The Donor Follow-up

How to do the donor follow-up! A potential donor is worth far more than a single donation, and a lifetime donor is priceless. The donor follow-up, post event, is a key part of establishing and maintaining a long-term relationship; it lets them know you appreciate their generosity, value their participation, and keeps them engaged after… Read More »

Southfield School’s Melanie Johnson on Fundraising Challenges

We sat down with Melanie Johnson, with Southfield School in Shreveport, LA to talk about how she chose Greater Giving and what makes her successful in her role, organizing auctions and fundraising challenges. Melanie Johnson, Director of Alumni and Special Events at Southfield School in Shreveport, Louisana, shares her insights. One of their greatest fundraising challenges… Read More »

Dig Deep Into Your Venue’s Internet

Before any fundraising event using mobile bidding or online event software, it’s important to consider what internet access and wireless connection will be required when booking the venue. Once you identify your requirements, reach out to your venue to start negotiations as soon as possible. Meet with representatives from the venue, both the salesperson and a technical… Read More »

Greater Giving Tuesday

What Would Your Organization Do With $500 for Giving Tuesday?

#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, with a team of influencers and founding partners, we launched a global movement that has engaged over 10,000 organizations worldwide. So what is Greater Giving doing to bring in the giving? We’re launching our Giving Tuesday Donation Page Contest!… Read More »

Keep calm and donate

How to Create an Irresistible Donation Page for Experts

Expert’s Guide to Creating an Irresistible Donation Page As you well know, online registration and donations can eliminate a number of headaches for your organization. We’ve put together a list of best practices that can help you get even more out of your online giving pages. Mobile Bidding—Add a Mobile Bidding and FAQ page to your… Read More »

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday Ideas with the Biggest ROI

Giving Tuesday Google Hangout on Ideas with the Biggest ROI Together with Double the Donation, Giving Tuesday and 92Y’s Kait Sheridan, America’s Charities’ Sarah Ford, and America Scores Bay Area’s Colin Schmidt, Greater Giving brings you a Google+ Hangout on the The Top #GivingTuesday Ideas That Yield The Biggest ROI. The Google Hangout features examples… Read More »

St. Joseph Catholic School’s Peggy DiPrima on the Challenges of Fundraising

Peggy DiPrima, Event Coordinator for St. Joseph Catholic School in Vancouver, Washington talks about the challenges of fundraising among parents who are already paying tuition and the need to reach beyond the school community for event sponsors and attendees. Utilizing Greater Giving’s online software, St. Joseph can now give participants the opportunity to register online,… Read More »

What to Say When Your Board Tells You to Create the #IceBucketChallenge”

#IceBucketChallenge” Campaign It was pretty incredible, wasn’t it? Over 2,330,000 videos popped up on the web of people dumping buckets of ice over their heads. (I still can’t believe that!) 28M people joined the conversation about Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and ALS raised about $85 million in less than a month. Understandably, achieving this kind of… Read More »

Mobile Card Reader release notes

Top 5 New Fall Greater Giving Features

Top 5 New Fall Greater Giving Features School is back in session with crisp cool air and football back on TV, which can only mean one thing: fall fundraiser season is upon us. Greater Giving’s team has been working all spring and summer to roll out new features for fall events. The release notes below highlight tools and features that… Read More »