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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

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

The Fear of Bidder Fatigue….is it Real?

By Dan Campbell, Senior Partner, Fundraising Auctioneer One of the most common questions we hear from those we consult with is ‘how many fundraising elements should we include in our program?” What is too many? Which ones are best for our event? It is not surprising that we see some events that are jam packed [...]

By |2023-07-07T16:14:55-05:00July 7th, 2023|Bidders, Consulting, Donor Development, Event Planning|Comments Off on The Fear of Bidder Fatigue….is it Real?

6 Ways to Get New Donors

Bueller? Bueller? Looking for your donors and there's no response? Where are our donors when we're looking for them. 6 Ways to Get New Donors 1) Relationship Mapping. Your current donors, board members, and volunteers are your best link to finding new donors. ... If each board member provides ten contacts to the developmental [...]

By |2023-02-14T17:44:44-06:00February 1st, 2023|Bidders, Donor Development, Event Planning, Fundraising|0 Comments

Turn that no into a YES!

Anyone can throw a party. Only YOU can develop relationships with your guests that will help them realize the impact of their gift for your great cause. How do you engage auction guests, whip up your live auction, focus on your mission, keep it fresh, get those bid cards waving, and make sure your guests return year [...]

Engage Donors in 7 Ways at Live Auctions

Anyone can throw party. Only YOU can develop relationships with your guests that will help them realize the impact of their gift for your great cause. How do you engage auction guests, whip up your live auction, focus on your mission, keep it fresh, get those bid cards waving, and make sure your guests return year after [...]

Turning Free Tickets to Your Gala into Profit for Your Cause

Many times “free” tickets to your gala are included in sponsorship packages. While some sponsors may attend your event and participate in the fundraising program we often hear from sponsors, “we’ve already made our donation through sponsorship.” While there are similarities in special event fundraising and sponsorship, they are not the same. Raising Paddles [...]

By |2023-02-14T17:44:46-06:00December 5th, 2022|Bidders, Donor Development, Event Planning, Fundraising|0 Comments

Maximizing the Paddle Raise

Very often I am asked to present and speak about the importance of the mission appeal. I do this often enough I felt encouraged to create a resource document to share with fundraising professionals to refer to when planning their special ask. So instead of an article style submission this month, I decided to [...]

By |2023-02-14T17:44:47-06:00November 1st, 2022|Bidders, Donor Development, Fundraising, Live Auction|0 Comments
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