Fundraising Tips & Tricks

Creating a Press Release for Your Next Non-Profit Fundraising Event

Press releases, once solely given to the press for their publication, can now be repurposed and published on your nonprofit’s website, community calendars, and other websites that might draw viewers interested in attending. If properly written, they can include keywords that will bring a larger audience to your website and increase your search engine rankings… Read More »

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Running a Successful Silent Auction [Infographic]

Silent Auctions are an effective way to engage guests and raise money for any charitable organization. Whether stand-alone or part of a larger event, silent auctions can provide a social environment for guests to support your cause through competitive bidding, donations and an emotional attachment to the good you are doing. Visit our detailed Silent… Read More »

A Twelve-Month Non-Profit Volunteer Strategy

Effective non-profit volunteer strategies don’t begin and end on event night. A twelve-month engagement strategy reflects a nonprofit’s mission, values, and goals. And, over time, your strategy will help refine the processes you need to create a more rewarding experience for everyone who benefits from the knowledge and skills of your volunteers. Instead of viewing… Read More »

An Administrative Approach to Recruiting Non-Profit Volunteers

Volunteers are an invaluable part of a nonprofit’s success. However, the work we expect of them can take their toll in the fast-paced environment of an annual non-profit fundraising event. This can lead to bad experiences for both your volunteers and your donors. Putting policies and procedures in place to combat burnout could be your… Read More »

Types of Events Standards and Diversification

From Galas to golf tournaments, nonprofits have diverse events, some of which have expanded into multiple day extravaganzas. This lively infographic is hand-drawn by Urban Wild Studio at our 2019 Thought Leadership Summit and is the basis for the following article. The content is based on a presentation via Greater Giving team member Tracey leading… Read More »

A Look at the Technological Aspect of Your Virtual Event

Part of our Virtual Fundraising Event and Gala series, view more articles here – Virtual Fundraising Events When it comes to virtual events there’s nothing more important to its success than the ability to effectively communicate with its attendees. If a technical glitch occurs it could cause your message to be garbled or missed altogether…. Read More »

Merge the Old and New with Pen-and-Paper Auctions

The Therapeutic Riding Institute, the first equine-based therapy organization in the world, holds an auction every year to cover the costs of housing and caring for their therapy horses.   Check out the full Therapeutic Riding Institute client story for more details. While you’re there, check out our other client stories as well. The TRI relies… Read More »

Building Your Mission Into Your Event

When you incorporate your mission into your event, it helps your event stand out and connects it to your cause. Events are mainstays of the fundraising world because they bring the community together, attract new donors and volunteers, and of course, raise money. At our 2019 Thought Leadership Summit, Swaim Strategies led a presentation on… Read More »