School Auctions & Fundraising

School Specific Auction Tips School auctions have unique challenges that require creative solutions: tight timelines, an all-volunteer workforce, and often an event team that changes personnel every year. With early planning, smart preparation, and the right tools, you can make your school auction a smashing success! Start Early The school year is already short. Give… Read More »

What to Say When Your Board Tells You to Create the #IceBucketChallenge”

#IceBucketChallenge” Campaign It was pretty incredible, wasn’t it? Over 2,330,000 videos popped up on the web of people dumping buckets of ice over their heads. (I still can’t believe that!) 28M people joined the conversation about Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and ALS raised about $85 million in less than a month. Understandably, achieving this kind of… Read More »

Giving Tuesday Infographic

What is Giving Tuesday and How Do I Promote It?

#GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a movement to create a national day of giving added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In the same way that retail stores take part in Black Friday, this movement wants the giving community to come together for #GivingTuesday. It’s a response for giving back… Read More »

Raising Money with Golf Events

Raising Money with Golf Events Golf events offer enormous potential for raising funds. Over 800,000 golf tournaments are held in the U.S. each year. While the average golf event only raises $5000 with 72 players, the big events can raise up to $300,000. How do they do it? The Golf Tournament Association of America (GTAA)… Read More »

Greater Giving Auction Planner Checklist

Get your FREE Auction Planner now. Gala season is upon us as we head back to school and say goodbye to the sunshine. It’s time for many auction planners and fundraisers to hunker down and begin planning. Organizing a successful benefit auction takes thoughtful preparation and hard work. Executing the right tasks in the right order… Read More »

Guest Post: Understanding the Bidder Brain (Part 1)

Understanding the Bidder’s Brain (Part 1) All too often bidders end up overbidding as a result of one unavoidably irrational part of the bidding process – themselves. The allure and tension of an auction are familiar to most of us – let’s face it, we all like the idea of picking up a bargain. Silent auctions allow us… Read More »

Thought Leadership Summit

The Greatest Fundraising Best Practices Straight from the Experts

We’ve gathered some cutting-edge fundraising best practices from experts after an impromptu get together in Portland. The discussion yielded an abundance of tips, fundraising challenges, best practices, and visions for the future of nonprofit technology! Here is a small sneak-peak into what fundraising best practices the group came up with: A comment is an opportunity for supportive activism:… Read More »

Online Cause Promotion: 7 Free Nonprofit Tools

Online Promotion: 7 Free Nonprofit Tools A solid, online promotion plan comes in two parts: establishing your non-profit presence in online circles, and monitoring your reach as you begin using new promotional tools. Here are seven free nonprofit tools you can use to extend your non-profit’s reach, as well as keep an eye on your ongoing… Read More »

Greater Giving and Double the Donation

Guest Post: Six Steps to Integrate Double the Donation’s Matching Gift with Greater Giving

Include Double the Donation’s Matching Gift with Greater Giving Fundraising Page This article outlines Greater Giving and Double the Donation matching gift integration so you can provide donors with matching gift information when they make a donation on your page. About Greater Giving and Double the Donation: Greater Giving is a leading provider of technology and… Read More »

How Nonprofits Are Effectively Leveraging Hallmark Holidays to Drive Donations

Leveraging Hallmark Holidays to Drive Donations Historically, Americans are the most generous during the holiday season—with some non-profit organizations receiving more than 80% of their annual donations during the holidays. But the potential for generosity isn’t limited to just December. So how do you as a non-profit effectively leverage other “Hallmark” holidays, such as Valentine’s Day to… Read More »