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Think Raffles Are Outdated Fundraisers? Think Again!

What springs to mind when you think about fundraising raffles? Old-fashioned raffle booklets? Multi-coloured paper tickets (that invariably emerge in post-wash pockets)? Tickets drawn from revolving tombolas? Raffles often have heart-warming connections with our childhood or pleasant memories of bygone fundraisers. But they're not the fundraiser of choice for causes serious about raising money. Or are they? It's true that raffles probably have the reputation for being somewhat antiquated...

Think Raffles Are Outdated Fundraisers? Think Again!

10 Ways To Annoy Non Profit Donors

10 Ways To Annoy Non Profit Donors

Uncovering Underbidders At Your Next Fundraiser

Underbidders can play a huge part in boosting revenue at fundraising auctions, but these special participants can go undiscovered at a fundraising event. Although small in number, underbidders are often very generous bidders. They need special attention and careful consideration. And you need to know how to find them!..

Uncovering Underbidders At Your Next Fundraiser

5 Must-Avoid Fundraising Auction Mistakes

Did your fundraising auction fail to generate the funds you hoped for? Is your previously reliable annual fundraiser showing signs of donation fatigue? Are you struggling to generate substantial bid activity? If so, you might be making one or more common fundraising auction mistakes. But don't worry, mistakes can quickly turn into opportunity once you know what to change and how to drop the Not:...

5 Must-Avoid Fundraising Auction Mistakes

3 Must-Ask Questions When Looking For A Digital Auction Provider

So for your next fundraising auction you've decided to ditch the paper bids and go digital. Great move! Not only will you maximise your fund raising potential but you'll also create an event that's fun and interactive for your guests. Plus, getting rid of all that paper makes it a feel-good, Earth friendly switch. But who's the right digital auction provider for your organisation? There are plenty of providers to choose from - and - to help you make the right choice here are a few must-ask questions:...

3 Must-Ask Questions When Looking For A Digital Auction Provider

Trade Secrets: How to Register 1000 People for a Silent Auction in Under 1 Minute

Guess what the biggest challenge is when trying to get people to register and bid for any silent auction? It's making sure the audience knows how to register and bid. A large group of people can be hard to coordinate, especially when the group is busy socialising (and it's even harder when alcohol is thrown into the mix). Having instructions online and in brochures is great. As are - volunteers roving through through the audience explaining how to register. However the single most effective solution for getting everyone registered (in under 1 minute!) is to use the MC. All it takes is 4 simple steps:...

Trade Secrets:  How to Register 1000 People for a Silent Auction in Under 1 Minute

Overcoming The Roadblocks To Digital Auctions

Lots of fundraisers tell us that they'd love to make the switch to digital auctions. But they have some concerns: How will their older guests deal with the technology?Will digital raise as much money as paper based bids? How can digital auctions engage the audience? Won't they just spend the entire time looking at their phones?Isn't a digital auction very expensive to buy and run?...

Overcoming The Roadblocks To Digital Auctions

When Choosing A Fundraising Partner, Think Small

So you're looking for a fundraising partner to help you run your silent auction at your next fundraiser. Your first decision is whether to run the auction on paper or use technology. Electronic auctions have been around since 2005. Since the explosion in the use of smart phones and tablets technology is the format of choice for most fundraisers. If you are in the market for technology your next stop will likely be an evaluation of the electronic silent auction providers out there. You may be surprised to find your options few and far between. The reason is there has been some consolidation...

When Choosing A Fundraising Partner, Think Small

Why Sealed Bids Can Hurt Your Charity Auction

"Auctions have been popular at charity fundraising events for years. In fact, event ticket sales usually only manage to cover the cost of putting the event on. The auction is therefore critical to the event's fundraising success...

Why Sealed Bids Can Hurt Your Charity Auction

Sourcing the Right Auction Items for Your Next Fundraiser

Not having the right collection of items in your auction catalogue is a surefire way to devastate revenue-generation. Thus, with the New Year almost upon us, it's the perfect time to re-evaluate what items you need to include in your next fundraising event. Although every charity and fundraiser is unique, there are certain items that almost always sell… and sell well. The most popular auction items are those that suit the interests of your supporters, complement your event theme, and have good income potential. Unique food experiences and vintage wine One-of-a-kind restaurant experiences, vintage wine, private dinners,...

Sourcing the Right Auction Items for Your Next Fundraiser

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