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Smart Donations

Smart Donations is a smart, simple, secure direct donation platform available for free to nonprofits. Upgrade your nonprofit’s fundraising today.

Why Smart Donations?

In an increasingly digital world, online donations are an essential and fast-growing segment of nonprofits’ overall fundraising. We know that many nonprofits are unable to afford effective fundraising technology. That’s why Smart Donations is absolutely free.

It’s smart for donors because it simplifies and personalizes the donation experience. It’s smart for nonprofits because it learns about donors, offers an opportunity for storytelling and brand customization, and requires zero tech integration.

See A Live Example

Open For Service is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization that is rapidly building a worldwide community of diversity-supporting businesses, churches, organizations, employers, and consumers to celebrate inclusiveness regardless of politics.

Open For Service uses Smart Donations to optimize donations to their organization. See their page live >

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Key Features

Smart Donations stands out because it elevates every aspect of the giving experience in these key ways:

Branded Donation

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Branded Donation Experience

Studies show that nonprofits with branded donation sites raise an average of 6x as many donations as those without branding.

Smart Donations provides donors a fully branded donation experience complete with your logo, your brand colors, and a customized "Thank You" email sent automatically at the end of the donation process.



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Smart Donations was built with a mobile-first approach, as data now shows that the majority of nonprofit website visits are on mobile.

Smart Donations offers a seamless donation experience across all devices. Nonprofit members will soon have access to embed a Smart Donations widget on their own sites and blog posts.

New Embeddable Widget

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New Embeddable Widget

Nonprofits can easily embed Smart Donations directly onto their current website so that visitors and donors can give without ever leaving the page. Embedding the Smart Donations widget is as simple as copying and pasting a piece of code. The look is totally customizable and can fit anywhere in any size. Plus, it’s responsive on all devices.


Customizable Impact Stories and Donation Amounts

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Customizable Impact Stories and Donation Amounts

In a recent poll of nonprofit donors, 75% of respondents said they look for information about a charity’s past success to understand the impact their donation would have before making the decision to give.

Smart Donations allows you to choose donation amount options that fit your donors, and gives you the option to tell donors impact stories to show how their donations will advance your cause.


Suggested Donation Amounts

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Suggested Donation Amounts

Providing donors with a personalized experience leads to larger donation sizes, increased loyalty, and repeat giving.

Smart Donations learns about donors as they give and suggests increased donation amounts when they give again.


Multiple Ways to Donate

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Multiple Ways to Donate

Smart Donations offers donors multiple ways to pay by accepting all major credit cards and Apple Pay. Donors have the ability to save payment information for express checkout. Be on the lookout for new ways to pay coming soon.


Smart Donations uses the highest level of security and encryption. We partner with Stripe , an industry-leading, PCI Level 1 certified payment card processor to handle all transactions. We use SSL throughout our platform, providing encryption on both the client and server sides for maximum security.

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Need Help?

For answers to our most common questions, visit our FAQ

For technical help or help with a donation, email support@givelively.org

For questions about nonprofit membership, call our Membership Team at 1-917-877-0533 from 9AM-5PM EST / weekdays or email membership@givelively.org.

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