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Giving Tuesday 2021 Ideas To Give

Giving Tuesday 2021 is right around the corner, and Givsum is ready to give you and your charitable organization great ideas. What is Giving Tuesday, you may ask? According to the organization's site, Giving Tuesday is "is a global generosity movement unleashing the...

Case Study: How Oceana Kept Their New York Gala Afloat Through Givsum

Unable to conduct their normal in-person galas due to pandemic restrictions, how would the Oceana New York Gala raise funds needed to continue their important work? Oceana is an international organization focused solely on ocean conservation, dedicated to achieving...

In-Person Fundraisers: Your Nonprofit’s Comeback

Things are opening up! That means your charitable organization can safely return to in-person fundraisers again. As restrictions are being lifted, face-to-face events will be happening. However, some lessons learned from this past year are that digital tools can...

Summer Fundraising Ideas for your Nonprofit!

Summer is right around the corner! If your nonprofit has not already planned its summer fundraising event and need ideas, Givsum has you covered. What's the key to a successful summer charity fundraiser? It's creating buzz around your event, of course! The best way to...

Spring Fundraising Ideas

Spring has sprung! Now is the perfect time to start planning and thinking about spring fundraising ideas if you haven't already. Givsum is here to bring some fresh fun ideas for your charitable organization. Spring Cleaning Donations or Garage Sale Start off the year...

Givsum’s PRO Services with Westlake Village Rotary

On January 21, 2020, Givsum CEO Shawn Wehan was joined by Erin Culbertson of the Westlake Village Rotary Club to learn how they utilized the Givsum PRO Services to seamlessly jumpstart their online giving initiatives. Since 1972, the members of the Westlake Village...

Fall Fundraising Ideas: COVID-19 Friendly Edition

Fall is officially here! Fall is one of the most exciting times in the philanthropic world, jump-starting the charitable season and bringing people together through fall festivities, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Although this autumn may look a little different than...

Alan McCann: Founder Spotlight

Alan McCann is one of the original founders of Givsum, running the tech side of the company. From organizing the platform to implementing the new features, Givsum wouldn’t exist without Alan, so let’s get to know him a bit more. Alan got his undergraduate degree in...

New Features: Summary and Analytics Pages on Givsum

Here at Givsum we’re constantly working to ensure you have the tools you need to successfully execute your campaign, outreach, and data tracking. Take a look below to see our two newest features, our Summary page and Analytics page, and how they make it easier to be a...

Success Story: Marc Aarons and Project Shield

Finding a solution in a moment of panic When COVID-19 struck the United States, few knew how to help. People were falling sick at an alarming rate, with hospitals and medical staff quickly becoming overwhelmed. In an effort to help in any way possible, Marc Aarons,...
Virtual Fundraising Ideas

Virtual Fundraising Ideas

Givsum is your virtual fundraising ideas solution as COVID 19 has created challenges to running in-person events and activities.  Virtual events can occur entirely online with an unlimited number of participants and can happen on a single day or be ongoing. 3 Simple...

Rotary District 5320: Project Face Shield

Rotary District 5320: Project Face Shield

Givsum Case Study: Project Face Shield Governor of Rotary District 5320, Marc Aarons, moved to action when Covid-19 hit everyone’s life, creating Project Face Shield. Frontline medical workers and staff were in desperate need for face shields to protect themselves...

Raise Funds For Your Charity With A “Donate Button”

Raise Funds For Your Charity With A “Donate Button”

A Common Problem with a Solution If you work for a nonprofit, you know that donations are the lifeblood of any charity organization. It’s not only important to keep regular donations coming, but to look for new sources of donations. This is no easy task. The reason...

The Power of Giving Back

The Power of Giving Back

It's no secret that giving makes you feel good. But what else lies in the power of giving back? Whether you are volunteering your time or donating to a philanthropic cause, here are several individual benefits to giving back. Get Ready For Your Next Job Now Whether...

Givsum Superhero: Kevin Wagner

Givsum Superhero: Kevin Wagner

Kevin Wagner, Givsum Superhero                                           Givsum Score: 100 Philanthropist by night, Vice President by day. Givsum Superhero Kevin Wagner has plenty on his plate as Vice President of Strategic Planning & Analysis at the Irvine...

Givsum Superhero: AnneMarie Hernandez

Givsum Superhero: AnneMarie Hernandez

AnneMarie Hernandez, Givsum Superhero                               Givsum Score 104 Role: Volunteer and Network LiaisonNumber of years involved: 5 years AnneMarie Hernandez's favorite organization: Fish for Life! A nonprofit organization headquartered in Southern...

Givsum Superhero: Melissa Salas

Givsum Superhero: Melissa Salas

Melissa Salas, Givsum Superhero: Givsum Score 110 What is a Givsum Superhero?  A hero is not necessarily a man with superhuman strength, a woman with extraordinarytalents, a person with a mask and a cape fighting crime. Looking at today’s society, there are many...

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