Masquerade Auction Theme

Top 5 Posts from 2014

It’s been a busy year for us here at Greater Giving. Most importantly, we launched our blog! We continue to transfer information from a resource library into our blog as well as post new articles on the latest trends in the fundraising world. We strive to provide interesting, highly relevant, and easily-digestible content, so please… Read More »

Volunteer Impact Infograph

Volunteer Impact Reporting

Your volunteers are a great group of people who do a lot for your organization. How do they know what impact they have? How do you know what impact they have? What could you do with that knowledge? According to nonprofit software management research firm Software Advice, “55% of nonprofits collect data to measure the… Read More »

Giving Tuesday Summary

A Snapshot of #GivingTuesday 2014

  What do a puppy, Giving Tuesday and $500 have in common? The answer is Greater Giving.    We were busy this year working to support our community of organizations in easily and effectively launching their Giving Tuesday campaigns. Here are some great resources you may have missed: 5 Easy Steps to Launch Your Giving Tuesday Campaign… Read More »

Stay at home auction

Trending: the Stay-at-Home Auction

The Stay-At-Home Auction We’re witnessing a small movement towards “Stay-at-home auctions”. More and more, the cost of putting on a big event can outweigh the benefits for smaller organizations, schools, and churches, so they’re trying something new. Putting on an annual fundraising gala is a hefty amount of work—with venues to scout, auctioneers to hire,… Read More »

Content Management System

Guest Post: Leveraging Content Management to Help Secure Funds

In the world of fundraising, missing paperwork equals missed donations, which can be tough to swallow when every dollar counts. Using a content management system and automating business processes ensures efficiency and donor retention. Both business process automation (BPA) and content management systems should be leveraged to track donations and streamline donation-driven activities. This not… Read More »

Auction Chair

5 Tips for First Time Auction Chairs

Congratulations! You just got elected Auction Chair. You’ve got a big job ahead of you, but we are here to help. Here are some tips for first-time Auction Chairs to help make the transition smoother. Shadow Your Predecessor Ideally the previous Auction Chair is still finishing out his or her term. If so, find a… Read More »

Masquerade Auction Theme

12 Creative Auction Themes

Thousands of events later, our team of fundraising experts has compiled the ultimate list of the latest creative auction themes! A creative auction theme highlights both the cause and the fact that it is a fundraiser (e.g. Bid for Kids, The Big Give, Night of Hope etc.). The golden rule is: the more fun guests have, the more they will… Read More »