Fundraising Tips & Tricks


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 »


Plug Into Corporate Giving

Are you looking for effective ways to connect with businesses for fundraising? Today’s business climate is putting an additional set of pressures on corporations, which creates a unique set of opportunities for your nonprofit. Approaching corporations for fundraising purposes is very different from approaching individuals. The motivations are not the same, so the approach, the… Read More »


Tailor-Made Messages for #GivingTuesday

Nothing is more important to your #GivingTuesday fundraising campaign than getting the word out. Messaging to your corporate sponsors, volunteers, staff and especially your donors all require their own unique tone, information and call to action.   Inspire each of these important groups to contribute with these tailor-made tips. Rev Up Your Volunteers Three cheers… Read More »



A Guide to Affordable (and Free!) Technology and Digital Resources For Your Non-Profit

Nonprofits and schools can benefit from technology and digital resources— no matter how small the budget. Important areas like marketing, administrative details, advertising, communications, and event management can be spendy. The good news is that there are many high quality affordable, free or discounted services that can help a nonprofit (or any business for that… Read More »


The Check-out Where Everyone Leaves Happy

This is the third in a series of posts about running a successful fundraising event night, written by event service professionals. Event service professionals help troubleshoot technology, advise on using event software, and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible at auctions. Registration isn’t the only bottleneck point in an event that can leave guests with a… Read More »