Fundraising Tips & Tricks

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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 »



Quick & Easy End-of-Year Giving Ideas

If you haven’t started your end-of-year campaign efforts, don’t fret—there’s still time. Greater Giving understands the importance of end-of-year giving and we want to help your organization maximize your time and energy when it comes to building a year-end or #GivingTuesday campaign. With our Online Payments tool, you can quickly and easily create a donation… Read More »


How Wealth Relates to Donations

With 2017 being a record-breaking year for giving—over $410 billion was donated to charitable causes—it’s helpful to understand how wealth relates to giving. In its Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2017, Giving USA provides some valuable insights into the interplay between wealth and giving. For instance, America’s richest individuals experienced a substantial increase in wealth… Read More »


Nonprofit Internships: Making the Most of the Experience

From being a gopher to manning a phone bank during a fundraiser; non-profit internships play an invaluable role in a nonprofit’s success. They are committed to the work, have new ideas and their commitment to your mission carries on long after their participation in your internship program ends. Nonprofit internships offer benefits to both the… Read More »


How to Make the Most of Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are the best kept secret in fundraising. What’s odd is that no one is going out of their way to keep the secret about matching gift donations, yet donors have no idea that they could be eligible to double their donations to their favorite nonprofits. So what exactly are these matching gifts? Simply… Read More »


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Emoji in Email Subject Lines ⚠️ Proceed with Caution

This post about emoji in email subject lines was originated from a great conversation at Greater Giving’s Thought Leadership Summit this past year. When raising money through fundraising events or capital campaigns, communication with supporters and donors is paramount for nonprofit organization success. Email has proven to be one of the most effective channels to… Read More »


Giving Tuesday 2018 Basics

Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), #GivingTuesday is a counterpoint to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. After a weekend of consumer spending, #GivingTuesday provides a moment to pause, be grateful, support causes you care about, join together with friends and colleagues and share your stories on social media. This year, #GivingTuesday is… Read More »


Online Giving Trends Upward in 2017

It’s probably no surprise that online giving trends are on the rise. In the Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2017, Giving USA examined online giving trends in detail, providing insights into fundraising results from email campaigns, direct online giving and social media engagement. Email Fundraising Overall, email fundraising increased in 2017 compared to 2016. Representing… Read More »


The Importance of Branding in the Nonprofit Sector

The term “branding” is increasingly working its way into the vernacular of non-profit organizations. Brands are synonymous with recognition and today’s reality is that recognized non-profits tend to dominate fundraising markets. The non-profit sector should not dismiss branding as an irrelevant for-profit marketing tactic, and here’s why. First, let’s talk about what it means to… Read More »