First Fundraising Event

This is a series of blog posts about planning and executing your very first fundraising event, where we follow one nonprofit organization’s journey to the big night. We’ll share many of the tips, ideas, suggestions and lessons they learn along the way!

Feel free to download our free eBook from our Fundraising Excellence Series “The Definitive Guide to Successfully Running Your First Fundraising Auction” that inspired this series of articles.

Give Staff and Volunteers the Tools to Succeed

This is the third 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 The Definitive Guide to Successfully Running Your First Fundraising Auction to help you prioritize your time… Read More »


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 »


Concept to Reality: Starting an Event from Scratch

This is the first in a series of posts about planning and executing your very first fundraising event, where we follow one nonprofit organization’s journey to the big night. We’ll share many of the tips, ideas, suggestions and lessons they learn along the way based on the “The Definitive Guide to Successfully Running Your First Fundraising Auction”… Read More »