We’re seeing more and more customers hosting virtual live galas these days. And many of them are coming up with super creative ways to boost attendance, keep their audience riveted to the virtual event screen, and/or increase event revenue. Adding a Talent Contest to your virtual event checks all three of these critical-to-event-success boxes. A... continue reading.
Why and How to Fundraise Now These are not — shall we say — straightforward times for nonprofit fundraising. Many of our customers won’t be able to hold their traditional gala events this fall. In addition, local businesses have taken an economic hit that may make it difficult for them to offer the level of... continue reading.
Here in 2020, Virtual Galas have emerged as a necessary response to the current global situation. But honestly, we believe that they are going to be part of the auction mix for quite a while. So, back in February we started working on a new feature for our software to make your Virtual Gala a... 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.