Auction 101

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 »


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 »


Hootsuite Hootgiving Social Media for Nonprofits

Guest Post: Doing More With Less – How Nonprofits Build Social Media Armies

Doing More With Less: How Nonprofits Build Social Media Armies Nonprofits can be some of the most innovative and creative organizations because they often have to make the most of limited resources. This is particularly true when it comes to marketing and PR, where some have figured out how to turn employees and volunteers into… Read More »



Nonprofit Social Media Wrap

Nonprofit Social Media Wrap: June 2014

Nonprofit Social Media Wrap – June 2014 This month in the nonprofit social media world, Mobile Bidding was again a hot topic. With the fall season looming, and spring events swinging back into the planning stages, non-profit organizations are attending Mobile Bidding seminars, researching success stories, and planning their own foray into this new technological… Read More »


Guest Post: Jump-start a Team Approach with Your Nonprofit Board

Professional fundraisers will agree that a customized training is a fantastic way for a nonprofit organization to get the board and staff motivated. Typically nonprofit board members are intelligent and accomplished members of our communities who are selected for their expertise. That’s the good news. That’s also the bad news.  Good, because they are well-respected… Read More »


Auction Math

Auction math works for every auction size, makes your planning easier, and reduces auction committee stress. Once you understand what’s required for a successful auction—one that meets or exceeds its revenue goal—it’s simple to set your procurement goals and define your event budget. The first step is to know your revenue goal. Every auction math… Read More »


Training Your Volunteers for Event Night Success

Make the best use of your amazing volunteers—and retain them for years—with these three tips to use when training your volunteers. Volunteers are an invaluable and indispensable resource to your non-profit organization. They believe in your organization’s cause, and they’re committed to turning the mission into a reality. It’s important to get behind the eyes of your volunteers to truly understand… Read More »


Nonprofit Social Media Wrap

Social Media Wrap: May 2014

In this month’s Social Media Wrap,many of our top social media posts hit an audience nerve: bringing simple science to your live and silent auctions to make the most fundraising dollars from each auction package.     We had a guest post this month by Winspire, discussing how to get the most mileage out of… Read More »


Auction Trends in the Digital Age

The Top 5 Auction Trends in the Digital Age

While many fundraising techniques have stood the test of time, today’s digital technologies are opening up a whole new set of opportunities for non-profits. By embracing these new tools, you’ll be able to engage your supporters in new ways and increase your revenue. Our new guide, “The Top 5 Auction Trends in the Digital Age”,… Read More »