Does Your School Fundraising Event Need A COVID Waiver?

by Daryl McCarl, Director of Business Development at Smartwaiver Fundraising events are important to schools for many reasons—like raising enough money to throw junior prom, ensuring the orchestra gets to go on an annual trip, or being able to afford the booking fee for a special assembly speaker.  Plus, school fundraising events don’t just provide

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4 Easy Ways to Raise Money for Your School

by Korri Piper, Sales and Marketing Consultant & Director of Vendor Relationships, ShopRaise Raising money for your school requires organized fundraising campaigns, a giving community, and a little bit of creativity. Thankfully, not every fundraiser needs months of dedicated planning or a high investment of resources to get off the ground. In fact, there are

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Inspiring School Website Design Ideas: 3 Real-World Examples

by Murad Bushnaq, Morweb Today, most organizations are expected to have modern, sophisticated websites. While few of us are web design experts, creating an inspiring website is well within reach for any organization that’s willing to put in the effort and research into what makes designs effective. This can be a lengthy process, but the

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3 Tools for Parent Volunteers Hosting Virtual Fundraisers

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

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Why Afterschool Programs are Needed Now More Than Ever

Today’s article covers a vital component of many children and parent’s lives – afterschool programs. With the expertise he’s gained as the creator of CommunityPass helping recreation centers and schools across the country, Joseph Oriente shares his thoughts on the current and future state of afterschool programs. With 10.2 million children participating in afterschool programs

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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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Guest Blog: Consignment Items

This is a guest blog, by our friend Mike Hanley. Thanks, Mike! Consignment items are becoming more and more common in Charity Benefit Auctions today and I thought for one of my Blog Posts we might discuss the various sides to this issue. There are many strong opinions on both sides of the issue and

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Guest Blog: Don’t Pay Commissions

As a profession, auctioneering has long had performance tied to compensation. Auctioneers have based their worth, literally, on their ability to market and sell assets for their clients. This makes complete sense in the world of antiquities, fine art, liquidations, estate sales, vehicle auctions, real estate auctions and the like, but it is unconscionable in

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