Fundraising Tips & Tricks

6 Types of Nonprofit Video Messages

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of creating a meaningful message when a nonprofit wants to engage with their donors. With the captivating visuals and persuasive copy that come from the work of a nonprofit, these messages are naturally compelling and have the potential to motivate donors to act. When you add a cinematic touch… Read More »


Ethical Storytelling + Nonprofit Fundraising

Telling one person’s emotionally compelling success story through an appeal video can be the single most powerful way to inspire donors to give generously. There’s even scientific research to back this up! But asking someone, especially someone who is already in a vulnerable situation, to share what is typically a deeply personal and sensitive story… Read More »


Catering Options for Virtual Fundraising Events-A Q&A with Vibrant Table Catering

A critical part of a fundraising gala is the catering of a delicious meal served to your guests with the utmost care and attention from a catering partner who understands the importance of guest experience and the timing of the meal in your program. At the onset of the pandemic, catering companies across the country… Read More »


Virtual Event Checklist-Your Quick Guide to Planning a Successful Virtual Event

Short on time? Need to plan a virtual event quickly? We pulled together our team at Greater Giving who’ve been watching, supporting, and participating in virtual fundraising events  to come up with the must-do items to host a successful event. Keeping this guide actionable with checkboxes and only the most critical aspects of an event,… Read More »


Quick Revenue Enhancers for Virtual Events

Revenue enhancers like auction games, raffles, and wine pulls are auction staples. They provide a fun little break for guests and provide a fantastic way to make some extra money for your nonprofit. These bonus events allow everyone to get involved and contribute—even those who couldn’t win an auction item. Now that many events are… Read More »


Best of 2020 – Blog Articles

Seasons of change. This year reminded us all to expect the unexpected.  Taking a queue from the U.S. Marine handbook, to succeed this year, a non-profit organization had to be ready to improvise, adapt, and overcome any obstacle or whatever situation that arises. As many organizations made the change from traditional in-person fundraising events to… Read More »


Getting the Most Out of Your Year-End Fundraising

No matter the challenges a year may bring, one thing remains the same: Year-end giving can provide the extra boost needed to meet the funding goals we’ve set. Virtual Fundraising Success As a result of the unique circumstances nonprofits have faced during the Coronavirus pandemic, the world has become much more comfortable with online giving…. Read More »


Socially Distant Fundraising Strategies

Fundraising doesn’t have to be a once a year event. There’s another 364 (sometimes 365) days available to get people involved and contributing to causes that are important to them. Finding safe ways for them to donate during COVID-19 is just as easy, too. Creating a comprehensive plan with a series of small fundraising events… Read More »


Tuning Up a Virtual Event

Another non-profit fundraising season is nearly upon us—after last spring’s sudden shift to online events, it’s a great time to review virtual event options to enhance fundraising. The Evolution of Virtual Events Virtual events first came on the scene during the Digital Revolution in the 1990s as a way to connect small group meetings and… Read More »


Make Year-End Giving Simple

It’s that time of year again when nonprofits and schools focus on Year-End giving and #GivingTuesday campaigns. People are busier and more distracted than ever during this time though, so make sure to give your supporters a quick, secure and easy way to donate to your end of year giving campaigns. The easier it is… Read More »