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Auction Item Procurement

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What Everyone Should Know About Auction Items [INFOGRAPHIC]

There are many questions when it comes to soliciting and packaging auction items—what should we solicit, how many do we need, are there packages that perform better than others, where do I find quality items… We cover all these questions and more in the “What Everyone Should Know About Auction Items” infographic along with some… Read More »


Engaging your board in fundraising

5 Simple Steps to Engaging Your Board

Do you want to engage your board members in more than just meetings? Your board members became involved with your organization because it’s a cause they’re passionate about. What a powerful thing! Someone with passion is someone who can inspire passion in others. Put your board members to good use by inspiring them to give,… Read More »


Sponsorship Opportunities: Tips for Fundraisers

Offering and securing a variety of sponsorship opportunities for a fundraising event can be one of the most important measurements of success. Yet, soliciting and securing sponsorships is one of the most intimidating parts of the job. We often feel nervous making the ask—coming right out and putting a dollar value on our request for support…. 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 »



Benefit Auction Basics

Benefit Auction Planning Basics

Planning a Benefit Auction: The Basics As budgets shrink for schools, churches, and other non-profit organizations, more and more are adopting an annual benefit auction to fill the gap. An auction utilizes community connections and resources to generate revenue—and they’re a fun, community-building event, guaranteed to stir up enthusiasm and excitement for your cause. Are… Read More »



How to Step Up Your Procurement Part I: Low Cost Items

Step Up Your Procurement with Quality Items Recently, here at the Greater Giving blog, we received a question from a reader. “Hi! We’re clients of Greater Giving and were just reading your article about ‘Best Practices for Mobile Bidding,’ [link] and we wanted to know more about these ‘quality items that guests will be willing… Read More »