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Nonprofit Story

#GivingTuesday 2015 Wrap-Up

Dreamed up by staff at the 92nd Street Y in NYC four years ago, as a day to give back—both with time and resources—#GivingTuesday 2015 was the most successful event to date. Fueled by social media and the power of personal connections, the hashtag #GivingTuesday had 1.3 million social media mentions, 114 billion impressions 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 »


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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 »


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How I Fundraise: Making Headway Foundation

We spoke with Catherine Lepone, the Executive Director for the Making Headway Foundation about her fundraising endeavors. The Making Headway Foundation, established in 1996, provides families with care, comfort, and a cure for children with brain or spinal cord tumors. The organization does multiple fundraising events every year using Greater Giving, including walk-a-thons, peer-to-peer, golf tournaments,… Read More »


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How I Fundraise: Sunny Hills Services on Go Time

This quick 5 minute How I Fundraise video features Greater Giving Client Sunny Hills Services and their Development Coordinator Elizabeth Mathern, sharing her story of “How I Fundraise” using Go Time and Mobile Bidding. Sunny Hills Services, located in Marin County, CA has been supporting vulnerable youth and their families since 1895. Their fall fundraising… Read More »


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Emeril Lagasse Foundation Raises the Bar with Greater Giving Mobile Bidding

We sat down with Molly Loubiere, Event Coordinator at the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, after their 10th Annual Carnivale du Vin Fundraising weekend. They used Greater Giving Mobile Bidding for their two-day fundraiser and hit it out of the park! The Emeril Lagasse Foundation supports children’s educational programs, life skills development initiatives, culinary training and cultural enrichment, and these events are… Read More »


Humane Society for Southwest Washington

Humane Society for Southwest Washington’s Stephanie Baker on Procurement

Stephanie Baker, Marketing and Events Coordinator of the Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW), describes her biggest challenge as prioritizing and finding the time to put into procurement. She credits her success to her volunteers: “There’s no way I could do what I do without them.” Baker advises other nonprofits to “tell your story.” Working… Read More »


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Splash Org’s Peter Drury on Nonprofit Branding & Marketing

Our Senior Marketing Manager, Jill Boyer, sat down with Peter Drury, Director of Strategy with Splash in Seattle, WA to talk marketing, nonprofit branding, and peer-to-peer fundraising. Peter and Jill discussed how Splash’s marketing strategies have aided its fundraising, and more specifically, what prompted the organization’s re-brand. Seven years old, Splash’s original name was “A Child’s Right”. Its mission is… Read More »


School Fundraising challenges

Southfield School’s Melanie Johnson on Fundraising Challenges

We sat down with Melanie Johnson, with Southfield School in Shreveport, LA to talk about how she chose Greater Giving and what makes her successful in her role, organizing auctions and fundraising challenges. Melanie Johnson, Director of Alumni and Special Events at Southfield School in Shreveport, Louisana, shares her insights. One of their greatest fundraising challenges… Read More »


St. Joseph Catholic School’s Peggy DiPrima on the Challenges of Fundraising

Peggy DiPrima, Event Coordinator for St. Joseph Catholic School in Vancouver, Washington talks about the challenges of fundraising among parents who are already paying tuition and the need to reach beyond the school community for event sponsors and attendees. Utilizing Greater Giving’s online software, St. Joseph can now give participants the opportunity to register online,… Read More »