How to Host a Virtual Auction

Part of our Virtual Fundraising Event and Gala series, view more articles here – Virtual Fundraising Events Suddenly we find ourselves facing a new fundraising landscape. It’s a time of uncertainty with no clear path going forward, and fundraisers everywhere are concerned about the effects this will ultimately have on their events and relationships with… Read More »


A Successful Model for Online Fundraising and Peer-to-Peer

Part of our Virtual Fundraising Event and Gala series, view more articles here – Virtual Fundraising Events Fundraising when normal business activity is hampered can be very difficult for nonprofits. Fortunately, the implementation of internet-based transaction services has made the problem much easier to overcome. Nearly every demographic in the United States has become accustomed… Read More »


Making the Decision: Carry On, Reschedule or Go Online?

Part of our Virtual Fundraising Event and Gala series, view more articles here – Virtual Fundraising Events Your annual gala event is one of your most important fundraisers of the year. It’s what you, your staff and volunteers have been working on for months on end— a fundraiser that helps support the programs and good… Read More »


Recognizing Exchange Sponsors at Your Silent Auction

Part 2 in our discussion about “exchange sponsors”.  Acknowledging event sponsors should always be a part of your program, but what do you do when you are working with exchange sponsors who have partnered with your regular sponsors? An exchange sponsor’s unique role as a silent auction contributor makes them more visible than the regular… Read More »



Exchange Sponsor Strategies for Silent Auction Packages

Exchange sponsors, a silent auction contributor who is represented by your regular sponsor, is an out-of-the-box strategy to acquire exciting auction items. It’s a tactic that allows you to establish new relationships, as you strengthen your ties with current sponsors. But what can exchange sponsors offer a silent auction that your regular sponsors haven’t already… Read More »


The Kingston Effect

Receiving sad news about a dear friend, who was also a very highly respected industry leader,  is always difficult. On Friday, January 31st, we at Greater Giving felt shock waves rolling through our company with receiving the call that Kathy Kingston had passed away peacefully in her sleep. Kathy was the founder and principal of… Read More »


Help! What To Do When Your Silent Auction Guests Lose Focus

Regardless of how many strategies you employ, you may find your silent auction staggering under an audience that has lost its focus. It’s a problem your emcee may notice first, but it’s problem he cannot solve with his engaging personality alone. Find out more about working with a silent auction audience in Greater Giving’s webinar… Read More »


Top 11 Fund-A-Need Auction Killers

You’ve put a lot of work into planning your Fund-A-Need campaign. How do you ensure it will be successful? In our recent webinar, 7 Essentials to Fund-a-Need Success with Auction brio LLC, Mark Schroeder shared his insights. Tapping into years of experience as a certified benefit auctioneer, Mark listed the things to watch out for… Read More »