GiveSmart Reviews

GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

4.62/5 (193 reviews)

Brandi Garcia

Amazing Product

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-01-09
Review Source: Capterra

Most of our donors and guests loved the new aspect of our Auction, including switching to mobile bidding/checking in and out. Instead of the previous years of pen and paper bidding. There were only a few people that preferred the old method and just couldn't seem to get on bored. People were concerned that guests would be on their phones all night and no one would be interacting but it was quite the opposite. People had more time to mingle not having to go back and check the paper bid sheets since there were none.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Richelle Byrd

501 Auction to GiveSmart

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

I have used 501 auctions for a few years until GiveSmart took over. This is our first year working with the new company since the change and so far we have had a good experience. We assigned one staff member for all of our events, so it is great to have the same person so they are able to get the feel of the organization and the population we work with. Rather than having a new GiveSmart team member every time.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Elizabeth Nanda

The 501 team is great! We've increased gross revenue by over 30% in three years.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-29
Review Source: Capterra

Increased revenue. Having 501 here on event day allows me the ability to interact with my guests more easily. They are a a great team and they have worked with us for three years doing a phenomenal job of making our day run smoothly. No more fear that the software will crash or the credit card terminals won't work on the day of auction. Each has happened multiple times in the seven years before 501. Our auction is visible to guests in real time! We get to add items every day and update details as needed when needed. It has helped with sales. Overall, this is wonderful software to use for auction events.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Anne Sturgis

Gesture is the real deal for mobile fundraising; intuitive to use, with great customer support.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-11-14
Review Source: Capterra

The software is intuitive to use and streamlines so many of the processes that eat up your time when you have to do them manually; we eliminated so many Excel spreadsheets, thanks to everything being easily captured, managed, and tracked right within the software - from auction packages to ticket sales to even the seating and meal requests. Beyond the software, Gesture's customer service was incredible; from the initial sales call all the way through to the event itself, every single Gesture representative we worked with was attentive, helpful, and genuinely interested in helping us have a successful event - which we did. In just the 48 hours since the event concluded, I've received multiple compliments from guests who expressed how "smooth" the night ran and how "seamless" their experience was, from check-in to bidding on auction packages to purchasing raffle tickets to checking out when they won auction packages. We will definitely be using Gesture again, for next year's event!

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Annie Palubicki

The software is easy to use and provides a seamless experience for our staff and event guests.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-27
Review Source: Capterra

The software is easy to use. It's intuitive and easy to navigate. It makes my job as an event manager much easier. Adding auction items, auction close out, and financial reporting are a breeze. It is also a smooth process for our guests. Bidding on auction items or making a donation is very easy for them, which means more donations for our cause. We set up our auction online in advance of the event. This gives guests an opportunity to start bidding on silent items, and become familiar with live auction items. All of this leads to more revenue to support our mission. I also appreciate the ability to customize our site so it looks like us. This creates a cohesive experience for our guests and helps us put our brand front and center. As a site administrator, I love the ability to download the generated auction sheets. This is a huge time saver. We also download the receipts and send to guests with a thank you letter after the event. It calculates the tax deductibility automatically on the receipt which is an essential feature.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Brian Kohlberg

The best campaign based fundraising tool on the market!

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-13
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, we were very happy with our decision to move forward with GiveSmart. We recently renewed and extended our initial agreement for an extra two years.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Allison Popp

Excellent customer service and product was perfect for our 250 person fundraiser!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-10
Review Source: Capterra

Streamlined auction process before, during and after event. We went "paperless" and didn't have to fuss with paper bidding forms and associated headaches. We raised more than $10,000 more than we ever raised before using an online bidding system. We look forward to using again next year!

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Jessica Schultz

GiveSmart Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-12
Review Source: Capterra

Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County uses GiveSmart frequently for events and other giving campaigns. It is super easy to set up campaigns and run them yourself. The GiveSmart staff is incredibly helpful on event days.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Anonymous

Amazing event support

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-03
Review Source: Capterra

GiveSmart provides much needed day of event support as well as an easy to use interface for auction bidding. Reporting has helped ease the closeout process and assure everyone receives their items and we receive payment. They send continuous follow-up to donors for payment post event. You also have access to crowdfunding for 6 months after your event has ended.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Jessica Grossnickle

The best product I have found in the online event fundraising market

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-30
Review Source: Capterra

I've worked with GiveSmart for many years -- from the time they were Auctions By Cellular, Gesture and now GiveSmart. I have also worked with competitors and GiveSmart is the best product on the market due to their easy-to-use platform, staff support throughout the event planning process, and their onsite staff teams.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Brandi Garcia

Perfect Addition to Our Events

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-12
Review Source: Capterra

We looked around for awhile at a lot of different products before we settled on GiveSmart. Ultimately this one provided everything we needed with the perfect value for our money. So glad I found it!

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Kenneth Miller

HIGHLY satisfied customer for over 5 years now. Amazing customer support!

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-11
Review Source: Capterra

Nearly full event management by using this software.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Crystal Phillips-Pierce, MBA

Gesture offers excellent professional software with outstanding customer service.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-31
Review Source: Capterra

Gesture's software is user-friendly, fun to utilize and has a clean, professional look. I thoroughly appreciate Gesture's frequent software updates. They are continuously in search of even better ways to improve upon the customer experience, which they communicate through their Gesture Innovation Center emails. I believe that they value customer opinions and implement suggestions, accordingly. As an event planner, other companies often approach me, but none offer the experience Gesture has given my clients over the years. Our account manager, Allie Erickson is on top of our every need, patient, accessible, friendly and helpful. Our on-site manager is thoughtful, communicative, professional and kind. The Gesture team is trustworthy, diligent and fully dedicated to their customers. Every year, our attendees highly rate Gesture in our post-event survey. We have remained loyal to Gesture for many years and will continue for many more to come.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Bri Olson

Improving their platform more and more each year!

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-20
Review Source: Capterra

GiveSmart makes it easy to enjoy an event/fundraiser by taking care of all customer needs and questions.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Meghan Gauen

Worth the investment to skyrocket your event fundraising!

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-31
Review Source: Capterra

Ultimately, it has very clear ROI for the agency. The transition from paper building to mobile has drastically increased our pre-event and day of event fundraising. My favorite part about the software is the increase in funds collected the night of the event. It was incredibly unfortunately how much staff time we had to dedicate post event to collecting money, for many of our events we not have 100% funds collected the night of the event, which frees our staff up to focus on thanking donors. Lastly, the interface is very easy to understand and navigate. We have a number of events that have more mature attendees, who were skeptical when we began to make the transition from paper to electronic. After one use they all required we use the technology at future events. This is also a credit to the Gesture onsite staff who really meet the attendees where they are at and give extra attention when needed!

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Heather Dean-Presnall

I think the staff at Gesture are wonderful!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-11-02
Review Source: Capterra

During this first year in using the software, I saw the additional benefit of securing bids in advance of opening the auction. This started us out thousands of dollars ahead of where we would have traditionally began at the event.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Anonymous

My experience with the gesture site was easy, worry and stress free.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-12-08
Review Source: Capterra

I had a wonderful experience with this software. I found it was easy to make my own auction site.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Anonymous

Good event fundraising and mobile bidding solution

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-14
Review Source: Capterra

Good overall experience, we will use them again next year. Custom service for the software is very responsive. Most of the people they send to the event are very polite and professional, but we have had a couple of people that have not been the best at representing our organization.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Camellia Cullen

Auction & Reservations

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

GiveSmart was such a game-changer for our event. It streamlined the entire evening and provided a smooth way for our guests to interact with bidding, and our team to coordinate the winning details. The reports were a great feature, and having the details instantly was a huge win. Our account manager and the support staff in the chat feature were always very responsive and helpful.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Amy Wiles

GiveSmart is a smart choice!

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-12
Review Source: Capterra

GiveSmart is a great platform for events -- either DIY or staffed by their team. I've worked with them for many years in three different organizations. They are solid, professional and goal-focused.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Edna Merz

Fun, Easy to Use Software

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-12
Review Source: Capterra

The first year, we did not feel the support was adequate on the night of the event. Last year, we had a dedicated GiveSmart person in our organization and we were very satisfied with the support we received. Also, the support from the beginning of the campaign until weeks after was very good. We are a nonprofit organization composed of an all volunteer workforce. We needed help and it was available. We are using GiveSmart again this year. We look forward to another successful event.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Annette Medalie

GiveSmart Review

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-23
Review Source: Capterra

It has been a great relationship for us. We had onsite support for our first event and she was fantastic (and kept me sane). They are usually timely with responses. The only difficult time was when we were sent the wrong cc swipers for an event. Luckily we were able to get it rectified prior to the event date but I kept getting pushback as it was something we were doing incorrectly instead of having the wrong equipment that GiveSmart gave to us directly.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Karen Haworth

Great company, easy to use, lots of great features!

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-31
Review Source: Capterra

I have been able to generate reports that I need for sharing with my committee and for tax letters. Also, the on-line bidding system is a favorite of our guests. I love the messaging too. It allows me to send messages to my guests pre, during, and post event.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Kenneth Miller

BEST ONLINE AUCTION RESOURCE OUT THERE

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-18
Review Source: Capterra

Cannot sing their praises more. If you want to go with a group that honestly cares about wanting to make your event a success, use GiveSmart.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Angel Quinn

Gesture use for our annaul Gala

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-08-16
Review Source: Software Advice

Aside from the comprehensive report, everything else with gestures was fairly simple and easy to use. The staff from gestures that helped during the event was knowledgeable and able to help and respond quickly and effectively during the event went on which made it less chaotic feeling for us.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Patricia Relay

Affordable single use platform

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

We decided to try GiveSmart for a second year. We felt that we learned so much from the previous year that it would not hurt to try it one more year. We are a small organization with older donors so we are manipulating the software to work with out the online bidding. The live auction works great. Silent is a bit of work but we think we have it figured out this year.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Leah Donaldson

Amazing product - really enhanced our events for staff, volunteers, and guests

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-30
Review Source: Capterra

Increased revenue from auctions. Great feedback from guests who love bidding on their phones. A HUGE decrease in staff hours as the software does all the tracking and reporting for you. A quick, streamlined check in process. Ability to communication with all "bidders" during the event and post event follow up (text messages). The platform is so user friendly that I save a lot of time in training volunteers and explaining to bidders how to use the program. 501 has guides/manuals for EVERYTHING really helps volunteers and guests. Basically increased money and saved time which is very important for a non-profit. I have recommended 501 to several non-profits in the Charleston SC area!

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Brandi King

Definitely recommended!

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-12
Review Source: Capterra

The company & employees are top notch, knowledgeable in their industry, and seem very eager to help. We were able to get some items/issues addressed and fixed prior to launch. Other items were 'dealt with' on our side because there was no work around. They have rolled out a couple of changes we requested as product enhancements since then. Reporting leaves a lot to be desired, but you don't realize it until you are in the thick of it. Was cost comparable to other companies we researched and worked with.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Sarah Aschenbach

Excellent customer service. Great software and easy to learn and use.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-30
Review Source: Capterra

Raised more money for our silent auction and appeal. Ease of ticketing and check in at our event.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Emily LaMarca

Great!

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-29
Review Source: Capterra

Each year, we have our fundraiser, Mad About Art. We raise money for Fountain House Gallery, which is a program of Fountain House. This event raises money to break the stigma surrounding mental illness. We feel as though 501 Auctions helped us in making the auction run smoothly and with the fundraising and financial processes.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Val Madsen

Great System

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-20
Review Source: Capterra

GiveSmart support is always quick and helpful. Overall GiveSmart works for us, but I wish it was a little more user friendly on the admin side for sponsorship groups and groups of tickets.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Brandi Garcia

Everything I've been looking for

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-11
Review Source: Capterra

We have been looking for a mobile auction software service for a long time and finally found a good one within our price range. Although there are things that need to be worked on, overall i am happy with it and would recommend.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Emily Greene

We've enjoyed working with Gesture, the customer service is outstanding and the site is easy to use!

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-10-27
Review Source: Capterra

Ease of ticket sales and managing all of our fundraising items including silent auction, games, and donations.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Lillian Vu

First-time mobile bidding user

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

Online technical troubleshooting is minimal and mostly limited to references to existing articles. Introduction to our on-site event lead was too late, and staff/volunteer training was therefore delayed. More pre-event communication and training with our direct event lead would have been helpful. The customer service provided by GiveSmart staff at registration was poor according to guest feedback. There was little effort in trying to understand the purpose and scope of our event and our intentions in how to use GiveSmart to facilitate our vision. Many guests had trouble with mobile bidding, but did not receive adequate support from GS staff. We instructed on-site GS staff about specific check-in procedures that were ignored; GS staff had pressured guests to provide credit cards despite our instructions.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Chris TOENJES

Great way to improve your auction

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-12
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, this software has helped us organize our dinner auction better, have a faster checkout and engage our guests earlier.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Mary Duffy

Gesture helped to organize our large event planning and provided great customer service.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-27
Review Source: Capterra

I have recommended this product to quite a few non profits for the ease of use and the fact that it combines several event planning tasks into one platform.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Kaitlyn Murphy

Great for Events

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-15
Review Source: Capterra

They have great support and assign you a contact person which is very helpful. Overall great to work with and I would recommend to anyone running and auction.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Anonymous

Amazing account manager and service, great tools on site

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-28
Review Source: Capterra

Realized areas to improve, improved efficiency, and positive feedback

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Kaitlyn Ferrini

501 has revolutionized our event management process! We are so happy we chose 501 Auctions!

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-02
Review Source: Capterra

We improved the onsite and pre-event management of all event elements from guest lists to auction management. Everything is so easy to use and the support is incredible.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Ben Sprunger

Such an upgrade from doing an auction on paper. Can't believe we waited so long to make the switch.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-22
Review Source: Capterra

Ease of use and real time results. Also having GiveSmart employees at the event.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Monica Jimenez

It is pretty to use, but oh boy, it has gotten expensive!

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-10-31
Review Source: Capterra

I have to say I had a really good experience in general. I was able to design nice pages, sell tickets, collect data, etc. Customer service was good and responsive. I only left the software because of the price and the limitations on the amount of events per year they were offering me.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Judi Santana

The technology allows us to run great auctions and easy registration.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-14
Review Source: Capterra

It makes every aspect of running the inside logistics so much easier. Auctions raise more money, texting keeps all communications flowing and ultimately drives revenue.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Sophie Bieluczyk

GiveSmart for Nonprofit Events

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-13
Review Source: Capterra

I have used GiveSmart for three events now and each time it has been easy to set-up, use on the day of the event, and pull reports post event.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Carrie Lee

Givesmart is the best!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-13
Review Source: Capterra

We have had a great experience with Givesmart! They are knowledgeable and helpful with regards to every aspect of our events!

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Anna Garalde

First Time Admin and I am already loving it!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-12
Review Source: Capterra

Everything is centrally located on the campaign dashboard and you can use it with other events as well. Allows for ease when trying to organize many events.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Stephanie Townsend

Limited functionality and customization

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-12
Review Source: Capterra

I wish the people selling the product and facilitating its use had actual fundraising experience

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Monica Carey

Software is easy to learn and use. My team felt good support. Dashboard is very motivating

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-30
Review Source: Capterra

Great tracking of donors and donations; an easy and effective platform to highlight sponsors of our event; a great summary of our night.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Barbara Sawyer

Great experience with Gesture from start to finish. A few glitches but overall, great!

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-02
Review Source: Capterra

Ease of use setting up the site with important information. Also, inputting registrants who pay with a check. Honestly, just about everything or we would not have used Gesture for a second time. Support was fantastic!

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Anonymous

Great for Events

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-15
Review Source: Capterra

This makes it easy to fundraise for special events like golf tournaments or galas.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Amelia Drozda

GiveSmart Review

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-13
Review Source: Capterra

It is very helpful to have additional staff onsite to assist guests and with check-out.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Michelle O'Connor

Advancing our Advancement

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-28
Review Source: Capterra

With the GiveSmart software we are able to provide instantaneous reports, detailed information and trends to our committees and boards. The analysis helps us plan for future events and activities while also relieving our staff of some of the tedious reporting that used to take days to complete.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Jill Kelly

Great product, great people.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-01
Review Source: Capterra

It makes my online auction much easier.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Shannon Reynolds

Great Product and Results

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

The software allowed us in real time to see purchases and where we were compared to goal. We were able to adjust tactics during our event to ensure we reached full potential. Without the software we wouldn't have known where our efforts needed to be focused.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Rachel DeLine

501 is invaluable and we can't imagine running a fundraiser without it!

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-29
Review Source: Capterra

Increased profit and ease of use at the event

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Chelsea Kern

GiveSmart Review

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-12
Review Source: Capterra

So far my experience with GiveSmart has been great!

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Tracy Smith

GiveSmart for Nonprofits

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-28
Review Source: Capterra

Our organization uses GiveSmart for silent auction bidding, live auction bidding, event registrations, text-to-donate, and more. It has benefited our nonprofit in many ways; ease of use, reaching more supporters, and great record keeping. It is so easy!

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Hailley Field

Easy to use for the most part!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-04-23
Review Source: Capterra

I train on-site staff with GiveSmart weekly, and the software is usually very easy for them to pick up and use, which makes my life a lot easier! There are lots of reports available for the client as well.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Mary Ann Wright

I've been very pleased with the user friendly software as well as the project managers I've dealt with.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-30
Review Source: Capterra

The registration process at an event is easier since we can scan people's credit card information. Prior to using this software, each time someone purchased something I would have to process their credit card again.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Makenzie Rogers

Great product!

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-12
Review Source: Capterra

Incredible - friendly staff, beautiful and easy software

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Jenny Holmqvist

501 staff are always very helpful and available both leading up to and during the event.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-29
Review Source: Capterra

The convenience of capturing all info in one place - both guest and auction info, as well as financial reports.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Katie Frome

Would absolutely recommend

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-12
Review Source: Capterra

Great! Both customer support and the system itself has been really great to work with.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Robert Kennedy

Gesture made our event more successful due to the right balance of technology & customer service.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-31
Review Source: Capterra

Breakout of where sales came form/who won what/I could call the winners easily.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Kyla Mrazek

We love Gesture - it is great! Easy to use, great onsite teams and it helps you raise more money.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-29
Review Source: Capterra

From a guest perspective, it's easy to use, the onsite staff is helpful and it makes bidding quick and fun. From an adminstrator perspective, entering items is user-friendly, the software takes much of the manual work outu of your auction and the Gesture team makes sure you're supported throughout the whole process. The best part is that you can open your auction before your event begins, so you're making money before a guest has even arrived!

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Nadine Pace

GiveSmart makes things easy!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

GiveSmart is a very attentive, knowledgeable, and organized company that really has seemed to master the event registration process from start to finish. As a nonprofit event professional, it is so nice to feel completely at ease about the aspects of our events that GiveSmart is a part of.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Julie A Helmes

501 is a service that now after using I can't imagine running an auction event without!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-30
Review Source: Capterra

Userface is very simple and intuitive for guests. The auction functionality is streamlined and very easy to organize and print. The financial reporting is very valuable and makes reconciling the event a breeze.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Cheri Haskins

Mobile bidding is a great component to running a silent auction.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-21
Review Source: Capterra

For the past two years, since utilizing the service, our revenues have increased by 20-35%.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Aimee Ketterer

GiveSmart for Dinner Auction

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-20
Review Source: Capterra

We have used GiveSmart for a couple annual dinner auctions and it has worked well as a bidding tool. Users seem to get the hang of it very quickly and it's easy for us to track the revenue generated from our event.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Tracy Weaver

Fantastic! 501 Auctions has provided us quality customer service for our largest fundraisers.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-03
Review Source: Capterra

We love that we can upload our own lists into the system to make registration run so smoothly. Being able to capture credit cards at check in makes the auction checkout process run incredibly smooth! We have had such amazing feedback from guests. Additionally, the post-event reporting has made data entry so easy!

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Anonymous

My experience with Gesture has been nothing but positive.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-01
Review Source: Capterra

I love the fact that the Auction is not limited to those who are physically at the event. The fact that there is a website that allows ANYONE to bid on auction items widens our bandwidth and allows for a much higher return. Additionally, the customer service is always impeccable. They are willing to answer any question or jump on a conference call to discuss questions or concerns and they always make sure to accommodate our needs.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Debbie Isoda

Best product on the market

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-28
Review Source: Capterra

The one word that I would use to describe my relationship with Give Smart is Phenomenal. There is no other electronic bidding software on the market that I would recommend.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Debbie Mitchelson

The Gestures site is easy to use.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-27
Review Source: Capterra

This software has streamlined our event process making report processes to our Board and Committees easier and better organized. Most of all the reports have helped us to determine how to make the event better from year to year.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Anne Carman

Give Smart goes above and beyond to ensure all needs of the customer are met.

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-14
Review Source: Capterra

Give Smart is always working to improve their software to keep up with the latest trends. Give Smart listens to the customer's needs and requests. The post event reporting gives us a great picture of our donors so that we can continue to make changes and adapt our events so we can raise as much money as possible.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Maggie Glaser

Great Program!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-24
Review Source: Capterra

GiveSmart is great for our needs, and we are happy with the final product that it provides our fundraising efforts.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Frank Juliano

Event Changing

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-20
Review Source: Capterra

Professional, helpful and insightful staff have elevated our fundraising efforts to a higher and more professional level.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Ron Lowry

Excellent support, fantastic employees and great experience.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-10
Review Source: Capterra

Easy setup, quick additions, and edits, and instant results after the event. Great reporting is available also.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Anna Sutter

Overall the 510 auction software was a great product that made keeping track of items very easy.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-04-17
Review Source: Capterra

I loved how the software organized auction items. The administrative features were helpful. It was easy to navigate the system.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Jennifer Marr

Love it!

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-12
Review Source: Capterra

I was hesitant to incur additional overhead costs since we were using this program for a fundraising auction. It more than paid for itself and I am thrilled that I was encouraged by my organization to give it a try!

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Anonymous

Good Suite of Services, and Hands on Team

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-12
Review Source: Capterra

There are a lot of ways to use the GiveSmart platform. From ticket sales to silent and live auction items, as well as stand-alone campaigns. The customer service is responsive, and our hands-on GiveSmart reps for even day have been easy to work with.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Paul Watkins

A really smooth process

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-29
Review Source: Capterra

Our major benefit was the ability to use as bookkeeping tool for bidders and auction payment during and after our convention.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Heather Owen

It's been easy and there has been a lot of support.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-14
Review Source: Capterra

Increased our revenue for silent auction, made check in and check out easy for our event, allowed us to grow our event with the support staff

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Betsy Beaman

Amazing, from the software itself to the amazing staff, 501 is wonderful

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-30
Review Source: Capterra

For us, the idea everything can all be in one system truly does make the process of our event run most successful. To add, the fact that it is so mobile friendly, allows us to reach more guests and raise more dollars in one night.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Tailor Marrs

All In One

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-21
Review Source: Capterra

My favorite thing about this software is that it has all the pieces I need to run a large complex event from silent auction, live auction, ticketing website, accounting, reports, etc.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Adam Meesey

Perfect Program for Auctions

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-12
Review Source: Capterra

This program is great for our school auction. From set-up to closing the event, you have a lot of great features and tools to promote the event and get guests excited about giving.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Lisa Samick

Fantastic. Our account manager was amazing and we had our most successful auction ever.

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-12
Review Source: Capterra

It is easy to use - both from the user experience and on the back end. Both the interface and the reports are clear and easy to navigate and understand. I think the layout of the site is well thought out and offers many options for communicating with our donors.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Angel Quinn

Great for multiple areas of events especially registration and auction purposes

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-02-12
Review Source: Software Advice

Overall I do like the ease that gestures brings to our events. We have worked with other software like bid pal in the past and I prefer gestures as they have easier and more fluid capabilities for what we need.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Doug Thornton

I think this was our 4th or 5th year with Give Smart. It has been a great tool to use for our auctio

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-11
Review Source: Capterra

I think we raised more money because we have it.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Erin Coufal

501 is a tremendous company to work with. Their customer attention and support are amazing.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-02
Review Source: Capterra

Ability to conduct an online auction. In the first year that we converted our silent auction to online, our revenue was tripled. Each year since there has been a steady increase.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Shelley Grams

The software was alright but it was the customer service that really sold us.

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-05
Review Source: Capterra

The customer service was better than the other software we used.

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Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Anonymous

A great fundraising tool!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-11
Review Source: Capterra

It's an incredible fundraising tool and has grown our fundraising efforts through online ticket sales, online auction, and donation ask.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Brianna Meisenbacher

I loved working with 501 Auctions. Excellent staff support.

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-04-02
Review Source: Capterra

Increased our funds raised in the silent auction. The whole evening went seamlessly and was executed in an organized fashion thanks to the electronic bidding and the help of the friendly supportive staff.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Ange Chatham

501 Auctions was a great company to partner with for our Gala.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-04-02
Review Source: Capterra

The software was easy to learn and use. It was easy to add information and photos to the site. Our account manager was excellent! She was so helpful every step of the way!

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Jinger Robins

Our experience has been great!

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-11
Review Source: Capterra

Increased funding, donor information, reports and ability to view at a glance who donates, what they donate etc.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Jennifer Allard

The functionality of the 501 software and their customer service makes for a wonderful product

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-29
Review Source: Capterra

Ease of handling all financial aspects of my event.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Courtney Amado

software is very easy to use, excellent for collecting payment at checkout

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-10-30
Review Source: Capterra

The fact that we have people there to help facilitate check in and check out was really beneficial for our event. It helped ensure that our guests would be paying by the end of the night and the extra helped also help take pressure off of our team to tend to the other auction logistics.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Mandy Darr

Easy-to-use mobile bidding platform

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-24
Review Source: Software Advice

Overall a great product--and so critical to a successful silent auction!

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Aaron Masey

Great, Easy to Use Program

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-13
Review Source: Capterra

We use GiveSmart for our annual live and silent auction. Their on-site are very professional and knowledgable.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Kristine Wee

Great platform to do everything for your event in one place. Customer support was comprehensive.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-15
Review Source: Capterra

Easy to use and comprehensive from ticket sales, sponsorships, donations, and online auction. The support staff is also very good, knowledgeable, and provides support from pre-planning, to planning, and post-event.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Steve Bush

Great customer service, especially Sebastian!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-30
Review Source: Capterra

Easy to update. Information. You can upload pictures easily. Nothing more to say. Great customer service.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Lina Park

Gala 2019

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-16
Review Source: Capterra

Unfortunately, it wasn't a good experience as we had a lot of damage control we had to do due to the automated emails being sent out through this software.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers

Caleigh Hall

Great product

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

We used this software for a benefit auction. Our organization and auction team was very small, so the fact that we ended up having a very successful auction is partly a testament to the GiveSmart team, who were very helpful and knowledgeable throughout.

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GiveSmart

Mobile bidding and event management software for fundraisers