Fresh Revenue Generators For Your Fundraising Gala

By Shannon Eason, Fundraising Auctioneer   One thing Covid times have taught us is to be adaptable. The tried and true fundraising structure may need a refresh for your audience. This article will hopefully provide you a few ideas of what we call “revenue enhancers.” Revenue enhancers can supplement or even replace some of [...]

The Season of Thanks is Year-Round

By Scott Jones, CFRE, CAI, BAS  One of the most important things you can do to steward your donors is say: “Thank you.” We all know thanking donors is not just as an expression of gratitude, but a way of building and deepening new and existing relationships. When done properly, donor recognition can encourage [...]

Reconnecting with your Donors and Finding NEW Donors

By Dan Campbell, Fundraising Auctioneer This season of change has disrupted our normal flow of donor relations and forces us to rethink how we engage and how we keep our donors informed and inspired about our mission. For many of you, your core donor base has responded well during Covid with generosity that has [...]

Profit-Making Live Auction Strategy – What You Haven’t Considered

As your Raising Paddles Director of Client Success and Fundraising Ambassador I support you at every step in creating a successful live auction. When planning a live auction as part of your fundraising program, there is much to consider. What Makes a Good Live Auction Item? Unique experiences with mass appeal. Consider saving items [...]

Connected Hearts or Connected Minds

By: Scott Jones, CFRE & Fundraising Auctioneer  Connected Hearts or Connected Minds-Which is Most Important? We’ve all heard the suggestion that to fundraise effectively, a connection needs to be established between our mission and BOTH the hearts and minds of our donors. For fundraisers who are naturally influential and charismatic comes naturally. For most [...]

A Small Batch Recipe for Fundraising Success

By: Shannon Eason, Fundraising Auctioneer  Many organizations are planning to be going live for their fall events, but with the dreaded virus rearing its ugly head again, we know there may be donors that may decide to back out of attendance and some that won’t even fit in the room with the new restrictions. [...]

Could a Giving Circle Provide You with New Donors?

By: Jack Alotto, MA, CFRE I recently joined a group of donors who were creating a giving circle in the Coachella Valley of California. Giving circles are one of the fastest growing giving mechanisms in the United States. A giving circle is created when individual donors come together to pool their money to financially [...]

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Chat Is Where It’s At

Chat Is Where It's At! By Dan Campbell, Fundraising Auctioneer  Remember all the times at your pre-Covid galas, when your audience was a bit too chatty and sometimes became a distraction to the program you worked so hard to put on? You probably just wanted to “SHUSH” them, but of course, this could backfire [...]

Increase Virtual Event Participation

Best Practices to Increase Virtual Participation Events By Scott Jones, CFRE, CAI, BAS   As we continue planning for fundraising special events, there are still so many unknowns.  Many non-profits successfully executed their first virtual event and are setting their sights on the potential second.  We have witnessed the transition from the basic Zoom webinar [...]

“It’s All About that BASE, ’bout that BASE”

“It's all about that BASE, ‘bout that BASE….” Building something special requires a strong foundation, something that can sustain tough times and allow for continued building. Your BASE of supporters has to become strong and resilient. A small foundation can be mighty, but it is also taxing and can teeter with just a few [...]

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