Help! My Check-out Is a Mess

Long lines aren’t just a problem at Disney World, they can be an instant auction killer. When I ask someone if they’re considering an auction, live or silent, as part of their annual fund to raise money for the nonprofit or school they’re closest to, I usually get one of two reactions: We used to… Read More »

Dessert Dash - Fundraising Auction Revenue Enhancer

Auction Game Time: Dessert Dash

People love sweet endings—and they love games. What better way to top off your event dinner than with a dessert dash? For the best dessert dash results, display your mouth-watering desserts prominently as your guests arrive and then give them a chance to bid for the one they like best. It’s important to mix-it-up from… Read More »

Webinar: Procure buzzworthy travel packages in 2016

Travel is the number one selling charity auction item in the country, but it can also be the most difficult package to procure.  Most charity fundraisers are not complete without a dazzling live and silent auction to delight donors and maximize revenue. However, those who have worked to procure auction packages know how difficult and… Read More »

How To Rethink Your Fundraising Event

Do you wonder if all the hard work that goes into a fundraising event is worth it in the end? We talk with nonprofits all the time who invest tons of hours, dollars and volunteers only to pull off a fundraising event without seeing results. If that sounds like your organization, it may be time to take a hard… Read More »

Soliciting Auction Items

The Three Commandments of Soliciting Auction Items

Three Commandments of Soliciting Auction Items There are some general rules to help in your soliciting auction items process: Less is more. Your committee only has so much bandwidth to solicit, procure, and organize donations. Start saving time during procurement, and end up with shorter checkout lines at your event, by pursuing fewer, higher-quality items. Focus on… Read More »

Fundraising Best Practices from the Experts at Our Thought Leadership Summit

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… Read More »

Hijack Fundraising

Hijack Fundraising from Crowd-Funding

Take Back Fundraising The constant movement of the digital world toward social sharing has been, overall, a boon to the nonprofit sector. Online participation in fundraising is at an all-time high; nonprofits are seeing huge revenue potential in social media, support for mobile devices, and online, peer-to-peer fundraising. Successful fundraisers are looking to online social networks… Read More »