Why should my nonprofit use Smart Donations over other direct donation platforms?

Smart Donations is different because it is powered by Give Lively, a digital lab creating simple, effective technology for nonprofits. Much like a foundation, Give Lively was created for the sole purpose of giving away what we build. Our philanthropist founders cover the cost of running our business because they believe that every nonprofit should have access to the best fundraising tech, no matter their means. This frees us to serve nonprofits without having to consider profit. Vendors that provide similar technology to Smart Donations are motivated by and reliant upon generating profits for investors.

Smart Donations is free for Give Lively nonprofit members. There are no sign-up fees, transaction fees, or fees based on volume. Our competitors charge to sign up, charge monthly or annually, and/or tack on extra fees to every donation.

Learn more about Smart Donations and Give Lively membership by reaching out to our Membership Director Jamie Feldman or visiting or 'How Membership Works' page.

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