St. Mary’s Academy | Greater Giving’s Thought Leadership Summit

At this year’s Thought Leadership Summit, Kat Reiner of St. Mary’s Academy shared her thoughts on the challenges of fundraising and the tools that help make the school successful. Kat is the Assistant Director of Special Events and works with three major fundraising events throughout the year. With Greater Giving software, St. Mary’s Academy now… Read More »

Common Event Committee Roles

Would you like to streamline your event planning process? Big fundraising events can be complex, with lots of moving parts and plenty of details to coordinate. Having a clear idea of which roles need to be filled will help you create a top-notch committee with the right people in the right positions. Here is a… Read More »

Free Wheelchair Mission

Free Wheelchair Mission | Greater Giving’s Thought Leadership Summit

Ariel Rigney is the Project and Event Manager for Free Wheelchair Mission in Southern California, which provides free wheelchairs to people in developing countries. We caught up with her at this year’s Thought Leadership Summit, where she shared with us her fundraising challenges and the Greater Giving tools that help her organization succeed. With Greater… Read More »

DIY Booze Bouquet

Flowers are lovely, but they’re not very practical—and for how much money we put into having them at nonprofit events? They’ll shrivel up after a couple of days in a vase on your coffee table, but a booze bouquet is a twist that can provide much more. So this year, try a Booze Bouquet or… Read More »

Guest Post: How Prospect Research Helps You Raise More at Events

Nonprofits do all they can to make the most of their events. They get creative with themes, offer interesting twists on the fundraising standards, and even diversify the way attendees can give. This article aims to give nonprofits another technique to add to the list: prospect research. Prospect research investigates your donor pool, typically looking… Read More »

#GivingTuesday 2015 Wrap-Up

Dreamed up by staff at the 92nd Street Y in NYC four years ago, as a day to give back—both with time and resources—#GivingTuesday 2015 was the most successful event to date. Fueled by social media and the power of personal connections, the hashtag #GivingTuesday had 1.3 million social media mentions, 114 billion impressions on… Read More »

How To Rethink Your Fundraising Event

Do you wonder if all the hard work that goes into a fundraising event is worth it in the end? We talk with nonprofits all the time who invest tons of hours, dollars and volunteers only to pull off a fundraising event without seeing results. If that sounds like your organization, it may be time to take a hard… Read More »

Sponsorship Opportunities: Tips for Fundraisers

Offering and securing a variety of sponsorship opportunities for a fundraising event can be one of the most important measurements of success. Yet, soliciting and securing sponsorships is one of the most intimidating parts of the job. We often feel nervous making the ask—coming right out and putting a dollar value on our request for support…. Read More »