Your First Fundraiser: Planning for a Short Timeline

This is the second post in a series about holding your first fundraising event on a short timeline. While Greater Giving usually recommends our nonprofits start planning at least nine months ahead of time, that’s not always possible—so we created The Definitive Guide to Successfully Running Your First Fundraising Auction to help you prioritize your time… Read More »


Perfecting the “Thank You” Call

Converting first-time donors into long-term contributors is a difficult task for every fundraiser. Research has shown that first-time contributors have a considerable drop off rate. Generally citing the nonprofit’s “failure to communicate” as the reason donors lose interest, they begin to doubt about the effectiveness of the work being done and either forget about the… Read More »


Maximizing Fundraising Event Participation Before, During, and After

Getting attendees engaged in event activities is the key to increasing contributions and securing commitments that will support your nonprofit’s work over the long term. Creating an event that delivers your fundraising message while emerging your guests in an all-encompassing experience will develop a deeper level of engagement that encourages giving long after the event… Read More »


How Did We Do? Analyzing Results from Your School Auction

This post is the third in a series of posts based on the “Best Practices for School Auctions” whitepaper  from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post covers the unique challenges school auction planners face, and how to overcome those challenges. Read additional articles: School Auctions Series Do you want to improve the performance of… Read More »


Serving Your Best: Fundraising Event Catering and Bartending Best Practices

It’s been said that you win hearts through the stomach. If you’re an event planner you know that the quality of food and drink at a fundraising event can make or break the impression you want for the night. Presentation, taste, theme, and the level of service you offer guests contribute to the evening’s atmosphere… Read More »


Checklists for Your Next School Event Fundraiser Page

This post is the second in a series of posts based on the “Best Practices for School Auctions” whitepaper  from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post covers the unique challenges school auction planners face, and how to overcome those challenges. Read additional articles: School Auctions Series Do you wish there was a way to… Read More »


Invitation Checklist: What to Include on Your Next Event’s Invite

Designing an event invitation guaranteed to grab attention and spark interest in your next fundraiser can be a challenge. Whether it’s a traditional paper invitation received through the mail, or a digital invitation, the first seconds an invite is received determines whether it will be opened or ignored. Providing just enough information to motivate your… Read More »



School Auctions Got You Stressed Out?

This post is the first in a series of posts based on the “Best Practices for School Auctions” whitepaper  from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post covers the unique challenges school auction planners face, and how to overcome those challenges. Read additional articles: School Auctions Series Would you like to reduce the stress of… Read More »


Fundraising Infographics for your Organization

Fundraising Infographics are a visual way to learn more about a variety of subjects. Our fundraising infographics are another way Greater Giving provides valuable insights from years of experience working with nonprofits and supporting fundraising events. Here is a collection of easy-to-follow Infographics on important subjects created specifically for the nonprofit fundraising professional. We also have… Read More »