This summer, Greater Giving gathered with a panel of experts at our annual Thought Leadership Summit to share their fundraising best practices.
The round-table discussions lead to an incredible amount of how-to’s, best practices, and thoughts on the future of nonprofit fundraising.
Here is a small sneak-peak into what fundraising best practices the group came up with:
*Greater Giving’s Go Time has significantly helped our volunteer experience. It’s easy to use and training is so simple.
*We found success in recruiting local businesses or local branches of businesses to volunteer on event night.
*Differentiating ourselves from other auctions in town; keeping it fresh and interesting. We started creating different events to attract a different audience.
*We work hard to ensure our donors leave at the end thinking “best event ever” not about operations on the back end or exiting the event through a long check-out.
*There has been an increase in competition from other events which means your organization has to make changes guests want to see, making collecting feedback crucial.
*How late guests stay into the evening is a key indicator of success. It’s a metric you can easily see on event night.
*One way to manage to get new sponsors is to start by getting volunteers from that business.
*With Greater Giving our process has streamlined and our committee/volunteers aren’t learning a new system every time.
Get the full Thought Leadership Summit Fundraising Best Practices Paper 2015.