Smart Ways To Retain Donors

You work hard to attract new people to support your cause every year. But how many actually come back? Across the country, 75% of all first-time donors don’t return to the organization the following year. What can you do to turn this statistic around? Mark Schroeder, certified benefit auctioneer, shared with us his strategies for… Read More »


Greater Giving Blog Recap and #GivingTuesday/Year End Contest Winners

As we wrap up 2019 and prepare for 2020 let’s take a look back at some of the articles and topics we covered this year and to take a moment to acknowledge the winners of our Year End / Giving Tuesday template contest! Each year we have a #GivingTuesday tradition by holding our Online Payments Year End / Giving Tuesday donation… Read More »


How to Handle Match Donations for Your Fund-A-Need

It’s exciting to receive a large donation for your Fund-A-Need campaign. But how do you use these donations so they inspire more giving, rather than intimidate people? Mark Schroeder is a certified benefit auctioneer and shared his insights on large gifts during our recent webinar, 7 Essentials to Fund-a-Need Success with Auction brio LLC. Types… Read More »


Executing a Successful Fund-A-Need Campaign

If you are looking for a way to generate a large amount of revenue for a specific need, a Fund-A-Need (FAN) campaign is an excellent option. But how do you organize it successfully? Benefit auction strategist Mark Schroeder joined us for our recent webinar, 7 Essentials to Fund-a-Need Success with Auction Brio LLC, and offered… Read More »


Upping the Ante: How to Get New Items from Your Silent Auction Gift Donors

We love all our dependable silent auction donors. Those that have always been ready and willing to donate their time, products, or services whenever called upon for your nonprofit’s auction. Their contributions have been hotly bid on in the past but, if you are noticing they are losing your bidders’ attention, maybe it’s time to… Read More »


Create an Inspiring Fund-A-Need Video

If you want to really connect your audience with your Fund-A-Need, one of the best tools is an inspirational video. In just a few minutes, you can set the mood and show your audience how important their contributions are and the impact they can have. In our recent webinar, 7 Essentials to Fund-a-Need Success with… Read More »


Consider the Guest Experience at your Annual Fundraiser

Each year, the vow to impress your guests at the annual fundraiser challenges event planners to look at new and inventive ways to meet their expectations and acquire more funding than ever before. We tend to concentrate our attention on tangible items to make the event more special—exciting prizes, unique venues, memorable food and drinks—but… Read More »


The 5 Most Anticipated Silent Auction Package Themes

Silent auctions are oftentimes the most anticipated event on a fundraiser’s event schedule. You want to engage all your participants in the silent auction and sometimes that means presenting a broad range of prizes and thinking outside the box. Each year, the challenge to impress donors challenges event planners to find the latest, greatest items… Read More »


10 Themes, 100 Ideas: The Ultimate Gift Package Wish List

Tempting event guests with exciting silent auction gift packages is a great way to keep them engaged and thrilled to add to your fundraising goals. The mysterious collection of items and experiences contained inside the package creates a level of buzz that will make your annual silent auction a must-attend event for donors and their… Read More »