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The Buy-in Lot as an Auction Item

By: Dan Campbell As we try to cater to the millennial crowd who are showing different giving methods, we look to create unique and creative ways for them to engage and participate in the fundraising.  One such idea is a Buy-in Party. Also known as a Count Me In, Sign Up Party, or Buy [...]

By |2024-01-31T16:15:04-06:00January 31st, 2024|Bidders, Consulting, Donor Development, Event Planning, Fundraising|Comments Off on The Buy-in Lot as an Auction Item

Take Courage!

By: Erin Williams  Rather than an article this month, I’d like to encourage you to watch a video. That’s right-  take a break and prop your feet up! Click the link below to watch.  "Peter Diamandis: Energetic Fundraising"  What I find most interesting is throughout his presentation, Diamandis showcases how the element of courage [...]

By |2023-12-22T15:42:15-06:00December 22nd, 2023|Consulting, Donor Development, Fundraising|Comments Off on Take Courage!

4 Health Benefits of Giving to Others

Sourced By: Shannon Eason CAI, BAS, PRI Professional Benefit Auctioneer/Consultant We encourage you to share this with your donors; the value of giving extends beyond the impact we make on others, as it also has a profoundly positive effect on oneself! 'Tis the season of giving. Giving to those less fortunate than yourself can [...]

By |2023-12-05T12:08:02-06:00December 5th, 2023|Bidders, Donor Development|Comments Off on 4 Health Benefits of Giving to Others

ANCHOR your Live Auction with a Guaranteed Live Auction Bidder at your next event!

By: Dan Campbell Fundraising Auctioneer Have you ever worried about the amount of interest people will have in the auction items you have procured for the live auction? Having an item that flops in terms of interest can seem like a momentum killer, yet we sometimes need to take risks to achieve our fundraising [...]

By |2023-12-05T14:25:04-06:00December 5th, 2023|Donor Development, Event Planning, Fundraising, Live Auction|Comments Off on ANCHOR your Live Auction with a Guaranteed Live Auction Bidder at your next event!

Changing the Culture from Fundraising to Philanthropy

By: Gloria Kelley Fundraising Consultant  “Charity” is a limiting concept that tends to be crisis-oriented and indicative of a weakness of some sort. This ultimately leads to the “tin cup” syndrome of fundraising (i.e., begging, impulsive, emotional, and, worst of all, token in nature). Those were the old days! Philanthropy, however, is a much [...]

By |2023-11-01T14:54:31-05:00November 1st, 2023|Consulting, Donor Development, Event Planning, Fundraising|Comments Off on Changing the Culture from Fundraising to Philanthropy

New Year, New Board Engagement

By: Erin Williams, Fundraising Auctioneer  As professional fundraisers, we hear all too often from nonprofit leaders, “My board doesn’t have an active role when it comes to the gala” or “My board doesn’t participate in fundraising.” The nonprofit’s financial stability is a primary responsibility of the board and fundraising is a huge part of [...]

By |2023-11-01T14:23:17-05:00November 1st, 2023|Benefits of a Professional Auctioneer, Consulting, Donor Development, Event Planning, Fundraising|Comments Off on New Year, New Board Engagement

15 Creative Ways to Say “Thank You” to your Donors

Send a handwritten letter  There’s something special about handwritten notes in the digital era.  A handwritten note will really stand out in a mailbox, grabbing the attention of your  supporters.   A thoughtful note can be sent out any time of the year and for any occasion: Right after a donation  For your donor’s [...]

By |2023-10-05T13:37:49-05:00October 5th, 2023|Consulting, Donor Development, Event Planning, Fundraising|Comments Off on 15 Creative Ways to Say “Thank You” to your Donors

Reporting to your Stakeholders, the Why.

Scott Jones, CFRE, CAI, BAS Senior Consultant & Auctioneer The purpose of reporting on your fundraising results is to fulfill the accountability and transparency requirements associated with the acquisition and utilization of donated funds and convey to your stakeholders that implementation is progressing, and that the organization knows what it is doing. Who are [...]

By |2023-10-05T13:05:40-05:00October 5th, 2023|Benefits of a Professional Auctioneer, Consulting, Donor Development, Event Planning, Fundraising|Comments Off on Reporting to your Stakeholders, the Why.

How to Improve Your Non-Profit Visibility with Google Ad Grants

If you are looking for ways to increase visibility to your mission, there is a program thru Google that offers non-profits grants to help them promote their cause and increase visibility to attract more donors and supporters, as well as increase visibility to those who might become recipients of your mission. Of course, you [...]

By |2023-08-31T15:46:16-05:00August 31st, 2023|Donor Development, Event Planning, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Improve Your Non-Profit Visibility with Google Ad Grants

Applying Five Major Fundraising Principles to Your Gala Strategy

In The Complete Guide to Fundraising Management, Weinstein and Barden share there are five major fundraising principles. I believe we can apply these principles to special fundraising events.  "People give to people to help people."  The reason donors give is because they love what you do and who you do it for. They believe [...]

By |2023-08-31T14:14:12-05:00August 31st, 2023|Benefits of a Professional Auctioneer, Consulting, Event Planning, Fundraising|Comments Off on Applying Five Major Fundraising Principles to Your Gala Strategy
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