Online Bidding - Using Text Messaging

Keep Guests Bidding and Updated with Text Messages

If you manage benefit auctions, finding the best way to communicate with bidders en masse at events is an important aspect of a successful event. How do we let them know the silent auction’s about to close if they’re in the bathroom and can’t hear the emcee? And trying let guests that you’ve extended the… Read More »



Thanks for a great 2017!

Thank you for continuing to make this such a great community. As everyone here at Greater Giving looks back at 2017, we feel so fortunate to have you reading, subscribing, commenting, and sharing the articles and resources we posted throughout the year. We would like to thank you for being part of our community, and… Read More »


Greater Giving Blog Highlights of 2017

It’s been a busy year with the Greater Giving Resource Library! Strategies, resources, infographics, success stories, and many more awesome posts have provided insight and inspiration into the world of non-profit fundraising. Below are just some of the most popular posts of 2017. Fundraising Event Tips and Best Practices This year the Greater Giving Resource… Read More »


A Guide for the Last-Minute Venue Check

Is the technology ready to handle the crush at check-in? Are your volunteers and staff confidently trained? Is everyone able to communicate in real time? It’s the final hours before the doors open to your annual fundraiser and your anxiety is kicking into high gear. So many details to think about and every one of… Read More »


Using Surveys to Refine Your Venue Search

When searching for an event venue word-of-mouth and past experiences tend to lead the way to a final decision. While those methods have their merits, they can easily lead you down the wrong path with missing information or someone else’s tainted experience. To zero in on the perfect venue it’s best to start with your… Read More »


Corporate Social Responsibility: Tools and Resources

Consumers today are more and more choosing businesses based on their level of social responsibility; and as a result resources and tools are now widely available to help businessess get on board.  This is great news for nonprofits. With so much public information available, you can really understand the challenges faced by corporations and find… Read More »


Get the Best Deal on Your Next Venue

Every penny counts in fundraising. When it comes to planning an event, with its costs measured against its returns, the stakes are double. Production expenses can vary dramatically depending on the size and theme of your event, and while catering, décor and entertainment may have some wiggle room, your venue budget often won’t share that… Read More »


Plug Into Corporate Giving

Are you looking for effective ways to connect with businesses for fundraising? Today’s business climate is putting an additional set of pressures on corporations, which creates a unique set of opportunities for your nonprofit. Approaching corporations for fundraising purposes is very different from approaching individuals. The motivations are not the same, so the approach, the… Read More »


Think Like an Event Planner – The Perfect Venue

When searching for your next event venue, think like an event planner and concentrate on three overall aspects— accessibility, functionality and ambiance. These three elements are the foundations that can support every other carefully constructed piece of your plan. Breaking down your venue planning into three categories will help you catch missing elements; sharpen up… Read More »