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Dan Friess Incight

Incight’s Dan Friess on Business Savvy Nonprofits

 Dan Friess is the Executive Director of Incight, a small nonprofit that helps students with disabilities get into college and job seekers get employed. One of the biggest challenges the organization faces is how to help key stakeholders become actively engaged in the work. One important factor in Friess’s success is having a staff… Read More »


Getting Your Board On-Board with Mobile Bidding + Featured ACS Video

  Getting Your Board On-Board with Mobile Bidding This was the first year that the American Cancer Society of Portland, Oregon used Greater Giving’s new Mobile Bidding solution for their annual Hope Ball. The Ball was a huge success, and everyone was excited about the new bidding technology—but nobody was anticipating it quite as much… Read More »


Auctioneering School

What It Takes to Become an Auctioneer

My time at Auctioneer School I recently took a course at Mendenhall School of Auctioneering to become an Auctioneer.  I’ve spent the last 6 years working with auctioneers across the U.S. and I have always had great respect for them; after spending 9 days in this class, my respect has quadrupled. Like many other nonprofit volunteers –… Read More »


Thought Leadership Summit

The Greatest Fundraising Best Practices Straight from the Experts

We’ve gathered some cutting-edge fundraising best practices from experts after an impromptu get together in Portland. The discussion yielded an abundance of tips, fundraising challenges, best practices, and visions for the future of nonprofit technology! Here is a small sneak-peak into what fundraising best practices the group came up with: A comment is an opportunity for supportive activism:… Read More »


Greater Giving Matthew Spellman

Expert Corner with Matthew Spellman, User Experience Designer

We sat down with Greater Giving’s Matthew Spellman, User Experience Designer (UX) to talk about how the company is designing out products to be more user-friendly for clients, as well as discuss tips Nonprofits should keep in mind when designing their campaigns and websites for their donors and supporters. What is a User Experience Designer?… Read More »


Leaderboard Setup

Easy Leaderboard Simple Setup

Easy Leaderboard Simple Setup To experience our #Leaderboard, copy/paste or type this into your browser: ggo.mobi/lb/OBdemo  Leaderboards are a huge value-add, included with Greater Giving Mobile Bidding. Question: What is the Greater Giving Leaderboard? Answer: It’s a link sent to you to display on a screen at your event. Question: How can it be displayed? Answer: On anything… Read More »


Nonprofit Social Media Wrap

Nonprofit Social Media Wrap: June 2014

Nonprofit Social Media Wrap – June 2014 This month in the nonprofit social media world, Mobile Bidding was again a hot topic. With the fall season looming, and spring events swinging back into the planning stages, non-profit organizations are attending Mobile Bidding seminars, researching success stories, and planning their own foray into this new technological… Read More »


Nonprofit Social Media Wrap

Social Media Wrap: May 2014

In this month’s Social Media Wrap,many of our top social media posts hit an audience nerve: bringing simple science to your live and silent auctions to make the most fundraising dollars from each auction package.     We had a guest post this month by Winspire, discussing how to get the most mileage out of… Read More »



Expert Corner Mark Wehrmeister

Expert Corner with Mark Wehrmeister on Nonprofit Technology

http://youtube.com/watch?v=aZ8V0voBtU8&feature I was able to sit down with our very own Mark Wehrmeister, VP of Technology and Operations to talk about what’s under the hood at Greater Giving and his advice on nonprofit technology. What is your role? Mark: My role at Greater Giving is Vice President of Technology and Operations. Why did you choose Greater Giving?… Read More »