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Dan Friess Incight

Incight’s Dan Friess on Business Savvy Nonprofits

Dan Friess is the Executive Director of Incight, a small nonprofit that helps students with disabilities get into college and job seekers get employed. One of the biggest challenges the organization faces is how to help key stakeholders become actively engaged in the work. One important factor in Friess’s success is having a staff member… Read More »


Golf Fundraisers

Raising Money with Golf Events

Raising Money with Golf Events Golf events offer enormous potential for raising funds. Over 800,000 golf tournaments are held in the U.S. each year. While the average golf event only raises $5000 with 72 players, the big events can raise up to $300,000. How do they do it? The Golf Tournament Association of America (GTAA)… Read More »


Auction Planner Checklist

Greater Giving Auction Planner Checklist

Get your FREE Auction Planner now. Gala season is upon us as we head back to school and say goodbye to the sunshine. It’s time for many auction planners and fundraisers to hunker down and begin planning. Organizing a successful benefit auction takes thoughtful preparation and hard work. Executing the right tasks in the right order… Read More »


mobile bidding solution

Getting Your Board On-Board with Mobile Bidding + Featured ACS Video

Getting Your Board On-Board with Mobile Bidding This was the first year that the American Cancer Society of Portland, Oregon used Greater Giving’s new Mobile Bidding solution for their annual Hope Ball. The Ball was a huge success, and everyone was excited about the new bidding technology—but nobody was anticipating it quite as much as… Read More »


Writing for Nonprofits

Writing for Nonprofits Whitepaper

Extract taken from our Writing for Nonprofits Whitepaper: Writing for Nonprofits Your nonprofit organization does important work that impacts lives every day. Hone your ability to find a story and tell it in an innovative, genuine and impactful kind of way. This strand of storytelling is the single most important form of marketing, because supporters… Read More »



Greater Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday Has Shown That Social Media Works!

#GivingTuesday has shown that social media works! Whether you already have a social media presence or you’ve never posted before, your #GivingTuesday campaign is the ideal opportunity to join the conversation, gain supporters, and raise funds for your constituents. Here are 10 steps for your nonprofit to roll out your Giving Tuesday social media campaign:… Read More »


Auctioneering School

What It Takes to Become an Auctioneer

My time at Auctioneer School I recently took a course at Mendenhall School of Auctioneering to become an Auctioneer.  I’ve spent the last 6 years working with auctioneers across the U.S. and I have always had great respect for them; after spending 9 days in this class, my respect has quadrupled. Like many other nonprofit volunteers –… Read More »


Thought Leadership Summit

The Greatest Fundraising Best Practices Straight from the Experts

We’ve gathered some cutting-edge fundraising best practices from experts after an impromptu get together in Portland. The discussion yielded an abundance of tips, fundraising challenges, best practices, and visions for the future of nonprofit technology! Here is a small sneak-peak into what fundraising best practices the group came up with: A comment is an opportunity for supportive activism:… Read More »


Greater Giving Mobile Bidding

How Does Mobile Bidding Work?

Mobile Bidding is a fast growing trend at fundraising auctions and golf events. The feedback from Greater Giving clients has been amazing and organizations are reporting large increases in the total dollars raised during their silent auction, as a result of using mobile bidding. A common question among guests, donors, board members and volunteers is… Read More »