Are you Tech Ready to Host a Virtual Fundraising Event?

We connect with Brian Harris and Todd Campbell from The AV Department to discuss the technical side of hosting virtual fundraising events. A full-service live event audiovisual and media production company, The AV Department understands the needs of fundraising events and have been pioneers in creative live streaming events. Here’s a condensed transcript of our… Read More »


Creating a Connection with Your Virtual Audience

Keeping your audience engaged, inspired, and motivated during a virtual event poses a unique challenge. You have about thirty seconds to grab their attention and from that moment on you are competing with their devices, interruptions from other people, and their own wandering thoughts. Your presentation was designed to be passionate, to draw them in… Read More »


How to Host a Virtual Auction

Suddenly we find ourselves facing a new fundraising landscape. It’s a time of uncertainty with no clear path going forward, and fundraisers everywhere are concerned about the effects this will ultimately have on their events and relationships with their sponsors and donors. Greater Giving has partnered with The AV Department, Swaim Strategies, and Artisan Auctions to… Read More »


A Successful Model for Online Fundraising and Peer-to-Peer

Fundraising when normal business activity is hampered can be very difficult for nonprofits. Fortunately, the implementation of internet-based transaction services has made the problem much easier to overcome. Nearly every demographic in the United States has become accustomed to donating online and effective security features ensure their contributions give them the confidence their dollars will… Read More »


Making the Decision: Carry On, Reschedule or Go Online?

Your annual gala event is one of your most important fundraisers of the year. It’s what you, your staff and volunteers have been working on for months on end— a fundraiser that helps support the programs and good work your organization provides. What do you do when an unexpected situation happens that affects the ability… Read More »


Recognizing Exchange Sponsors at Your Silent Auction

Part 2 in our discussion about “exchange sponsors”.  Acknowledging event sponsors should always be a part of your program, but what do you do when you are working with exchange sponsors who have partnered with your regular sponsors? An exchange sponsor’s unique role as a silent auction contributor makes them more visible than the regular… Read More »



Exchange Sponsor Strategies for Silent Auction Packages

Exchange sponsors, a silent auction contributor who is represented by your regular sponsor, is an out-of-the-box strategy to acquire exciting auction items. It’s a tactic that allows you to establish new relationships, as you strengthen your ties with current sponsors. But what can exchange sponsors offer a silent auction that your regular sponsors haven’t already… Read More »


The Kingston Effect

Receiving sad news about a dear friend, who was also a very highly respected industry leader,  is always difficult. On Friday, January 31st, we at Greater Giving felt shock waves rolling through our company with receiving the call that Kathy Kingston had passed away peacefully in her sleep. Kathy was the founder and principal of… Read More »


Help! What To Do When Your Silent Auction Guests Lose Focus

Regardless of how many strategies you employ, you may find your silent auction staggering under an audience that has lost its focus. It’s a problem your emcee may notice first, but it’s problem he cannot solve with his engaging personality alone. Find out more about working with a silent auction audience in Greater Giving’s webinar… Read More »