We update our software every week – usually the updates contain only minor enhancements and bug fixes, and mostly go unnoticed. That won’t be the case this week. . . On Wed. July 28th, the update contains changes you’ll notice right away: Major Reorganization of Site Settings We’re proud of how customizable our software is.... continue reading.
Today’s article comes from Debbie Salat at ABC Fundraising, and with over 20 years of fundraising experience, Debbie offers the following advice for parents and guardians volunteering at their childrens’ schools. Parent and guardian volunteers are vital to the success of so many school and afterschool programs – and it’s important that they have the... continue reading.
Whether you’re a parent of a student or a faculty or staff member, you’ve likely faced the stress that comes with running a successful school fundraising event. Planning involves finding the perfect idea, venue, and most importantly, figuring out how to market your event to your audience for an excellent turnout. After all, without your... continue reading.
Let’s talk about how procuring auction items has changed in the time of COVID-19. It’s June 2020 as I write this. We’ve all been through a rollercoaster in the past 6 months, as we’ve had to cancel gala auctions, pivot to online auctions (and Virtual Live Auctions). For the most part, the organizations that have... continue reading.
In our last post, we discussed how to use Item data from your previous event(s) to improve your procurement and pricing strategies and make more money at your auction. This week we’ll look at how you can use Supporter data from your last auction to make more money at your auction the following year. Start... continue reading.
Every auction generates data. You probably already review your sales data to gauge the success of your events. But delving even deeper into your data can help you make more money at your auction next year. (Yes, you can have a next auction, pandemic or not. More on that at the end of this post.)... continue reading.
For obvious reasons (we’re looking at you, Covid-19), we’re focusing our blogging on online auctions these days. Many of you are converting your galas to online-only events. While there are many similarities between paper bidding and online bidding, one big difference is how bidders gain access to the event itself. For a gala, your guests,... continue reading.
“Are my online auction settings right?” Our support team sees variations of this question a lot. And we’re always glad to take a look at your site and tell you what we see. But when it comes to whether your settings are “right,” we usually have to say, “It depends.” Every online auction is a... continue reading.
The following is a guest post, from our friends at CharityEngine. Nonprofit fundraising is key for organizations to advance their missions. While your mission is at the heart of your organization1, fundraising is how you work toward that mission. Therefore, your nonprofit should be focused on improving and maximizing your fundraising initiatives as much as... continue reading.
Due to the COVID-19 induced economic downturn, many businesses and families are struggling to make ends meet. And nonprofits are struggling to support their communities during this time of increased need. To fulfill their missions, nonprofits need funds–and fundraising options–now more than ever. We’re hard at work developing new virtual live fundraising tools to help... continue reading.