Local Giving Guides: Are you missing out on this holiday fundraising opportunity?

“Tis the season for giving.” Nonprofit organizations count on this old adage to hold true during the holidays as busy people wrap-up their year-end charitable giving. Indeed, the holiday season provides an opportunity for mission-driven organizations to capitalize on the inherently philanthropic, feel-good nature that defines this festive time of year through a local giving… Read More »


Are Young People Empowered to See Philanthropy as Part of Their Lives?

How do nonprofit organizations ensure a steady stream of supporters into the future? How can young people be empowered to see philanthropy as an integrated part of their lives? These and other questions galvanized organizations in the 1980’s and 1990’s to start focusing on young people and figure out how to inspire the next generation… Read More »



Is Your Donor Base in Line with the Annual Report on Philanthropy and Families?

Have you ever wondered if there are patterns of philanthropy that are distinct between generations? Giving USA tackled the question if there’s a difference in how women and men give to charity? In its Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2017, offering valuable information on how giving differs. Giving Among Sons and Daughters Addressing gender and giving,… Read More »


Keeping Your Staff Motivated During the Holidays

Benefits, galas, and end-of-year donations—the holiday season is a busy time for nonprofits. It’s the last chance to meet yearly fundraising goals and establish relationships that will be helpful to future projects. All that pressure to perform could leave your staff feeling overwhelmed and unmotivated as they strive to balance their professional lives with the… Read More »


Board Meeting Webinar

Board Engagement – Sending a Board Questionnaire

We recently hosted a webinar with Renee Jones, International Champion Auctioneer, and Certified Benefit Specialist, on maximizing board power for your next special event. One of Renee’s biggest takeaways from the webinar was creating and sending out a Board Questionnaire for you and your organization to connect on a deeper level of understanding with your… Read More »



Quick & Easy End-of-Year Giving Ideas

If you haven’t started your end-of-year campaign efforts, don’t fret—there’s still time. Greater Giving understands the importance of end-of-year giving and we want to help your organization maximize your time and energy when it comes to building a year-end or #GivingTuesday campaign. With our Online Payments tool, you can quickly and easily create a donation… Read More »


How Wealth Relates to Donations

With 2017 being a record-breaking year for giving—over $410 billion was donated to charitable causes—it’s helpful to understand how wealth relates to giving. In its Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2017, Giving USA provides some valuable insights into the interplay between wealth and giving. For instance, America’s richest individuals experienced a substantial increase in wealth… Read More »


Nonprofit Internships: Making the Most of the Experience

From being a gopher to manning a phone bank during a fundraiser; non-profit internships play an invaluable role in a nonprofit’s success. They are committed to the work, have new ideas and their commitment to your mission carries on long after their participation in your internship program ends. Nonprofit internships offer benefits to both the… Read More »