schools. Inspire volunteers with dynamic peer-to-peer fundraising, voting competitions, and sponsorship activation, then engage them with a seamless giving experience.

By incorporating mobile bidding and text-to-donate, GiveSmart instantly makes fundraisers more interactive and exciting. Assign seats, automate reports, distribute bidder numbers, and offer contactless check-in to enhance guests’ experiences.


GiveSmart offers flexible, customizable features to support online fundraising all year round.

Mobile Bidding and Auctions

  • Item management
  • Self-checkout
  • Auction leaderboard display
  • Item procurement
  • Celebrate leading bids
  • Smart item packaging
  • Buy it now
  • Silent or live auction
  • Max bid
  • Look and feel
  • Outbid notifications
  • No bid item reminders
  • Bid from any device
  • Preview items
  • Premier Items

Ticketing and Seating Management

  • Seating and group management
  • Sign-up parties
  • Tax receipts and thank you letters
  • Contactless check-in
  • Pass on the fees
  • Add sponsorships and tables with custom fields
  • Guest communication

Online Fundraising

  • Donation campaigns and annual appeals
  • Mobile responsive sites
  • Embeddable donation forms
  • Unlimited campaigns
  • Custom Form Fields

Virtual and Hybrid Fundraising

  • Backstage
  • Livestream
  • Chat
  • Donor recognition
  • One-Screen experience
  • Proxy bidding
  • Sign-up parties
  • Exclusive items
  • Text-to-donate

Growth Fundraising

  • Games of chance
  • Fixed price items and merchandise
  • Raffles and games of chance
  • Voting
  • Recurring giving

Campaign and Event Management

  • Customizable event site
  • Text message communication
  • Event Registration
  • Design Center for custom donation pages
  • Live donation displays
  • Sponsor recognition
  • Live event-day support
  • Help Center
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • Paddle raise
  • E-mail Communication

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

  • Social media sharing
  • Voting
  • Customizable, on-brand fundraising pages
  • Easy sign-up
  • Enhanced dashboard and reporting

Data and Integrations

  • Enhanced dashboard and reporting
  • Pass on the fees
  • Google Analytics
  • Secure payment processing

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User Reviews of GiveSmart

Submitted on January 17th, 2022 by Caitlin W.

We’ve started learning who these donors are…and thanking them. It’s opened our eyes to a whole new set of donors that we didn’t really know existed prior. With GiveSmart it is so much easier. It’s made us so much more aware of our donors and trends.

Submitted on January 17th, 2022 by Brady Koch

We’re a fully virtual story, but we’re really really really excited about continuing to use the [GiveSMart] platform for hybrid events and in-person events. We know the system can do it, and we’ve got the confidence that the system will be able to adapt. We’ll be able to replace all of the stuff we’ve done in the past with a system that we really have a lot of confidence in. What’s next is really exciting for us.

Submitted on January 17th, 2022 by Becky R.

The integrations and reporting give me more time to not be in the data and to build the relationships with the people I need to be building relationships with… Without the relationships, we aren’t going to have any donations to enter.