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As Greater Giving’s Product Manager, I have the privilege of overseeing the exciting innovations that we place into our product lines. As someone who attends a number of non-profit events, I also get to see how those enhancements in-use firsthand. It’s a thrill to watch a supporter zip through check-in, and know that I had… Read More »

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Making a Difference: Changing Gift Giving to Donation Giving

There’s a growing trend among parents, engaged couples and folks from all walks of life, to replace traditional gift giving with gift donating. From birthdays to weddings to graduations and more, people are requesting that their friends and families join them in supporting a cause rather than giving gifts. Parents, in particular, are starting to… Read More »

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Online Bidding – An Ideal Melding of Online Auctions and Mobile Bidding

Online Bidding will connect more people to your cause—wherever they are! Greater Giving Online Bidding is an all-in-one, secure, online fundraising solution with the functionality to support both mobile bidding and online auctions at your events year-round—for one low annual fee. This innovative feature within Greater Giving Event Software will enable you to register guests… Read More »


Increase Revenues and Reduce Donor Attrition with Effective Stewardship

What does ‘good stewardship’ mean to your organization? For some nonprofits, stewardship simply means remembering to thank donors when they donate their time and/or money—immediately before the organization solicits donors for more time and/or money. This reactionary stewardship model defines stewardship as what an organization does for a donor after they’ve made a gift. In… Read More »

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Express Gratitude Year-round to Build Support

Simply taking the time to communicate the words “thank you” can be very powerful. Giving thanks to everyone who supports your organization shouldn’t be saved for a specific time of year—it should take place year-round. Thanking your supporters should come from a place of sincerity—not just a checkbox on your list of things to do…. Read More »

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Google Analytics for Nonprofits – Website Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

In our previous post, “Google Analytics for Nonprofits—Getting Started”, we talked about configuring your website for Google Analytics reporting along with some initial concepts of analyzing your new data. As you begin to navigate Google Analytics (GA) and see what it can do, you’ll find that there are upwards of 100 reports available—without adding any… Read More »

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Top 10 Tips for Online Bidding Events

Auctions using online bidding technology for mobile bidding events and/or online auctions typically generate more revenue—nonprofits have reported an increase of up to 30%. Providing guests with the ability to bid via mobile devices will open your auction up to many benefits that will help increase the amount you can raise at your event (or anywhere… Read More »


3 Steps to Timing Your Sponsor Ask

This post is the second in a series designed to open you up to a new way of viewing sponsors and their role within your nonprofit’s overall strategy. These posts are based on the “Sponsorship Strategy: Recruiting and Keeping Sponsor Partners” eBook from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post focuses on a… Read More »


Give Procurement a Boost with Hot Items

One of the hardest things to do when you’re planning an auction is to procure those hot items you know your audience wants—items so unique they can’t be found anywhere else. If you’re lucky, you already have an established group of donors who, year after year, give you exactly what you’re looking for. Yet the… Read More »