About Us

We take pride in our tenured staff and diverse partners, experienced in supporting our 10K+ nonprofit customers and 50K+ events around the nation.

Our Client Services team provides unlimited support with training classes, videos and resources; and ongoing phone, email, and live chat coverage. We’re here for you during your event—no matter what day or time it takes place.

The Professional Event Support team is available if you need onsite expertise. They will train your staff and volunteers on bidding, registration and check-out—ensuring everyone is prepared when your guests arrive.

Greater Giving Partners include over 100 professional benefit auctioneers, event planners & consultants, and technology services to choose from—with our stamp of approval. Built on a foundation of trust and through leadership, Greater Giving’s extensive community reach is unparalleled in the industry.

We give back to nonprofits with ongoing educational resources and webinars; fundraising guides; engaging social media and blog posts; LinkedIn and Facebook user groups; our Thought Leadership Summit and Giving Tuesday campaign.

Our History

It all started with a long checkout line...

In 2002, at a community fundraising event in Portland, Oregon, Jeff Jetton was waiting to check-out of the event’s benefit auction. Frustrated by the wait, Jeff began to consider ways to shorten benefit auction check-out lines and so Auctionpay, Inc. was born. In October 2009, Auctionpay was acquired by Global Payments Inc. (Service. Driven. Commerce), and in January 2010 took another step in its evolution, becoming Greater Giving.

James Balazs

Vice President, Business Analysis and Support

James has over 15 years of corporate finance experience. He started his career as a senior auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, moving from there to controller roles at software companies Summit Design, Inc., and First Insight, Inc. James then expanded his expertise as an independent consultant, with PricewaterhouseCoopers and World Oil Company among his clients before joining Greater Giving in 2004.

Matthew Craven

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Matthew Craven has over ten years of sales and management experience. Prior to joining Greater Giving in 2006, he held various sales positions at Pitney Bowes, including Account Executive, Field Sales Manager and Area Sales Manager; and upon his departure he was a Senior Area Sales Manager for the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose.

Prior to Pitney Bowes, Matthew was a founding partner in Student Safaris International, a community service and adventure travel program for high school students that won the AT&T Innovative Small Business award in 1999. He currently serves on the Ambassadors Board of Friends of the Children, a Portland, OR, nonprofit.

David Hagland

Director of Infrastructure

For over 20 years, David Hagland has designed enterprise class networking and computing environments for companies such as Intel, Tektronix, and Komatsu Electronic Metals. His experience includes voice over IP (VOIP) networks, large-scale server farms and quality assurance environments.

Early in his career, David focused on building customized computing solutions to meet specific high-demand requirements, including technology manufacturing lines and clean rooms. Prior to joining Greater Giving, David was the Director of Information Technology for eFusion, where he helped to pioneer the first customer service oriented VOIP portal solution.

Jill Boyer

Jill Boyer

Director of Marketing

Jill joined the Greater Giving team over 10 years ago as Event Services Manager; bringing her experience with event planning, marketing, sales coordination and account management from senior positions at Grand European Tours, and the Benson and Hilton hotels. She was hired as Product Marketing Manager in 2008 and promoted to Senior Marketing Manager in 2011; using her deep product knowledge and understanding of fundraising challenges to communicate the value of Greater Giving solutions to nonprofits.

Jill earned a BA in English, with a minor in Fine Arts at Oregon State University. She has also completed certifications in training and design from Portland State University, and product marketing from Pragmatic Marketing. She is passionate about volunteering and yoga, and is a certified volunteer instructor who teaches family yoga.

Organizations Jill is involved with: Street Yoga, Impact NW, SMART, SEI, The Dougy Center, Dove Lewis, OR Food Bank, Canine Companions and Friends of the Orphans.

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