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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 »

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 »

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… 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 »

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 »

How to Create an Irresistible Donation Page for Intermediates

Intermediate’s Guide to Creating an Irresistible Donation Page Now that you have experienced the benefits of online registration and donations, we have a few suggestions for streamlining your processes and increase your revenue even more. Online registration goal—Set a goal to register a percentage of your invitees online. You can determine your target number of online… Read More »

Giving Tuesday with Greater Giving

10 Easy Giving Tuesday Ideas

We asked 400 organizations around the U.S. how they’re going to participate this year in #GivingTuesday, and here are the 10 easy Giving Tuesday ideas they gave us: 1. Social media 2. E-blast 3. Announcement on website 4. Video 5. Social media posts with content tied to their annual appeal 6. Match dollars raised 7…. Read More »

Mobile Bidding 101: Everything You Need to Know

Whether you’re gearing up for an upcoming mobile bidding event or considering a switch to mobile at a future event, here’s a few tips to make your mobile auction a successful one. Open the channels of communication early. Especially if your organization is new to mobile bidding, start communicating with your attendees about it early. You… Read More »