Continuing with our Data Month theme, let’s take a look at collecting guest data. What information should you collect from your guests? (We’ll get into the “how” in the next installment.) Before we go any further, we need to make sure we are on the same page with terminology. By Guests, we mean people who have... continue reading.
It’s a new year and for many of you that means it’s time to create a new auction site. And your new site will need data. Today we’ll take a deep dive into how to add supporters to your site. Later this month, we’ll write about deciding what information to collect from your guests. We’ll... continue reading.
In our final post of 2019, we talked about how to plan a successful mobile bidding event. In today’s post, we’ll consider a less-than-ideal case scenario: What if you’ve followed all of our planning suggestions — you’ve dotted your i’s and crossed your t’s, not just once but three times — and things go sideways... continue reading.
We get a LOT of questions about how to organize a successful mobile bidding auction. Not just how to set it up in the software — although if you need assistance with that, we can definitely help — but how to run the event itself. We’re not the only people who think about this stuff... continue reading.
Fundraising auctioneers are a tremendous source of auction ideas. And luckily, some very talented and knowledgeable auctioneers blog, which means all of us can benefit from their expertise. One of those auctioneers is Sherry Truhar, and we’re always interested to see what she has to say on her blog at Red Apple Auctions. This week’s... continue reading.
Giving Tuesday lands on December 3 this year. That’s right around the corner. If you’re not already familiar with Giving Tuesday, it’s a relatively recent tradition (in the vein of Black Friday and Cyber Monday) where folks donate to their favorite causes on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Why not take advantage of the trend... continue reading.
Organizing a fundraising auction involves quite a range of tasks. At a minimum, you’re procuring items to sell at your event. You’re probably also selling tickets and giving folks who can’t attend an opportunity to donate cash to your organization. And you may be inviting people to bid in your online auction, too. In other... continue reading.