Fundraising Ideas

A collection of the best fundraising ideas for non profits, churches, schools and small groups.

How to Host a Virtual Auction

Suddenly we find ourselves facing a new fundraising landscape. It’s a time of uncertainty with no clear path going forward, and fundraisers everywhere are concerned about the effects this will ultimately have on their events and relationships with their sponsors and donors. Greater Giving has partnered with The AV Department, Swaim Strategies, and Artisan Auctions to… Read More »


A Successful Model for Online Fundraising and Peer-to-Peer

Fundraising when normal business activity is hampered can be very difficult for nonprofits. Fortunately, the implementation of internet-based transaction services has made the problem much easier to overcome. Nearly every demographic in the United States has become accustomed to donating online and effective security features ensure their contributions give them the confidence their dollars will… Read More »



Exchange Sponsor Strategies for Silent Auction Packages

Exchange sponsors, a silent auction contributor who is represented by your regular sponsor, is an out-of-the-box strategy to acquire exciting auction items. It’s a tactic that allows you to establish new relationships, as you strengthen your ties with current sponsors. But what can exchange sponsors offer a silent auction that your regular sponsors haven’t already… Read More »


Fundraising Infographics for your Organization

Fundraising Infographics are a visual way to learn more about a variety of subjects. Our fundraising infographics are another way Greater Giving provides valuable insights from years of experience working with nonprofits and supporting fundraising events. Here is a collection of easy-to-follow Infographics on important subjects created specifically for the nonprofit fundraising professional. We also have… Read More »


Board Meeting Webinar

Board Engagement – Sending a Board Questionnaire

We recently hosted a webinar with Renee Jones, International Champion Auctioneer, and Certified Benefit Specialist, on maximizing board power for your next special event. One of Renee’s biggest takeaways from the webinar was creating and sending out a Board Questionnaire for you and your organization to connect on a deeper level of understanding with your… Read More »


Giving Tuesday 2018 Contest Announcement

Greater Giving is excited to announce our Sixth Annual Giving Tuesday Donation Page Contest! If you use Greater Giving’s Online Payments software for your Giving Tuesday or End of Year campaign this year, send us a screen-shot or URL of your page and you could win a $500 donation for your organization. Your page must… Read More »


#profundraisingtips from Darron Meares - Generational Differences at Fundraising Events

Generational Differences in Fundraising (Video and Transcript)

Are there generational differences in fundraising? And if so, what are there different ways to reach out to each generation? Discussing the opportunities to engage with younger generations, the older generation, and the generation in the middle of it all in a way that makes sense to them. This session was originally presented by Darron Meares… Read More »


Signs That Your Event Needs an Update

After several years of producing great events, there comes a time when the same plan that paid off big in the past may cross into redundancy and become stale. If your guests already know what to expect from the night’s program it makes it challenging to deliver the impact you had hoped for. In the… Read More »


Easy and Fun Banned Word Jar Game

Have you volunteered to host a fundraising dinner for your favorite cause? And you are looking for ways to make it more successful? A banned word game can be a great way to energize your guests and pick up a few extra dollars! The game can be adapted in a number of ways as well… Read More »