Top 5 Posts from 2014

Masquerade Auction Theme

It’s been a busy year for us here at Greater Giving. Most importantly, we launched our blog! We continue to transfer information from a resource library into our blog as well as post new articles on the latest trends in the fundraising world. We strive to provide interesting, highly relevant, and easily-digestible content, so please let us know how we can be better and if there is every anything you want us to write on that we haven’t already. Our wish for you in 2015 is that your donations and transactions are safe, your supporters speed to check-in and check-out at your benefit auctions, you find and adopt easier ways for your donors to give, and you break your previous fundraising records! Here’s a snapshot of the most popular posts from 2014:

How Does Mobile Bidding Work?

Getting setup on your smartphone can be broken down into three steps after guest check-in:

Step 1 – You will receive a text message on your smartphone

Step 2 – Click on the “Yes” icon below your name

Step 3 – Start bidding

Make Money Out of Thin Air

Do you crave fresh innovative fundraising auction items that get bid cards flying? Consider creative no-cost auction items that are fun, experiential, and match your audience interests that guests can’t get anywhere else.

Consider these benefits. These “out of thin air” charity auction items can build a deeper emotional connection to your organization, take on a life of their own, and produce bidder honor, loyalty and big profits.

What Card Reader Is Best For My Event?

5 questions to ask when choosing what card reader tool is best for you:

Does our venue have a solid WiFi connection
Do we plan to use Tablets, Laptops or a mix of the two for Check In and Check Out?
Are there any wifi “dead spots” in the area we plan to do Check In or Check Out?
Will my donors want to pre register credit cards before the event?
How many Check In and Check out “stations” do we plan to offer?

Organizations can choose between these three types of Auctionpay equipment—terminals, USB or mobile card readers.

How to Create an Irresistible Donation Page Series

As you well know, online registration and donations can eliminate a number of headaches for your organization. We’ve put together a list of best practices that can help you get even more out of your online giving pages.

Beginner Guide

Intermediate Guide

Expert Guide

The Donor Follow-up

A well-devised follow-up strategy is like a friendly, tailored billboard ad; the repeat exposure is a valuable commodity when so many other things in life are competing for donors’ attention. Donors will remember your name when you follow up with them, and attach it to feeling appreciated and effective. This positive association can generate more donor activity in the future!

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