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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

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

Your guide to end-of-year giving season success

December is finally here and it's time to end the year on a fundraising high. Today then, we will focus our attention on how to create the perfect online holiday auction, a simple yet effective strategy for boosting holiday giving. Make the most out of holiday shopping trends and get online! With more and more people avoiding the roads and shopping congestion this holiday season, getting on board the online shopping trend is a fundraising must. By creating a customised dedicated event website and electronic auction catalogue you can offer donors the opportunity to easily and effortlessly...

Your guide to end-of-year giving season success

Best Practice: How to Sequence Your Live Auction

Being 'picky' when it comes to putting together your live auction catalogue is extremely important. With only a limited amount of spots available, the order in which you auction off each item, needs just as much thought as what you are selling. Often event managers have a natural tendency to sell only the most expensive items in the live auction. Instead… save some of the good stuff for the silent one! By focusing all your attention on only a handful of elite bidders, you are ignoring the countless number of donors who want to participate and support your cause but can't. So then, how does...

Best Practice: How to Sequence Your Live Auction

Best practice: Selling auction packages multiple times

'One way to increase your fundraising auction revenue is by selling big-ticket items such as, luxury package holidays, multiple times. If done correctly, it can be a masterstroke, helping you to maximise ROI. Below are some tried and tested methods for successfully auctioning off packages - multiple times - during a fundraising event...

Best practice: Selling auction packages multiple times

Every charity has a story to tell

Nonprofits seem to be getting better at cultivating long-term relationships and understanding the importance in developing a two-way dialogue with their supporters. With more charities flooding the market than ever before, and less supporters, presenting 'the story' of the nonprofit has never been more valuable. Every charity has a story to tell. How then, can one make the most out of their story telling capabilities, ultimately setting their nonprofit apart...

Every charity has a story to tell

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