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Greater Giving in Beaverton offers their online fundraising event platform supporting benefit auctions with event registration, document management and donor emails, secure payment collection, member dues and tuition collection, and other related tools.Great product for our event needs!We use Greater Giving to manage (most of) our event-related needs. We use it not only to manage a day of event registration but also to keep track of historical information - sale dates, etc... so that we can track how we are doing year after year. I am the primary user who manages the data input and preps our volunteers. We have volunteers who use the software to help us with on-site registration and credit card processing at events. The software is excellent at doing the following: 1. Allowing us a user-friendly platform to manage our event day registrations 2. Giving us the option to swipe a credit card (or save a credit card) so that our attendees can both make contributions and purchases during an event using only their bid number,Credit card swiping at registration is important to us. It allows our attendees to have the option to make a contribution during our special appeal, purchase silent auction items, etc... without having to make a payment each time. The day-of-event registration is so easy. As long as our host has provided us the name of the attendee registration is a breeze. The ability to send out post-event tax receipts,My main issue with Greater Giving is that they do not allow us to pass on the fees to the purchasers, which is why we do not use them for pre-event admission and sponsorship sales. I wish that the event registration webpage could be modified more so that it can be brand compliant and look like it belongs on our website. It is slightly more expensive than some of the other options - but for the reasons I stated in the pros section, we find that it is worth the extra cost for our event-related needs.,8,We have had our attendees say that our check in/check out process is really well done, which I think leads to additional purchases not having to worry about paying each time you make a purchase/contribution. Since we don't have any pre-event Greater Giving numbers to compare it to it is hard to compare. I do struggle with the cost as we are a small nonprofit and the annual fee + the processing fees are higher than other event-related software companies I have spoken to, but Greater Giving is the only one that can meet our needs at this price point. The other software companies that can meet our needs are more expensive.,Eventbrite,EventbriteGreater Giving Helped me Actually Enjoy Events!Greater Giving is used in our Development and Communications Department. We use the platform for our event planning and execution - i.e., the annual gala and other smaller events.,Greater Giving is very user-friendly for both staff and volunteers Greater Giving sales and receipt generating features are well received by the guest at our event Greater Giving provides excellent customer support - in particular, their "night of" event support,Greater Giving would improve the client experience if sites were allowed to create a more fully functioning "test" models to use when training volunteers. Example, testing the online auction features in test mode Navigating their video/webinar catalog seemed clunkier than in previous years,9,The reporting improved our abilities to provide accurate information more timely to the finance department - a plus when completing the annual 990 or other information for our auditors. We saw an increase in collecting on pledges when we switched from a "text-to-give" platform (from another provider) to incorporating all event elements into Greater Giving. We were able to capture over 95% of gifts within 48 hours of the event compared to less than half that amount in previous years. The reports generated by Greater Giving are better received by our board of directors - easier to digest and provide meaningful analytics,Raiser's Edge NXT, DonorDrive
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July 23, 2018

Greater Giving Review: "Great product for our event needs!"

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We use Greater Giving to manage (most of) our event-related needs. We use it not only to manage a day of event registration but also to keep track of historical information - sale dates, etc... so that we can track how we are doing year after year.

I am the primary user who manages the data input and preps our volunteers. We have volunteers who use the software to help us with on-site registration and credit card processing at events.

The software is excellent at doing the following:
1. Allowing us a user-friendly platform to manage our event day registrations
2. Giving us the option to swipe a credit card (or save a credit card) so that our attendees can both make contributions and purchases during an event using only their bid number
  • Credit card swiping at registration is important to us. It allows our attendees to have the option to make a contribution during our special appeal, purchase silent auction items, etc... without having to make a payment each time.
  • The day-of-event registration is so easy. As long as our host has provided us the name of the attendee registration is a breeze.
  • The ability to send out post-event tax receipts
  • My main issue with Greater Giving is that they do not allow us to pass on the fees to the purchasers, which is why we do not use them for pre-event admission and sponsorship sales.
  • I wish that the event registration webpage could be modified more so that it can be brand compliant and look like it belongs on our website.
  • It is slightly more expensive than some of the other options - but for the reasons I stated in the pros section, we find that it is worth the extra cost for our event-related needs.
For our organization, Greater Giving is the best option because of the credit card swiping, the ease of the registration, and the tax receipts alone. I do wish that it would allow us to pass on the credit card fees to the purchaser, but for that reason, we don't use it for registration.

For an organization NOT needing to swipe credit cards at the event for on-site purchases or using their tax receipt software, I do think that there are more affordable options.
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July 26, 2018

Review: "Greater Giving Helped me Actually Enjoy Events!"

Score 9 out of 10
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Greater Giving is used in our Development and Communications Department. We use the platform for our event planning and execution - i.e., the annual gala and other smaller events.
  • Greater Giving is very user-friendly for both staff and volunteers
  • Greater Giving sales and receipt generating features are well received by the guest at our event
  • Greater Giving provides excellent customer support - in particular, their "night of" event support
  • Greater Giving would improve the client experience if sites were allowed to create a more fully functioning "test" models to use when training volunteers. Example, testing the online auction features in test mode
  • Navigating their video/webinar catalog seemed clunkier than in previous years
Greater Giving is well suited for galas and other smaller events. We use it for about four events annually ranging in size from 80 - 400 guests. We tried to use it for an open house but did not have as much success in capturing the information as the groups responding varied in size - our frustrations may have due to limited experience with the product.

We are finding the more familiar we are with the product, the better our ROI on our investment.
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Greater Giving in Beaverton offers their online fundraising event platform supporting benefit auctions with event registration, document management and donor emails, secure payment collection, member dues and tuition collection, and other related tools.
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