Fundraising Tips & Tricks

#GivingTuesday, Day of Giving Back

Each year on #GivingTuesday, Greater Giving takes the day to volunteer and give of our time because we are thankful for the work of all our nonprofit and school clients across the country. In advance of this year’s #GivingTuesday volunteer efforts, I sat down with some members of our team to reflect on their experiences… Read More »



Host a volunteer event on #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday celebrates giving in all forms, not just money donations. So why not offer your supporters a fun way to give their time and energy to your cause? Create a special single-day volunteer event and give people a chance to put their hands to work and have a great time doing it. #GivingTuesday—the brainchild… Read More »


Greater Giving wants to support your nonprofit this #GivingTuesday

*Win $500 for your organization on #GivingTuesday November 29, 2016 isn’t just another Tuesday, it is this year’s #GivingTuesday! Greater Giving knows first-hand how this giving day can impact your year-end donations and we want to be a part of your success. With that in mind… Greater Giving is excited to announce our Fourth Annual… Read More »


Do’s and Don’ts of Creating Silent Auction Displays

Grabbing the attention of bidders with auction packages you and your team have spent weeks procuring and curating is never easy. We’ve compiled a few ideas to help make the job easier of preparing your silent auction displays to capture the attention of your donors.   DO: Thank the donor! The quickest way to ensure auction item donors return year… Read More »


Nonprofit Organization Halloween Opportunities

Halloween… What used to be a cute kid’s holiday has now turned into an extravaganza of costumes, parties and celebrations of all kinds. Some nonprofits may be looking to harness this energy and build awareness for their cause. Here are 10 reasons nonprofits are hosting Halloween-themed fundraisers. Certainly you and your staff can dress up… Read More »


Pitching for Yes

Pitching for a Yes, Part 1: Exploring Your Value

This post is the fifth in a series designed to open you up to a new way of viewing sponsors and their role within your nonprofit’s overall strategy. These posts are based on the “Sponsorship Strategy: Recruiting and Keeping Sponsor Partners” eBook from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post focuses on a different… Read More »


Listening

One Trick that Guarantees a Sponsorship? LISTENING

This post is the fourth in a series designed to open you up to a new way of viewing sponsors and their role within your nonprofit’s overall strategy. These posts are based on the “Sponsorship Strategy: Recruiting and Keeping Sponsor Partners” eBook from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post focuses on a different… Read More »


Harnessing Corporate Altruism

This post is the third in a series designed to open you up to a new way of viewing sponsors and their role within your nonprofit’s overall strategy. These posts are based on the “Sponsorship Strategy: Recruiting and Keeping Sponsor Partners” eBook from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post focuses on a different… Read More »


Giving Tuesday | Global Day of Giving

Have you heard about #GivingTuesday™ (#GT) — the global day of giving? Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), #GivingTuesday is a counterpoint to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. After a weekend of consumer spending, #GivingTuesday provides a moment to pause, be grateful, support causes you care about, join together with friends and… Read More »