Fundraising Tips & Tricks

Are Young People Empowered to See Philanthropy as Part of Their Lives?

How do nonprofit organizations ensure a steady stream of supporters into the future? How can young people be empowered to see philanthropy as an integrated part of their lives? These and other questions galvanized organizations in the 1980’s and 1990’s to start focusing on young people and figure out how to inspire the next generation… Read More »



Is Your Donor Base in Line with the Annual Report on Philanthropy and Families?

Have you ever wondered if there are patterns of philanthropy that are distinct between generations? Giving USA tackled the question if there’s a difference in how women and men give to charity? In its Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2017, offering valuable information on how giving differs. Giving Among Sons and Daughters Addressing gender and giving,… Read More »


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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 »