Double the Pleasure, Double the Fun- What You Need to Know About Live Streaming

For those of you old enough to remember the “Double Mint Twins” and the commercials, the slogan was “Double the pleasure, double the fun with Double Mint gum”….. When we talk about Live Streaming your event (sometimes referred to as a “Hybrid Event”) it could very well double the pleasure, double the fun, and [...]

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. [...]

Less is More: The Return to Smaller Crowds

By: Dan Campbell, Fundraising Auctioneer  In the past 12 months, our team has completed 81 virtual events. The grace of your donors has been incredible, as in all but a couple of those events, we saw an increase of NET revenue compared to the previous year Pre-Covid. Dissecting this result shows that this NET [...]

Yes, it’s OK to have a “Friend-Raiser”

By: Shannon Eason, Fundraising Auctioneer  We’re hearing nonprofits say, “We don’t want to lose our traditional donors that enjoy the sit down gala, but how do we engage our younger guests that aren’t excited about that event?” We say, “plan another party!” Okay, before you roll your eyes and say that you don’t have [...]

Back to the Future?

By: Shannon Eason, Fundraising Auctioneer  How about, back to live events! Yes, we’re back. As that thought is crossing your mind, what questions are concerning you? Here’s a few questions that organizations are asking.  Do Donors Comfortable Attending a Live Event? We say, yes! According to studies, 70% of Americans are ready to not [...]

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 [...]

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