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5 Components Your Marketing Plan Needs to Engage Donors

Fundraising and marketing are intertwined. Think about it: donors need to know about your school’s fundraisers to participate. However, some marketing campaigns lead to greater...

05 Apr 2024 Guest Post
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4 Dependable and Simple Ways to Boost Donation Amounts

Imagine what your nonprofit could accomplish if every donor increased their contribution by just $10. That could mean the difference between providing food and enrichment...

24 Mar 2024 Guest Post
These four interactive fundraising ideas will motivate students to get involved and help your school raise the funds needed to thrive.
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4 Interactive Fundraisers that Encourage Student Involvement

Picture your school’s ideal fundraising campaign. Perhaps you put in the work to organize an auction fundraiser, and your students are excited about the event....

01 Dec 2023 Guest Post
Learn more about how you can use fundraising events and initiatives to strengthen your association’s sense of community.
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How to Strengthen Community Within Your Association

As an association leader, you know that building a sense of community within your organization is an essential, yet challenging, part of running a successful...

20 Oct 2023 Guest Post
In this guide, we will review the basics of silent auction rules and show you how to implement them in your next auction event.
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School Auction Planning: 4 Ways to Engage Your Community

23 May 2023 Guest Post
In this guide, we will review the basics of silent auction rules and show you how to implement them in your next auction event.
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68 Fun Themes for Your Fundraising Gala

Fundraising auctions are about raising money, of course. That’s the primary mission. But you can raise money a bunch of different ways, and if you’re...

05 May 2023 Roger Devine
In this guide, we will review the basics of silent auction rules and show you how to implement them in your next auction event.
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Mastering Silent Auction Rules: The Essential Guide

04 Apr 2023 Roger Devine
How does a silent auction work? Read this to learn the ropes and run your own silent auction.
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How Does a Silent Auction Work? What Fundraisers Should Know

23 Mar 2023 Roger Devine

Make More Money At Your Auction With Data, Part 2: Supporters

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...

03 Jun 2020 Roger Devine
Nonprofit donor data is essential for identifying ways to optimize your fundraising and donor engagement.
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6 Important Donor Metrics For Your Fundraising Records

Your nonprofit’s fundraising initiatives are essential for advancing your mission. In order to optimize your strategy for the most impactful results, you’ll need to leverage...

22 Apr 2020 Philip Schmitz

Data Month Part 2: Guest Data

Continuing with our Data Month theme, let’s take a look atcollecting guest data. What information should you collect from your guests? (We’ll get into the...

30 Jan 2020 Carolyn Dasher

January is Data Month: Adding Supporter Data to Your Site

It’s a new year and for many of you that means it’s time to create a new auction site. And your new site will need...

15 Jan 2020 Carolyn Dasher

Mobile Bidding Part 2: Know Your "Rescue" Tools

In our final post of 2019, we talked about how to plan a successful mobile bidding event. In today’s post, we’ll consider a less-than-ideal case...

07 Jan 2020 Carolyn Dasher

It's 2020, and We Need To Talk About Privacy

Update: here is the missing link from the email:

03 Jan 2020 Roger Devine

Mobile Bidding: Get Ready to Go Paperless

We get a LOT of questions about how to organize a successful mobile bidding auction. Not just how to set it up in the software...

24 Dec 2019 Carolyn Dasher

Boost Your Live Auction Revenue with Group Bidding

Fundraising auctioneers are a tremendous source of auction ideas. And luckily, some very talented and knowledgeable auctioneers blog, which means all of us can benefit...

06 Dec 2019 Carolyn Dasher

Giving Tuesday is Almost Here: Is Your Non-Profit Ready?

Giving Tuesday lands on December 3 this year. That’s right around the corner. If you’re not already familiar with Giving Tuesday, it’s a relatively recent...

27 Nov 2019 Carolyn Dasher

Invitations - How to Make Events Easier for Everyone

Organizing a fundraising auction involves quite a range of tasks. At a minimum, you’re procuring items to sell at your event. You’re probably also selling...

22 Nov 2019 Carolyn Dasher

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...

09 May 2019 Kelsey Zander

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...

02 Aug 2018 Justin Hirsch

Displaying Fair Market Value on bid sheets and in your catalog

You really need to read this blog post from Sherry Truhlar, of Red Apple Auctions:

31 Jul 2018 Justin Hirsch

Guest Post: Raising Friends and Funds

How do you turn auction event guests into long term donors? Rose Backs, a benefit auctioneer serving Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington, has some food...

28 Mar 2016 Miranda Hansen

Building Your Dream Team & Choosing the Next Auction Chair

It’s a new calendar year and some of you may already be looking ahead at next school year’s auction. It’s time to start thinking about...

06 Jan 2016 Miranda Hansen

Tomorrow! Learn the 5 Key Elements to Auction Success

In this webinar, Roger Devine, Founder and Auctions Expert will reveal the 5 key elements to school auction success and share with you how...

29 Sep 2015 Miranda Hansen

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