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The Future of Galas

By: Dan Campbell, Fundraising Auctioneer  Compared to previous virus strains, Covid has been a resilient and perplexing pandemic that seems to never end. I imagine this same effect was felt by many after the onset of the Spanish Flu over 100 years ago. As we all know, a vaccine was eventually developed to help [...]

Adjust to Smaller Events – Keep Your Donor Group Small But Mighty

By: Erin Williams BAS, PRI  Is less really more? According to studies performed by research psychologists at Harvard and Stanford University, excessive choices can produce “choice paralysis”. For example, a person walks into an ice cream shop and there are 50 flavors offered. Overwhelmed, the customer remains stuck in their decision making and chooses [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Show Must Go On

One of the most talked about topics of pivoting to a virtual gala is the fear of putting on a show that no one will want to watch. If you have spent time watching a few virtual galas over the past year, you know what I am talking about! From watching boring pre-recorded programs, [...]

Your First Big Move of 2021

I am fully aware that every member of your team (maybe you are the only member) is extremely focused on the daily operations of your organization.  Every nonprofit faces complex issues and certain challenges, even nonprofits with the most experienced, progressive, and dedicated teams working for them. Fundraising campaigns, special events or institutional stagnation [...]

I said, “YES” – Now it’s Your Turn

I’m in a private Facebook group and we were supposed to come up with our “word” for 2021. There were some really good ones such as Balance, Health, Wellness, Safety.. I had to really think about this one. I wanted to make it sincere and… personal. So, my word for 2021 is “Commitment”. Why [...]

Virtual vs Hybrid Fundraising Events

By: Shannon Mays, Raising Paddles Fundraising Consultant & Auctioneer 3-2-1-Live!!! Those are the words you’ll hear when your virtual gala is getting ready to go live. Your stomach will be in knots and your brain will be on overdrive. Are you ready? Is everything set? Are we a-go? Last month we gave you a [...]

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