Fundraising Tips & Tricks

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 »


Conservation Northwest Saved Annual Gala with Online Fundraiser

Part of our Virtual Fundraising Event and Gala series, view more articles here – Virtual Fundraising Events 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… Read More »


Community Action Saved Their Fundraiser by Going Digital

Part of our Virtual Fundraising Event and Gala series, view more articles here – Virtual Fundraising Events 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… Read More »


8 Virtual Event Best Practices

Part of our Virtual Fundraising Event and Gala series, view more articles here – Virtual Fundraising Events 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… Read More »


7 Virtual Event Execution Tips

Part of our Virtual Fundraising Event and Gala series, view more articles here – Virtual Fundraising Events 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… Read More »