Having outgrown both paper tools and PC software, Chaminade College Preparatory School needed better technology to move their fundraising to the next level.
Chaminade is a Catholic day and resident school for young men in St. Louis, Missouri. Providing a well-rounded educational program, the school seeks to help each student develop his talents and discover his unique contribution to the wider society.
Fundraising is a big part of how they support their diverse academic programs. So Chaminade implemented Greater Giving’s Online Payments to harness the power of the Internet: selling event tickets, taking donations, and selling merchandise online. The school has since surpassed the one-million-dollar mark for online donations! Now they use Online Payments for all their fundraising activities.
In 2012, Chaminade moved its benefit auction out of the school gym and into a more elegant venue. At the same time, they decided to give the event an extra advantage with mobile bidding. In 2013, they switched to Greater Giving’s Online Bidding solution, which saved them $6000 per year and integrates seamlessly into their existing Greater Giving products. Online Bidding has made a big difference for the school: reducing errors, saving time and, most importantly, making bidding easier for their auction guests. Combined with a selective strategy for procuring auction items, Online Bidding has helped Chaminade significantly increase their per-item sale prices.