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 »


Top 11 Fund-A-Need Auction Killers

You’ve put a lot of work into planning your Fund-A-Need campaign. How do you ensure it will be successful? In our recent webinar, 7 Essentials to Fund-a-Need Success with Auction brio LLC, Mark Schroeder shared his insights. Tapping into years of experience as a certified benefit auctioneer, Mark listed the things to watch out for… Read More »



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 »