Greater Giving from Global Payments offers fundraising and event management applications built for nonprofits of all sizes, across a wide range of industries. This software was developed specifically to handle the unique requirements of benefit auctions.
With Greater Giving, fundraisers can build secure event registration Web pages, create auction catalogs, bid sheets and receipts and send emails to constituents. At the same time, online auction support and mobile bidding functionality help event planners reduce the use of paper bid and check-in sheets.
Sponsor, vendor, volunteer and donor contact information is collected at registration and stored in a central database for tracking, reporting and communications. Event organizers can also assign tables and create seating charts.
Additionally, Greater Giving’s Auctionpay module streamlines bid payment processing. Bidders pre-register their credit card information by swiping cards upon check-in. At the end of the event, they swipe their credit card again to verify and pay for their successful bids.
Tera from FFCL
Specialty: K-12 Education
Customer service was incredible. I loved being able to create a fundraising page for each new campaign.
I can't say anything negative about this program. Every encounter I had with customer service went above and beyond!
Easy to follow directions for creating fundraising pages. Not much of a learning curve at all!
Kiki from Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty: Healthcare & Hospitals
Greater Giving is an evolving company and continues to improve their product. It is extensive having many features, reports and different ways of going about getting things done. They are PCI compliant which takes away worry about security and adds value to your overall event. Whether you are a small shop or large, any nonprofit can use it with a little bit of training, some practice and time. It is cost effective and adds value to our events. It is amazing that anyone from volunteer to staff can reach out to tech support. I like that it is web based and that you can have multiple events simultaneously. Also the capability to have different permissions for each user including multiple account admin helps s multi department development team like ours. Relatively speaking the mobile bidding works easily.
The "join me"feature is still new and we haven't been able to master it's use yet. The website capability is great but requires a little extra training. However the tech support is excellent with an almost 12 hour a day call hour. If the tech can't answer the question they get back to you. Most often though they will walk you through a step.
We have used other platforms and are so delighted that we found Greater Giving. We had a committee and a vetting process - it is definitely worth every penny. No platform is perfect and all will have some features that are cumbersome or not exactly the way you would want. Greater Giving has made so many aspects of our online registration, auctions, receipting and other aspects smooth and efficient. Make sure to utilize the training to get an edge and rely on their support team. Try it out and compare.
Julie from JohnnyKicksCancer.org
Specialty: Philanthropic Foundations
When I started my website it was one of the only sites out there. They are PCI compliant.
How difficult the pages are to set up and understand. The 'FAQ's' and online 'Help' aren't any help at all.
If you have a crew of folks to dedicate to setting up online donate pages go for it. If you are a small business or NP and have minimal web experience like me -- forget it.
Diane from FDA
Easy to use, easy to access, easy for many to use, easy for many to keep track of.
Nothing for us to think about for the least. The vendor is easy to use.
Great for a company to utilize for many employees to access and easy to use.
Linda from Apple Health
Specialty: Healthcare & Hospitals
Ease of use and accessibility. It's also very convenient.
No complaints about this product or vendor at the present time.
It is worh the time and effort. It is a very cost-worthy item to purchase.