Future of Email

The Future of Email to 2025

The sky’s the limit when it comes to the future of email. We broke barriers and learned critical lessons during political campaigns of 2012—and then brought those best practices to mission-driven organizations across the country. Over the past year, as email volume has reached new heights with campaigns and organizations striving to hit ambitious fundraising goals,… Read More »

Auction Committee Meeting

Run an Effective (and fun!) Auction Committee Meeting

One of the most important starting points for a successful fundraiser is a well-run auction committee meeting. This all-important meeting helps define the myriad of committee tasks; gives time to brainstorm; and keeps the project moving forward. When an auction committee meeting is run ineffectively however, it can run too long or go down a… Read More »

mobile bidding

Woodland Park Zoo Breaks Mobile Bidding Records

We sat down with Lorna Chin, Associate Director, Relationship Data Services and Cortney Bacon, Fundraising Events Supervisor and Jungle Party Manager, to discuss their 39th Annual Jungle Party. They used Greater Giving Mobile Bidding for the first time this year and their guests loved it! Woodland Park Zoo was founded in 1899 and works to… Read More »


The Perfect Amount of Email Content

Write an email with the perfect amount of content.   People are on email overload; however, it is still arguably one of the most effective means of solicitation (right along with those handwritten letters). Understanding how much content to add into one email helps you to:   Produce results Maintain an effective email strategy Get your… Read More »

AFP Fundraising Day Wisconsin 2015

Visit Greater Giving at AFP Fundraising Day Wisconsin!  Thursday August 13, 2015 7:30 AM-5:00 PM Improve your donors’ experience, digitalize fundraising efforts, and increase your revenue. Join Greater Giving at this day-long fundraising fair for nonprofits hosted by AFP Milwaukee and Madison. While at the conference, please stop by the Greater Giving booth to learn… Read More »

Beyonce Fundraising Tips

Fundraising Tips Inspired by Beyoncé

Fundraising Tips Inspired by Beyoncé Rock Your Signature Move.  Every non-profit organization has its strengths and weaknesses. Like Beyoncé’s signature dance moves inspire her audience, knowing your “signature move” is essential to great fundraising. What makes your organization stand out and attract supporters? What do you have that nobody else does? Maybe you’re an animal shelter… Read More »

Golf Fundraising Events

How to Fundraise with Golf Events

Types of Golf Fundraising Events & How to Fundraise with Golf Events Nonprofits looking to diversify their fundraising events consistently ask questions about golf events. Some nonprofits see golf events as a key donor cultivation point. Others see golf as an additional way they can raise funds to support  programs and services during the year.  Golf… Read More »

Fundraising Success

Excerpt From: How Do You Spell Fundraising Success?

Excerpt of Chapter 2 A HIGHER BID How to Transform Special Event Fundraising Success with Strategic Benefit Auctions Are fundraisers, charity galas, and benefit auctions right for you? In most cases, the answer is a resounding yes. Well-designed and executed strategically, these events can be a golden gateway to significant fundraising and long-term donor engagement…. Read More »