Security Reminders

Please note the GiveSmart platform prohibits the sale of Cannabis and Cannabis-derived products, including CBD, in auctions, item sales, and through SMS messaging due to federal regulations and regional US carrier rules.  When attempting to add CBD, Cannabis or Marijuana to an item name or in a text message, a popup modal will appear, which alerts you that this message/name contains a restricted word.  

Please be aware that it is the responsibility of your organization to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal guidelines relevant to your region including age-based restrictions on sales of alcohol, firearms, or tobacco and tobacco-based products.  

End of Year Reminders: 

As the end of the year approaches, many organizations focus on last pushes toward giving goals and donor appreciation, but don’t forget to review and share some important reminders during year end giving to ensure continued positive donor experiences.   

Key Tips 

  •  Remember that donors are obligated to report charitable giving for the calendar year. Be sure to distribute any outstanding tax receipts in a timely manner.  
  •  You may be running a year end giving campaign as a last fundraising effort for the year but be mindful of texting requirements and limits to ensure you’re following best practices.   
  •  You can feel confident knowing that your donors’ card holder data is protected by the industry’s highest standards through ourPCI (Payment Card Industry) Level 1 certification 

To ensure your donors continue to experience a great giving experience, we recommend sharing this information with your entire fundraising team as a reminder.