School Auction Social Media Strategy Series: Comments

Interacting with your social media audience keeps them engaged and serves as a reminder that, while social media isn’t necessarily tangible, there are real-live people behind the screen working toward a real-live goal. That goal is ultimately the betterment of the school, community, and future. After you’ve worked so hard setting up your online presence,

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Managing Sponsored-Table Guests

Over at the Winspire blog, they just published a fabulous post on how to deal with one of the biggest sources of auction frustration: managing the guests who are attending your event on sponsor tickets. Specifically, how do you get them to actually be productive, bidding guests? Check it out: https://blog.winspireme.com/4-steps-turn-corporate-table-guests-into-givers-fundraising-strategy Roger

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Now active: Guided Tours

We added something new to the software yesterday to help all of you when you need to tackle some part of the software that you haven’t used before (or want a refresher on) – Guided Tours. There is now a “Take a Tour” button visible when you login from a computer (the tool we bought

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Sporadic Outages This Morning

UPDATE: We still don’t have word as to what went wrong at the data center, but all sites are back up and running.  For the record, we were down from 11:08 to 11:28, and then again from 11:30 to 11:33 (all times a.m, and Pacific). Our Data Center provider (the company that we contract with

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New Code Rolling Now – Read About The Changes

It’s time.  The changes we’ve teased for a couple of months now are being released.  You can read about them and see screenshots on our support site. Most of these changes are designed to accommodate customer requests for improving our mobile-bidding features; we’ve expanded the available email notifications to a new, more-customizable email and text-message

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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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