Should You Use Mobile Bidding For Your Special Appeal?

Special Appeals (aka Paddle Raises or Fund-A-Need) are a staple of fundraising auctions. Mobile Bidding is a popular auction trend. Are they compatible?   This is a guest blog post by Brian Bice, a professional benefit auctioneer based in our hometown of Portland, Oregon.   Like most benefit auctioneers who have been in the business

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Case Study: Portland Public Schools Foundation

Last year Portland Public Schools parents raised over 3 million dollars through fundraisers. Considering these are dollars raised by numerous volunteer hours and unquantifiable energy costs, that number is staggering. Fortunately, these schools (44 of them) have the support of the Portland Public Schools Foundation (PPSF) under the nonprofit umbrella of All Hands Raised. In

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Case Study: Eastern Washington University

The second edition of our blog series Case Study comes from way out east in the great state of Washington. Laurel Hosmer, Assistant Athletic Director of Revenue and Development, and her development team at Eastern Washington University not only organized an online auction in less than 48 hours(!) they almost doubled their gross revenue from the

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Case Study: Lakeridge Jr. High

Welcome to our newest blog series, Case Study, where we highlight fundraising auctions throughout the country, sharing their experience with our software as well as some insider tips and tricks for auction success. The first in this series highlights a first time fundraising event at a junior high, which was previously included in their feeder

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