Greater Giving Event Software Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Greater Giving Event Software

Fundraising solution for non-profits

4.12/5 (42 reviews)

Greater Giving Event Software overview

Greater Giving Event Software is a cloud-based fundraising solution, which helps non-profit organizations plan charity functions as well as auctions, and track payments such as monetary donations, sponsorships and more. Key features include event performance evaluation, data import, customizable landing pages, registration, and table management.

The solution allows event planners to design websites, catalog pages and registration portals in order to receive donations and gifts online. Greater Giving Event Software helps organizers manage sponsor details, track donation history, and record information for contributed items. Managers can search and promote program sponsors, add new attendees, and capture guest check-ins/check-outs in real-time.

Greater Giving Event Software helps volunteers collect entry fees, reconcile various payment methods, maintain a transaction database, and generate receipts at the event venue. The solution lets planners schedule and send promotional or notification emails to targeted groups of attendees. Administrators can use the system to create user accounts, upload event content and assign tasks to volunteers across multiple locations.
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United States, Canada

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English
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Greater Giving Event Software reviews

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Ron Kintzi

Greater Giving: Great software for event management

Reviewed 2016-10-18
Review Source: Capterra

We use Greater Giving to manage our Marquee events (galas, golf, wine tasting, etc.) - events that usually have an auction component and the staff, volunteers and constituents love it. I've personally used Greater Giving software for the past eight years and have never worked with a software vendor that is more in tune with their customer's wants and needs. They actually ASK for ways they can improve the product and LISTEN! I've seen our suggestions appear in product updates repeatedly over the years and they never stop trying to improve their product. We began using their mobile bidding service over the past couple of years and the staff and patrons love it. Their Go Time event night software is so easy to use I barely have to train volunteers on event night - the software just walks them through the check-in/registration process and makes check out at the end of the night a breeze. As previous reviews mentioned, their website and reporting areas are a little more cumbersome to use, but I know that they are working on that too - we've already seen some great advances in reporting with the latest software release. Greater Giving software and event support is outstanding - they are only a phone call away anytime, but most importantly on the day of your event and a LIVE person answers the phone who knows the product and can fix your issues and get you back on track in no time! They are fantastic. I would highly recommend Greater Giving to any non- profit interested in experiencing a great event management tool. This is one fantastic organization!

Pros
Ease of use, outstanding customer support, mobile bidding option/component, auctioneer features for a professional live auction, leader boards, smooth check-in/check-out event process, ability to e-mail receipt to patrons at check out, volunteers absolutely love it! Patrons are very impressed at the flow of the event when we move the event management to Greater Giving.

Cons
Reporting is confusing and needs work and they need to make improvements in the backend website creation process but we are able to get the information out of the system that we need and we have great looking, easy to use websites.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tammany Buckwalter

Keeping my life sane!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-18
Review Source: Capterra

Using the Greater Giving Software has allowed me to really be in control of the data and the ROI of my events. The software is very easy to use and set up. It has tremendous functionality and flexibility to engage multiple users. We look so professional at our events at check in and check out and guests love it. I have been using the product for three years and have hosted 10 different events through the software. Mobile bidding is beyond amazing! It has transformed our event and put the fun back in the cocktail hour because we are able to open up the bidding the day before the event to allow guests to browse and start the bidding process in the comfort of their own home or coffee shop. The reports have been invaluable to use with new committee members year after year to really hone in on the auction items that sell the best. The database makes connecting with the audience easy, year after year. One of the most important areas is the upper management. They actually listen to the clients and work to make needed changes to the product to be the most customer friendly product out there. The concern upper management has for the end consumer shows in the call center support. Their customer service staff is always available to answer questions and help guide me through anything I am doing or stuck on. This is great product that is just getting better each year!

Pros
The database features and fields, mobile bidding and ease of email campaigns.

Cons
Some of the fields could be located on different pages to make the work flow more integrated

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kiki Cooper

Greater Giving - really does give!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-20
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Gloria Blecha

Could not do what we do without Greater Giving!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-18
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Leslie Williams

Transform your Auction experience!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-10-18
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Greater Giving Event Software pricing

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Greater Giving Event Software features

Attendance Management
Credit Card Processing
Customizable Branding
Email Integration
Event Management
Registration Management

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Additional information for Greater Giving Event Software

Key features of Greater Giving Event Software

  • Accounting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Buy Now Option
  • Committee Management
  • Contribution Tracking
  • Donation Summary
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Database
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Gift Management
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Live Auction
  • Matching Donations
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Giving
  • Nonprofit / Fundraising
  • Online Auction
  • Online Bidding
  • Online Donations
  • Payment Processing
  • Proxy Bidding
  • Receipts / Statements
  • Recurring Donations
  • Recurring Giving
  • Reminders
  • Silent Auction
  • Volunteer Profiles
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