Nonprofit Stories

Greater Giving Gratitude

At Greater Giving we are lucky enough to work every day with people who are truly making the world a better place. Recently we asked Greater Giving employees what they were most grateful to non-profits for, which they have personally worked with; directly benefited from; or supported. Here are some of their responses: I am so grateful… Read More »


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Nonprofit Auction: The Knights Legacy Fundraiser

Very creative packages, a highly supportive community, and a motivated team of volunteers helped The King’s Academy successfully raise over $182,000! The funds raised will support TKA technology, theater, and turf improvements as well as provide financial aid. “We are deeply grateful to each and every person who helped make our KLF 2015 heartfelt and… Read More »


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Woodland Park Zoo Breaks Mobile Bidding Records

We sat down with Lorna Chin, Associate Director, Relationship Data Services and Cortney Bacon, Fundraising Events Supervisor and Jungle Party Manager, to discuss their 39th Annual Jungle Party. They used Greater Giving Mobile Bidding for the first time this year and their guests loved it! Woodland Park Zoo was founded in 1899 and works to… Read More »


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How I Fundraise: Making Headway Foundation

We spoke with Catherine Lepone, the Executive Director for the Making Headway Foundation about her fundraising endeavors. The Making Headway Foundation, established in 1996, provides families with care, comfort, and a cure for children with brain or spinal cord tumors. The organization does multiple fundraising events every year using Greater Giving, including walk-a-thons, peer-to-peer, golf tournaments,… Read More »


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Emeril Lagasse Foundation Raises the Bar with Greater Giving Mobile Bidding

We sat down with Molly Loubiere, Event Coordinator at the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, after their 10th Annual Carnivale du Vin Fundraising weekend. They used Greater Giving Mobile Bidding for their two-day fundraiser and hit it out of the park! The Emeril Lagasse Foundation supports children’s educational programs, life skills development initiatives, culinary training and cultural enrichment, and these events are… Read More »


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Humane Society for Southwest Washington’s Stephanie Baker on Procurement

Stephanie Baker, Marketing and Events Coordinator of the Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW), describes her biggest challenge as prioritizing and finding the time to put into procurement. She credits her success to her volunteers: “There’s no way I could do what I do without them.” Baker advises other nonprofits to “tell your story.” Working… Read More »


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Smiles for SMA’s Cole Parker Randall Memorial Golf Tournament

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, The Randall family along with Smiles for SMA, held the inaugural Cole Parker Randall Memorial Golf Tournament. This event had three objectives: To raise awareness of the number one genetic cause of mortality in infants; to raise funds for research to cure SMA; and most of all to honor the life and memory of… Read More »


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Splash Org’s Peter Drury on Nonprofit Branding & Marketing

Our Senior Marketing Manager, Jill Boyer, sat down with Peter Drury, Director of Strategy with Splash in Seattle, WA to talk marketing, nonprofit branding, and peer-to-peer fundraising.   Peter and Jill discussed how Splash’s marketing strategies have aided its fundraising, and more specifically, what prompted the organization’s re-brand. Seven years old, Splash’s original name was “A Child’s Right”. Its mission… Read More »


Southfield School’s Melanie Johnson on Fundraising Challenges

We sat down with Melanie Johnson, with Southfield School in Shreveport, LA to talk about how she chose Greater Giving and what makes her successful in her role, organizing auctions and fundraising challenges. Melanie Johnson, Director of Alumni and Special Events at Southfield School in Shreveport, Louisana, shares her insights. One of their greatest fundraising challenges… Read More »


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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 »