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  • When searching for an event venue word-of-mouth and past experiences tend to lead the way to a final decision. While those methods have their merits, they can easily lead you down the wrong path with missing information or someone else’s tainted experience. To zero in on the perfect venue it’s best to start with your... Read More » The post Using Surveys to Refine Your Venue Search appeared first ...

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  • Consumers today are more and more choosing businesses based on their level of social responsibility; and as a result resources and tools are now widely available to help businessess get on board.  This is great news for nonprofits. With so much public information available, you can really understand the challenges faced by corporations and find... Read More » The post Corporate Social Responsibili...

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  • Every penny counts in fundraising. When it comes to planning an event, with its costs measured against its returns, the stakes are double. Production expenses can vary dramatically depending on the size and theme of your event, and while catering, décor and entertainment may have some wiggle room, your venue budget often won’t share that... Read More » The post Get the Best Deal on Your Next Venue...

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  • Are you looking for effective ways to connect with businesses for fundraising? Today’s business climate is putting an additional set of pressures on corporations, which creates a unique set of opportunities for your nonprofit. Approaching corporations for fundraising purposes is very different from approaching individuals. The motivations are not the same, so the approach, the... Read More » The p...

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  • When searching for your next event venue, think like an event planner and concentrate on three overall aspects— accessibility, functionality and ambiance. These three elements are the foundations that can support every other carefully constructed piece of your plan. Breaking down your venue planning into three categories will help you catch missing elements; sharpen up... Read More » The post Thin...

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  • Getting your message heard in the final days prior to a fundraising campaign is vital to achieving your goals. #GivingTuesday campaigns are no exception! #GivingTuesday is a worldwide movement, and following on the heels of the two busiest holiday shopping days, your message will be competing with a crowded advertising landscape. Make sure you stand... Read More » The post #GivingTuesday Marketing...

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  • Have you considered additional revenue opportunities? At your next fundraising event, you are likely planning on incorporating a silent auction, live auction, and donation appeal. But, Items like raffles, wine pulls, and games can add a lot more than just dollars to your event. Here is a look at the five W’s – why, who,... Read More » The post The Five W’s of Event Revenue Enhancers appeared first...

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Fundraising Auction Revenue Enhancers

 
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  • The business climate is changing. No longer is it acceptable for a corporation to just make a profit. Now consumers expect businesses to be good corporate citizens as well. That means more opportunities for nonprofits to build mutually beneficial relationships with companies seeking contribute more than just products and services. A recent internet search for... Read More » The post What does corp...

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  • #GivingTuesday is coming! Build your campaign with Greater Giving today! Win $500 this #GivingTuesday If you use Greater Giving’s Online Payments software for your Giving Tuesday campaign this year, send us a screen shot or URL of your page and you could win $500 for your organization. Your page must be Giving Tuesday-themed and if... Read More » The post Fifth Annual Giving Tuesday Donation Page ...

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  • Nothing is more important to your #GivingTuesday fundraising campaign than getting the word out. Messaging to your corporate sponsors, volunteers, staff and especially your donors all require their own unique tone, information and call to action.   Inspire each of these important groups to contribute with these tailor-made tips. Rev Up Your Volunteers Three cheers... Read More » The post Tailor-Ma...

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  • Planning a large fundraising event can be akin to planning a wedding – dozens of vendors, hundreds of guests and a myriad of logistics. With so many details to juggle it’s easy to understand how lack of preparation can cause things to go awry. Many fundraisers make the mistake of skipping a proper event rehearsal;... Read More » The post Like a Wedding- Rehearsals Are Key to Event Success appeared...

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  • #GivingTuesday will be celebrating its five-year anniversary in 2017 and many organizations are gearing up to make this year the most charitable yet! Following on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a day to recover from retail madness and begin the charitable season.  It’s designed for people to get involved in... Read More » The post #GivingTuesday 2017 appeared first o...

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  • When something as simple as sitting down to a delicious meal can result in providing vital services to people in need, you know you have a recipe for success. This is the philosophy behind a unique fundraising campaign created by Our House of Portland, and it is proving to be a very effective way to... Read More » The post A Unique Series Helps Our House of Portland Serve Their Community appeared ...

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  • Does the phrase “lose yourself to find yourself” resonate with you? Many people give their money, time and talent to worthy causes. The act of giving has tremendous benefits. In a survey of 4,500 adults, 41 percent of those surveys volunteered 100 hours or more. The overwhelming majority of those people said that giving their... Read More » The post Can Giving Be Good For Your Health? appeared fir...

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  • Nonprofits and schools can benefit from technology and digital resources— no matter how small the budget. Important areas like marketing, administrative details, advertising, communications, and event management can be spendy. The good news is that there are many high quality affordable, free or discounted services that can help a nonprofit (or any business for that... Read More » The post A Guide...

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  • Long lines aren’t just a problem at Disney World, they can be an instant auction killer. When I ask someone if they’re considering an auction, live or silent, as part of their annual fund to raise money for the nonprofit or school they’re closest to, I usually get one of two reactions: We used to... Read More » The post Help! My Check-out Is a Mess appeared first on Greater Giving Blog.

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  • This is the fifth in a series of posts about running a successful fundraising event night, written by event service professionals. Event service professionals help troubleshoot technology, advise on using event software, and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible at auctions. Professional event services consultants like me, working the front lines of fundraising events, have witnessed... R...

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  • Nonprofits are born out of the desire to make a positive impact in the world. Whether it be meeting a need where there is hunger; offering healing where there is pain; providing comfort where there is grief; or fighting for justice where there is inequality…nonprofits are driven by this desire to make a difference.  ... Read More » The post Making a Big Impact with a Small Team appeared first on G...

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26 Proven Revenue Enhancers for Your Fundraiser

 
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  • This is the fourth in a series of posts about running a successful fundraising event night, written by event service professionals. Event service professionals help troubleshoot technology, advise on using event software, and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible at auctions. Working as a professional event services consultant isn’t always easy—but it’s a labor of passion.... Read More » ...

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