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Addressing Donor Pain Points at Your Gala

By: Erin Williams, Fundraising Auctioneer & Consultant  Our Raising Paddles team is hard at work helping nonprofit clients prepare for a great fall season of fundraising! As you are planning your fall fundraising gala, ask yourself, or better yet reach out to a few key donors to learn ways to improve their donor experience. [...]

By |2022-09-08T12:58:11-05:00September 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is There a Secret Sauce for a Successful Fund A Need (FAN)?

Is There a Secret Sauce for a Successful Fund A Need (FAN)? You bet there is..... Why are some FANs more successful than others? Why do some small groups have more successful FANs than large groups? How do you conduct a FAN that makes people want to raise their paddle? Well, we're glad you asked. [...]

By |2022-09-08T12:37:16-05:00September 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8 Mission Video Storytelling Tips

8 Mission Video Storytelling Tips By: Scott Jones As the famous saying goes, stories make the world go round. They help non-profits build personal connections, based on empathy, trust, and compassion with their supporters through the act of storytelling. People process visuals 60,000 times better than text, which makes storytelling quite important these days. Therefore, [...]

By |2022-08-25T14:07:01-05:00August 9th, 2022|Event Planning, Fundraising, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 8 Mission Video Storytelling Tips

The Impact of Speeches on your Gala Crowd

By: Dan Campbell, Fundraising Auctioneer  You are a special events coordinator…. or at least that is one of your MANY hats, and you are looking at a gala timeline that appears to last through next Tuesday……will our audience embrace what we have planned? Today’s audience is less patient with long programs, and we seem [...]

By |2022-08-25T14:07:01-05:00May 27th, 2022|Consulting, Event Planning|Comments Off on The Impact of Speeches on your Gala Crowd

How Your Nonprofit Can Weather Record High Inflation

By: Erin Williams, Fundraising Auctioneer Last month we announced a new Client Success Manager, Olivia Newbill. She will be a great support and resource to all of our clients. We are excited to have her on the Raising Paddles team! This means I've transitioned to a full-time Fundraising Auctioneer and Consultant. I am thrilled [...]

By |2022-08-25T14:07:02-05:00May 27th, 2022|Consulting|Comments Off on How Your Nonprofit Can Weather Record High Inflation

Summertime Fundraising

By: Shannon Eason, Fundraising Auctioneer  While Spring is wrapping up, Summer is quickly approaching. With in-person events now in full swing, we hope you're planning those fun summer fundraisers. If you haven't done one, you might be missing the boat. Check these out and see how fundraising can be "Summer Fun"! "Mudder Runs" or [...]

By |2022-08-25T14:07:02-05:00May 10th, 2022|Benefits of a Professional Auctioneer, Event Planning, Fundraising|Comments Off on Summertime Fundraising

Sponsorship and Fundraising—Differentiating the Two | Understanding Fundraising: Part 2 of a 2-part Series

Written by Scott Jones, CFRE, BAS, CAI Fundraising Auctioneer Every organization needs funding to thrive. You need resources to invest in your programs, your members, your staff, and your infrastructure – to ultimately achieve your greater mission. You likely have value that you can offer in various ways to obtain this support. So how [...]

By |2022-08-25T14:07:03-05:00May 10th, 2022|Benefits of a Professional Auctioneer, Consulting, Donor Development, Fundraising|Comments Off on Sponsorship and Fundraising—Differentiating the Two | Understanding Fundraising: Part 2 of a 2-part Series

To Theme or Not to Theme…That is the Question

By: Shannon Eason, Fundraising Auctioneer While on a call this week, the planning committee started dialogue about a theme. "What is our theme?" and  "Should we have a theme?" Those are great questions, so I googled it...and came up with some great info I wanted to share. Having a theme can benefit an event in many [...]

By |2022-08-25T14:07:03-05:00April 1st, 2022|Benefits of a Professional Auctioneer, Consulting, Donor Development, Fundraising|Comments Off on To Theme or Not to Theme…That is the Question

Sponsorship and Fundraising—Differentiating the Two

By: Scott Jones, Fundraising Auctioneer, CFRE Whether a seasoned professional or someone new to the nonprofit world, can you clearly identify the difference between sponsorship dollars and monetary donations?  Are businesses and donors confused or conflicted when asked to support your event?  Are you approaching supporters with the right mindset and are you trying [...]

By |2022-08-25T14:07:03-05:00April 1st, 2022|Benefits of a Professional Auctioneer, Consulting, Donor Development, Fundraising|Comments Off on Sponsorship and Fundraising—Differentiating the Two

Donor Welcome Kits

By: Scott Jones, Fundraising Auctioneer, CFRE I have invested a lot of study and research lately on Donor Welcome Kits.  How important are they truly? My thoughts align with this content below. It’s often said that a donor isn’t really a donor until they’ve made a second gift. If that’s true, your new donor [...]

By |2022-08-25T14:07:04-05:00February 24th, 2022|Benefits of a Professional Auctioneer, Consulting, Donor Development, Fundraising|Comments Off on Donor Welcome Kits
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