Fundraising Tips & Tricks

Conservation Northwest Saved Annual Gala with Online Fundraiser

Dedicated to sustainable forestry and ecological resilience, Conservation Northwest usually holds its annual gala in the spring.   Check out the full Conservation Northwest Blazes New Trail with Virtual Gala client story for more details on their successful switch to a virtual gala. While you’re there, check out our other client stories as well.   This… Read More »

Community Action Saved Their Fundraiser by Going Digital

Community Action addresses the needs of people experiencing poverty in Washington County, Oregon. They were on target for holding their annual gala when the coronavirus pandemic hit and the governor issued stay-at-home orders. Undaunted, the organization switched gears and decided to hold the event online. Learn more by reading the entire client story – Community Action… Read More »

8 Virtual Event Best Practices

Are you jumping from a live gala to an online version and not quite sure where to begin? We have put together eight virtual event ideas to get you inspired!   Live events, better engagement To make the kind of impact that duplicates an in-person fundraiser, it’s important to provide them with a real-time experience…. Read More »

7 Virtual Event Execution Tips

Now that virtual events are more commonplace, rethinking your event execution strategy is an important first step. We’ve compiled seven virtual event ideas that will help you get started! Create a plan designed for virtual events When planning several virtual events, your programs should follow a consistent pattern that can be easily duplicated. Design a… Read More »

The Importance of Keeping the Goals You’ve Set for 2020

Fundraising strategies have undergone drastic changes and nonprofits everywhere are turning to innovative ways to continue reaching for their goals. For some, this means increasing their traditional and digital marketing, for others it means stepping into the new world of live virtual events. Whichever method your organization chooses to use to reach potential donors, the… Read More »

Best Practices: Creating a Strong Appeal

Delivering a good fundraising appeal is your avenue to reaching potential donors. Whether your mission is simple or multi-layered, there is a lot to accomplish. It must be broad enough to be meaningful to people from differing background, compelling enough to impact them emotionally, and include an effective call to action that will motivate them… Read More »

How to Engage Guests Before Your Virtual Event

Fundraising season is looking a little different this year, as more nonprofits than ever have turned to holding virtual events. And it’s presenting some new challenges—without the opportunity to connect with your would-be bidders in person, how do you get the word out about your upcoming event? How do you build the excitement and anticipation?… Read More »

Creating a Connection with Your Virtual Audience

Part of our Virtual Fundraising Event and Gala series, view more articles here – Virtual Fundraising Events Keeping your audience engaged, inspired, and motivated during a virtual event poses a unique challenge. You have about thirty seconds to grab their attention and from that moment on you are competing with their devices, interruptions from other… Read More »

Help! What To Do When Your Silent Auction Guests Lose Focus

Regardless of how many strategies you employ, you may find your silent auction staggering under an audience that has lost its focus. It’s a problem your emcee may notice first, but it’s problem he cannot solve with his engaging personality alone. Find out more about working with a silent auction audience in Greater Giving’s webinar… Read More »