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What is Greater Giving?

For ever 20 years, 100k+ fundraising events and $8B+ in funds processed, Greater Giving has been the ideal partner for established US-based 501c3 nonprofits seeking to:

• Maximize Fundraising Potential: Have an upcoming auction event with a budget exceeding $50K+ and aiming to significantly increase fundraising results.

• Streamline Event Management: Reduce the burden on staff and volunteers with user-friendly tools for registration, ticketing, online auctions, and donations.

• Engage Donors and Supporters: Create a seamless and engaging fundraising experience for attendees through mobile bidding and personalized communication.

• Gain Valuable Data and Insights: Track donor engagement, identify giving trends, and enhance fundraising success to inform future strategies.

Who Uses Greater Giving?

Greater Giving works exclusively with registered 501c3 schools and nonprofits - offering integrated solutions to help simplify your auction gala, streamline check-in/check-out and raise more funds.

Greater Giving Software - Online Bidding introduces the best facets of the mobile bidding experience—ease of use and heightened competition—to your gala auction, adding new enthusiasm to your fundraiser and a way to raise more funds.
Greater Giving Software - Online Bidding provides you with all of the tools necessary to host an online auction.
Greater Giving Software - Auction Control Center allows you to capture donations as they come in and display them simultaneously
Greater Giving Software - The card reader is used in conjunction with Greater Giving Event Software, allowing direct integration for a more streamlined process to check in, sell items, record bids, and check out guests easily.
Greater Giving Software - Greater Giving Event Software will help you easily track all the details related to an event. Use these solutions to turn your tablet or laptop into a register anywhere at your event, processing transactions, pulling reports, and more.

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Reviews of Greater Giving

Average score

Overall
4.3
Ease of Use
3.8
Customer Service
4.6
Features
4.1
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Ann
Executive Director in US
Individual & Family Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Greater Giving Saved Our Auction

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: My overall experience has been great. It's a learning curve for sure, but worth it.

Pros:

Greater Giving has been instrumental in ensuring a smooth transition from in-person auctions to the online way of doing business now. Prior to Covid we had the opportunity to begin using Greater Giving for our in person events and it made such a difference in the management of our auction. The transition to online fundraising was a breeze with Greater Giving. I especially appreciate the amazing customer service whenever I have a question. So very helpful.

Cons:

Sometimes when I "chat" with help I'm referred right to an article to read to figure it out. I admit, that frustrates me a bit, but I get it. I'm a visual person and figuring out this program all on my own, well, as an ED sometimes I just need you to tell me what to do and show me how to do it. Figuring out the website and the scrolling marque has been the most frustrating. I don't like that you can't resize the marquee of donors to make them bigger. It would be a better visual especially when you are trying to brand your event and be consistent with graphics.

Kimiko
Executive Director in US
Nonprofit Organization Management, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Steady [sensitive content hidden] but could use a makeover

4.0 10 months ago

Comments: I will continue to use since it's what is most used but I truly hope they make improvement on the program in the months to come.

Pros:

I think it's one of the most commonly used Fundraising platforms, so that would be it's plus side.

Cons:

I truly don't like the back end of the greater giving, it's what drove me away for two years and it isn't very visually stimulating or pretty. I think many other platforms do a better job of this.

Elizabeth
Development Director in US
Nonprofit Organization Management, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Not easy to use, but great customer support!

2.0 4 months ago

Comments: Overall, the company offers a product that can be very useful, but if you have a small fundraising team who doesn't design websites and have a lot of experience with backend website management, it is not the best unless you use it regularly and invest the time into learning it.

Pros:

Greater Giving offers affordable options for fundraising event software, and makes it easy for event attendees to register and save their credit card information to make check-in process quicker. Their credit card swiper machines are excellent for check in and to square donations and purchases after the event without making supporters check out at the end of the event.

Cons:

The event software is extremely hard to use, and not intuitive unless you have lots of website experience. For one example, if you add a logo for a sponsor to add to the event landing page, it doesn't say that it has to be specific format. A lot of guessing and calls to customer service. They do have tutorials, but several are outdated, so you waste time watching and realize you need to call customer support anyway.

Lisa
Director of Advancement in US
Education Management, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Greater Giving is A Great Platform

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: Definitely the best value out there for platforms of this sort. I would refer anyone to use it who works with events and fundraising.

Pros:

It is easy to use with solid, quick support when necessary. Very user friendly overall. Great value for the cost! Works better than many more expensive programs. This is the second place I have worked where I have used it and will continue to endorse it going forward.

Cons:

There are some areas where more training is needed or pieces can be added to make the creation of an event or fundraiser more complete or easier.

Monica
Monica
Graphic Designer in US
Nonprofit Organization Management, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

It is good, bu so hard to use and understand!

4.0 5 years ago

Comments: Overall the experience was ok. If 501 Auction had the same price as this one, I would go with 501 no questions asked. This one has a better price and better annual plan, but boy oh boy, it was hard to use!

Pros:

What I liked the most was the price and the plan they offered us. It was considerably cheaper than other fundraising platforms and in the demonstration called that we had with them looked so easy and logical (beware!)

Cons:

It is not easy to use AT ALL! It is super confusing to set up packages, import supporters, donors. Just building the website was a little nightmare. If it is your first time using this software make sure to have someone to hold your hand during the process. I really thought it would be easy to use, since I have worked with other fundraising programs before. Mistake! It took me a while to work around it and the tutorials didn't feel like enough to me.