Fundraising Tips & Tricks

How to Handle Breaking News on Event Day

A busted pipe, inclement weather, or maybe a rerouted highway due to road construction; there is always the chance an unfortunate event may suddenly present itself with only moments to go before your big event’s kick-off. Unpredictable and frustrating surprises can set the tone of the evening even before your guests step onto the property…. Read More »

The Making of a Unique Event

Event organizers are masters of producing fun and exciting charitable events, but the task of making each one unique can be challenging.   Covenant House Michigan has solved this dilemma by relying on a central theme that offers a memorable evening of entertainment year after year. Each year, Covenant House’s event organizers produce a Broadway… Read More »

Easy Crafter Hacks for Event Decor

It can be stressful when the clock is winding down to your biggest event of the year and you feel like the décor hasn’t got the “wow” factor you expected. Everything’s in place and ready for your guests, but when they walk through the door will they be transported into an unforgettable event experience? When… Read More »

Corporate Social Responsibility: The Ask

In recent blog posts we’ve explored Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and how our current business climate presents unique opportunities for nonprofits. Now it’s time prepare to craft your approach to potential corporate sponsors and underwriting opportunities and make the Ask. Just to review, here’s what we’ve covered: What Does Corporate Social Responsibility Have To Do… Read More »

Thanks for a Great 2017!

Thank you for continuing to make this such a great community. As everyone here at Greater Giving looks back at 2017, we feel so fortunate to have you reading, subscribing, commenting, and sharing the articles and resources we posted throughout the year. We would like to thank you for being part of our community, and… Read More »

Greater Giving Blog Highlights of 2017

It’s been a busy year with the Greater Giving Resource Library! Strategies, resources, infographics, success stories, and many more awesome posts have provided insight and inspiration into the world of non-profit fundraising. Below are just some of the most popular posts of 2017. Fundraising Event Tips and Best Practices This year the Greater Giving Resource… Read More »

Using Surveys to Refine Your Venue Search

When searching for an event venue word-of-mouth and past experiences tend to lead the way to a final decision. While those methods have their merits, they can easily lead you down the wrong path with missing information or someone else’s tainted experience. To zero in on the perfect venue it’s best to start with your… Read More »

Get the Best Deal on Your Next Venue

Every penny counts in fundraising. When it comes to planning an event, with its costs measured against its returns, the stakes are double. Production expenses can vary dramatically depending on the size and theme of your event, and while catering, décor and entertainment may have some wiggle room, your venue budget often won’t share that… Read More »