Top Social Media Scams to Avoid

Social media isn’t what it used to be. Gone are the days of just posting pictures of your dog or vacation highlights. Now every time you log on, you are confronted with all kinds of memes, ads, and shared posts from your network and beyond. You might not realize that cybercriminals target social media sites for this very… Read More »

#GivingTuesday, Day of Giving Back

Each year on #GivingTuesday, Greater Giving takes the day to volunteer and give of our time because we are thankful for the work of all our nonprofit and school clients across the country. In advance of this year’s #GivingTuesday volunteer efforts, I sat down with some members of our team to reflect on their experiences… Read More »

Pitching for a Yes, Part 3: Making the Ask!

This post is the seventh and final 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 »

Increase Your Year-End Fundraising Donations

Is your end-of-year fundraising campaign feeling lackluster? Are you having trouble getting donations from new donors—even from existing donors who gave last year? Before December 31st hits, here’s how you can amp up your capital campaign to encourage last-minute donations and meet your year-end fundraising goals. Start by refining your message Establish a clear call… Read More »

Increase Engagement in Your End-of-Year Campaign

You have successfully held events, applied for grants, organized volunteers all year long, but there is still one more task to complete before year-end. It’s time to start getting serious about your end-of-year donation campaign. Here are some tips to help you reach your supporters and make that final push a success. Engage supporters across multiple mediums Your campaign… Read More »

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What Everyone Should Know About Auction Items [INFOGRAPHIC]

There are many questions when it comes to soliciting and packaging auction items—what should we solicit, how many do we need, are there packages that perform better than others, where do I find quality items… We cover all these questions and more in the “What Everyone Should Know About Auction Items” infographic along with some… Read More »

Host a volunteer event on #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday celebrates giving in all forms, not just money donations. So why not offer your supporters a fun way to give their time and energy to your cause? Create a special single-day volunteer event and give people a chance to put their hands to work and have a great time doing it. #GivingTuesday—the brainchild… Read More »