Ethical Storytelling + Nonprofit Fundraising

Telling one person’s emotionally compelling success story through an appeal video can be the single most powerful way to inspire donors to give generously. There’s even scientific research to back this up! But asking someone, especially someone who is already in a vulnerable situation, to share what is typically a deeply personal and sensitive story… Read More »

Catering Options for Virtual Fundraising Events-A Q&A with Vibrant Table Catering

A critical part of a fundraising gala is the catering of a delicious meal served to your guests with the utmost care and attention from a catering partner who understands the importance of guest experience and the timing of the meal in your program. At the onset of the pandemic, catering companies across the country… Read More »

Virtual Event Checklist-Your Quick Guide to Planning a Successful Virtual Event

Short on time? Need to plan a virtual event quickly? We pulled together our team at Greater Giving who’ve been watching, supporting, and participating in virtual fundraising events  to come up with the must-do items to host a successful event. Keeping this guide actionable with checkboxes and only the most critical aspects of an event,… Read More »

Quick Revenue Enhancers for Virtual Events

Revenue enhancers like auction games, raffles, and wine pulls are auction staples. They provide a fun little break for guests and provide a fantastic way to make some extra money for your nonprofit. These bonus events allow everyone to get involved and contribute—even those who couldn’t win an auction item. Now that many events are… Read More »

Best of 2020 – Resources

At Greater Giving we are passionate about fundraising and with many of us coming from the nonprofit world ourselves, we understand the importance of valuable resources, tools, and best practices. We have compiled some of our most popular resources for 2020. As you can imagine, virtual fundraising events dominated the landscape. Feel free to engage… Read More »

Best of 2020 – Webinars

2020 has been quite the year. Our buzz words around our remote offices quickly became “pivot”, “virtual fundraising event”, and “live stream”. Who knew we’d learn, grow, and create so much positivity in a year that gave us so many unforeseen challenges. At Greater Giving, we had historically planned and set up webinars featuring our… Read More »

Best of 2020 – Blog Articles

Seasons of change. This year reminded us all to expect the unexpected.  Taking a queue from the U.S. Marine handbook, to succeed this year, a non-profit organization had to be ready to improvise, adapt, and overcome any obstacle or whatever situation that arises. As many organizations made the change from traditional in-person fundraising events to… Read More »

Getting the Most Out of Your Year-End Fundraising

No matter the challenges a year may bring, one thing remains the same: Year-end giving can provide the extra boost needed to meet the funding goals we’ve set. Virtual Fundraising Success As a result of the unique circumstances nonprofits have faced during the Coronavirus pandemic, the world has become much more comfortable with online giving…. Read More »

Socially Distant Fundraising Strategies

Fundraising doesn’t have to be a once a year event. There’s another 364 (sometimes 365) days available to get people involved and contributing to causes that are important to them. Finding safe ways for them to donate during COVID-19 is just as easy, too. Creating a comprehensive plan with a series of small fundraising events… Read More »