Greater Giving software


Greater Giving from Global Payments offers fundraising and event management solution for nonprofits across different industries.It is capable of handling complex requirements of an auction and fundraising company. The solution allows fundraisers to build event registration web pages, create auction catalogs, bid sheets, receipts, and send emails to constituents. Online auction support and mobile bidding functionality help event planners streamline bidding process and automate check-in sheets.

Greater Giving software collects sponsor, vendor, volunteer, and donor contact information at the registration desk and stores information in a software database for tracking, reporting, and communication. Event organizers can then create seating charts and assign tables to the attendees.

Greater Giving’s auctionpay module helps in managing and processing bid payments. Bidders can pre-register their credit card information upon check-in and swipe credit card post event to make final payments. The solution is available for a limited period free trial.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8

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  • Katie from Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford

    July 2018

    Greater Giving has helped make our event process easier.

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    Pros

    It helps keep us organized when we plan for events and the online auction feature is fun to use and helps us raise more money then we could if we did it with paper bid sheets.

    Cons

    The reports are hard to use and hard to customize and the event website it limited in what you can do with it. I wish there was more flexibility in the design aspect.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2018

    Will make check-in a breeze

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    The benefits of Greater Giving include an easy upload and check-in process, a simple check-out process for auction purchases or donations, and a simple training for staff members.

    Pros

    The features of this products "go-time" make for a really easy event check-in. I've worked a variety of events with this software, most notably a large seated fundraiser. Everyone was able to check-in quickly and all the details needed by our check-in team were easily accessible.

    Cons

    The search function could be expanded on to assist better with misspellings or connections to other members (spouse names, etc).

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Laura from GrantLinkX

    Specialty: Philanthropic Foundations

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    Greater Giving Event Software

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    Overall it is a still a great software that has great functions and so far is the best I have used to run a large silent auction 50 items plus.

    Pros

    The software purchase covers features dealing with ticket sales, silent auction bids, community partners, sponsorship purchases and can safely store credit card information. Also, if your organization hosts more than one event per year you can add several events and track for no extra cost and store all donor information for those events.

    Cons

    The ease of use of this program is lacking. It is a bit confusing to run reports. It also doesn't make it very easy to set a Max capacity for an event and have it close down automatically. Someone has to go in and do so, or at least this is the experience we found. Also, you can only attach one checking/banking account to the software so if you have two large events and two separate accounts for them in order to use the software without having to repurchase you must stick to the one account.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Arthur from Covenant Technology Solutions

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    April 2018

    We use it for an annual auction event

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    It works perfectly for our client to do their annual fund raiser

    Pros

    It is now all done on a web page. This has been a large improvement over the older versions. It is quick and easy for our volunteers to use.
    Support is excellent when you need it.

    Cons

    It can sometime time out when your are in a conference center wifi. Logging in can be confusing for volunteers

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Matthew from Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    March 2018

    Great Event Management Software

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    Greater Giving provides all the functionality we need at a very reasonable price. The event registration and check-in/check-out process is easy and much appreciated by our guests. Silent auction online bidding has become very popular, and we've seen a dramatic increase in the amount of money raised through the auctions.

    Pros

    Nice set of features for the cost.
    Online auctions have been a tremendous benefit for our organization

    Cons

    Admin interface is sometimes difficult to work with, and could use a redesign. Reporting is also a bit cumbersome.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Ashley from Roc Solid Foundation

    Specialty: Human Services

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    January 2018

    Great for Fundraising Event Logistics, Bidding

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    Pros

    The best thing about Greater Giving is the mobile capability that allows attendees at our annual gala to bid on silent auction items from their seats. We've yet to find this capability with any other fundraising software.

    Cons

    I'm a newer user and still getting used to the platform, but I'd love for it to be more user-friendly.

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  • Laura from GrantLinkX

    Specialty: Human Services

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    October 2017

    Greater Giving Review

    Ease-of-use
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    Like stated before Greater Giving is an amazing software and it makes it very easy to run your event through it. You are able to easily track ticket sales, input silent auction items, sell silent auction items, store vendor/partner information.

    Pros

    I love the easy access to those working with you (staff) and later for those using the Silent Auction feature the ease for those that sign up to be able to see the items and receive notifactions.

    Cons

    Overall it is a great product. There are a few kinks for example while adding your credit card via picture for those participating in the silent auction the information doesn't get put in exactly correct which causes for the process to take longer and the registration to be more difficult. At an event in which people are moving around and with an older crowd making the registration as easy and less time consuming would be more beneficial.

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  • Dan from The News-Review

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2017

    Software to make your EVENT the BEST!

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    I've used this for multiple events and can't say enough.

    Pros

    Easy to use, very user friendly, reconciles wonderfully, great bang for the buck, best affordable software out there to account for your fundraising event

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Shawn from Bivona Child Advocacy Center

    Specialty: Human Services

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2017

    GG review

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    Pros

    relatively user friendly, basic functionality, good value for the low cost of the product, customer service was prompt

    Cons

    customer service answers varied in accuracy and helpfulness, software is somewhat clunky to use, dated looking

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Cara from Allentown Central Catholic High School

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2017

    Best Event Software Available

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    The software provided a quick and accurate recap of the money we brought in during our event.

    Pros

    Ease of use was great. Go Time interface for volunteers was a life saver!! The website was also a great tool for our Live and Silent Auction items.

    Cons

    No standard thank you letter with donations, sponsorship/ticket sales, and purchases in one document - very dissapointed

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Nathaniel from St. Andrew Nativity School

    Specialty: K-12 Education

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2017

    Great for events.

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    Would recommend.

    Pros

    We always use greater giving for our 5+ events a year. It's great for checking people in, and just about all the steps necessary to take when running events, before, during, and after.

    Cons

    Some of the nuances in processing payments can be a bit tricky, and are not intuitive when teaching others how to use the softeware.

  • Sylvia from Seattle Works

    April 2017

    Useful, But Clunky

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    Our organization used Greater Giving for many years to handle program and event registrations, ranging in size and focus. It can be difficult to set up and use but efficient once you have the information.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Cara from St. Stephen's School

    January 2017

    Too difficult for average volunteers

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    Greater Giving is very feature-rich. Too feature-rich for my needs, it turns out. We are a small private school and used Greater Giving for 2 years for an annual gala with an auction as well as a Fun Run fundraiser. I liked the flexibility to customize reports and printed materials, but the way it handled auction items was extremely time to consume. You are required to enter each thing as a single item, then create a package. It didn't matter if it really was a package of 2 or 3 items or if it was just one thing - everything had to end up a package. That basically doubled the amount of data entry for me. I found the program far too difficult to use with volunteers - way too much of a learning curve. I did really like the event-night software and found it easy to use, even with the volunteers.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kiki from Medical University of South Carolina

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    October 2016

    Greater Giving - really does give!

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    Our development office has now been using Greater Giving for a little over 2 years, after doing some extensive research and choosing it as the BEST option. This has given us the opportunity to use it for many different events more than once and across different departments/colleges within the medical university. Because it is web based, there are no restrictions on number of users and you can lock/unlock per event we have used it with select "third party" events- where all proceeds benefit us but the event is run by a group of volunteers and not a formal organization. It helped us streamline some of our functions for all our various events. It has also given us an opportunity to try some peer to peer fundraising. Other departments have now begun using it and others are now attempting events because this platform is available. We've found the ease of use in training our volunteers and interns a plus. The fact that almost anyone can be trained to create a landing page for ticket sales, auctions and peer to peer campaigns is a huge advantage for our organization. Go Time (day of event) process is another favorite aspect of Greater Giving. Overall we have been so pleased with both the customer support- some of our suggestions have even been incorporated in 2 upgrades since we've been using it! And they've actually lowered instead of increased the cost on Mobile Bidding (you used to have to pay per mb event and now it's a once a year cost) Not only are more funds raised, Greater Giving give us back time as well!

    Pros

    It's overall ease of use and convenience.

    Cons

    Some of the features are difficult to use/not up to par- peer to peer fundraising for ex.

    Also the webpage/landing page building can be quite complicated and the tutorial isn't comprehensive enough. Same goes for the reports- we know that there are so many but the training just touches the surface.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Annemarie from Christian Brothers Academy

    October 2016

    This software has brought our event to new heights!

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    Working with Greater Giving has enhanced our department, events and my job tremendously. We have used the software for several years now and have added mobile bidding most recently. Mobile bidding has increased our silent auction sales by 25% in just the first year of use and look forward to using it again and growing our revenue!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Leah from The Traveling School

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    October 2016

    Made an impression on our guests!

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    Using Greater Giving Express Pay allowed our guests to have a more seamless experience at our silent auction. Guests commented on how easy it was to participate in all aspects of the event using their bid number and not have to worry about standing in a checkout line at the end of the night. I wouldn't go back to using anything but this! As a small nonprofit, we are always looking to save money, so the price tag is a hurdle - but once you think about the gained revenue because your guests are focused on giving and not worries about check out - the price is worth it in increased revenue.

    Pros

    Makes checkout seamless at silent auction event.
    You don't loose revenue trying to hunt down someone who bid but didn't pay at the end of the night.

    Cons

    I'd love for it to be cheaper!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jeniece from Maumee Valley Country Day School

    October 2016

    I'm a Greater Giving Fan

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    We have used Greater Giving for several years to manage our online giving pages and our school's fundraising event. This year, we added the mobile bidding component. This was the second time we've used mobile bidding, the first with a different company. I was looking for a product to easily manage all the auction and mobile bidding steps myself. This produce was so easy to use. The customoer support throughout the event was wonderful, often responding the same day when contacted, always by the end of the next business day. We are most likely planning to use mobile bidding again at our event in 2017, and I am already considering ways to use what I learned at the last event to make this one even easier, all using the things I learned through using Greater Giving. We are a happy user. Thank you. I highly recommend this product for anyone looking to increase revenue at an event and enhance the experiences of the attendees

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Chantelle from Alpine Learning Group

    October 2016

    Another great event with the help of Greater Giving!

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    I have used Greater Giving's Event Software and mobile bidding platform for the past several years and just finished my largest gala event yet - with over 400 people attending - and I don't know how I could have done so without it! From tracking all of my items and packages, to assigning guests to tables, viewing their purchases and organizing mobile bidding and a text to give campaign, it makes me look like a pro. My volunteers love it, my guests appreciate the ease with which they check in and check out, and I find the system itself to be very user friendly. And for those rare times when I can't figure it out myself, chat support is fabulous! I have recommended this software to several colleagues and will continue to do so.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Gloria from Hospice East Bay

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    October 2016

    Could not do what we do without Greater Giving!

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    I sourced Greater Giving back in 2010 when we were producing our first Gala. I wanted software that would easily keep track of people and items. The ability to create a website was a bonus! Greater Giving performed like a champ before, during and after the event. I also began using the website capabilities for other events/fundraisers. The sites are pretty easy to set up and maintain. When I have needed more help, customer support is always there. They were really there for me at our second gala when the power went out. We had just finished the silent auction and the guests were seated for dinner and being served when the power went out. We were able to process all the silent auction items as we worked from the software and not the cloud. We decided not to have the live auction or fund a need. Instead, Greater Giving assisted us in creating an online auction and worked with us every step of the way. Their expertise and great products helped to save what could have been a disaster. Hospice East Bay has about 4 events a year where Greater Giving is utilized. As long as I am the Development Associate for this organization, we will be continuing our relationship with Greater Giving!

    Pros

    Easy to use. Great customer support. Full reporting capabilities. Easy customization.

    Cons

    When the website gets updated and things move around or there are different ways to do them. No manual updates when that happens.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Leslie from Holy Trinity Parish

    October 2016

    Transform your Auction experience!

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    Our school has benefited tremendously by using the Event Software and Mobile Bidding. In a few weeks we will be using both for the third time at our next Auction fundraiser. After the first year, we not only paid for the software and mobile bidding BUT increased our silent auction profit by $10,000! The program is very easy to use, streamlines all of our donations, and allows us to perform quick reviews post-event. Customer service has been exceptional. Several calls are set up with the Greater Giving team prior to the event and a team member is available during the entire duration of the event. All questions have been answered quickly. The Greater Giving team continues to give suggestions each year as to what we can try at our next event to help increase our profit. And both years the software has been updated with new features. Biggest benefit for our school has been the elimination of long checkout lines at the end of the night. With Mobile Bidding, guests having registered a credit card either before the event or during check-in are instantly notified of their winnings as soon as the Silent Auction closes. Priceless! We continue, a few years into our experience, to get great reviews from our attendees about the significant improvements that this package has made to our annual funraiser.

    Pros

    ease of use, customer service, mobile bidding function

    Review Source: Capterra
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