Fundraising Tips & Tricks

go time mobile bidding

How I Fundraise: Sunny Hills Services on Go Time

This quick 5 minute How I Fundraise video features Greater Giving Client Sunny Hills Services and their Development Coordinator Elizabeth Mathern, sharing her story of “How I Fundraise” using Go Time and Mobile Bidding. Sunny Hills Services, located in Marin County, CA has been supporting vulnerable youth and their families since 1895. Their fall fundraising… Read More »


Bid Assistant

Accessorize Mobile Bid Assistants to Stand Out

Created for mobile bidding events, Mobile ‘Bid Assistants’ are trained in your mobile bidding platform to provide guests with an easy point of contact at your event. These volunteers and/or staff will look around for puzzled faces and help guests who are new to mobile bidding or who need help placing bids. Marking bid assistants with easy-to-identify colors,… Read More »



Juice Bar

Charging Station 101 (Mobile Juice Bars)

Charging Station, Help Station, Juice Bar, Extra Sponsorship JUICE BAR: A cell phone charging area with multiple chargers for different smartphones; at fundraising events, this is ideally staffed with a Bid Assistant to help troubleshoot mobile connection troubles and assist with placing bids. When your event includes mobile bidding, a dreaded low-battery can dampen the guest experience…. Read More »


Demystify Mobile Bidding

Demystifying the Mobile Bidding Fundraiser

Greater Giving Mobile Bidding is a paperless way to manage bidding at your next fundraising auction. Hundreds of our client organizations are utilizing mobile bidding for one simple reason: they raise more! Guests pull out their smartphones and seamlessly mobile bid from anywhere at an event. The tool enables organizations to: pre-register guests; reduce long check-in and… Read More »


Mobile Bidding Best Practices for Special Appeal

Does your Special Appeal need a little jazzing up? Need a new way to generate excitement for that special project? Try mobile bidding to increase engagement for your cause. The Special Appeal (aka “fund-a-cause,” “fund-a-need,” “fund-an-item,” “paddle-raise,” or “dedicated pledge”) can be a highlight of your auction or even a stand-alone campaign. The idea is… Read More »




Fundraising Culture

Guest Post: 9 Tips to Create a Fundraising Culture in Your Organization

The most successful organizations know that fundraising is the responsibility of every single associate and board member. However, the burden of raising funds often falls solely on the development staff, making it much more difficult for them to achieve their goals. Success is far more likely if everyone is motivated enough to participate in fundraising… Read More »