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Counting your success post-event

Not only is a detailed reporting system useful in that it allows you as an event organiser to track gifts and collect money, announce results and say thank you, it also assists in analysing what went wrong and what went right. Just think. The big day is over. The money has been counted and the prizes have been sent. It's the perfect time to start thinking about what you can do differently and how you can improve on your event for the following year. What prizes were the most profitable and generated the most bidding wars? Was it the Florentine Villa that everyone seemed to love...

Counting your success post-event

A Simple Guide to Recruiting Volunteers for Your Next Fundraising Event

Fundamental to a successful fundraising event is a strong volunteer team. The benefit of having good volunteers is huge. Not only will they help save your nonprofit money, they can also add energy and passion to your live event. Below we have put together a step-by-step guide on how to recruit volunteers for your next fundraising event...

A Simple Guide to Recruiting Volunteers for Your Next Fundraising Event

Bundling Auction Items. Now that's a wrap!

You may be thinking: the more items the better. But in reality there is actually a thing as having too many auction items at your fundraising event. An overload of auction items can in fact overwhelm your guests. A great way to trim the fat is to bundle low priced items instead producing an attractive gift package your guests will love.

Bundling Auction Items. Now that's a wrap!

Finding the right venue for your fundraising event

One of the most important aspects of planning an unforgettable fundraising event is 'choosing the right' setting. The selected venue sets the tone for the night creating an atmosphere that is conducive to making audience members feel engaged and eager to support your nominated cause. It is however, also one of your biggest expenses. So how do you go about finding the right venue for your fundraising event? That is, a place that is large enough and glamorous enough to accommodate all of your generous guests and inspire loads of charitable giving...

Finding the right venue for your fundraising event

Why Email Matters for your Nonprofit

You've got the venue, entertainment, catering, décor, prizes and guest list covered: it's time to let everyone know about it! A promotional email marketing campaign will help create exposure and generate interest, sell tickets, allow you to plug your most exclusive auction items and remind supporters about your organisation's nominated cause and mission. And for the early birds, you can direct potential bidders to the mobile auction platform and get the bids rolling in before the event even starts. Want to know more? We've put together a succinct list of reasons as to why email marketing is vital for nonprofits of all sizes...

Why Email Matters for your Nonprofit

Choosing the right auctioneer for your fundraiser

The stakes are high when it comes to hiring a professional auctioneer. Event fundraising is expensive business and although it may be tempting to cut costs where possible, selecting the right auctioneer for your event is of utmost importance. Hiring the wrong auctioneer may lead to audience disengagement ensuring your nonprofit misses out on reaching its full fundraising potential. You have one chance to get it right - here's how...

Choosing the right auctioneer for your fundraiser

Raising more with your next fundraising raffle

Holding an electronic fundraising raffle, either as a stand alone or in conjunction with your fundraising auction, can be extremely lucrative for your nonprofit. Your upfront costs are next to nothing, they demand minimal time to administer and the proceeds are limited only by the number of tickets that are sold. To be successful, a fundraising raffle is dependent on the following three things...

Raising more with your next fundraising raffle

Best Practice: Sourcing Auction Items for Your Next Fundraising Event

Whether you're a seasoned professional or a novice within the fundraising industry, securing a list of suitable and appealing auction items for your upcoming charity event can be a challenge. So below, we have provided some handy hints that might help you along the way...

Best Practice: Sourcing Auction Items for Your Next Fundraising Event

Uncover your fundraising potential. The auction's over, what's next?

Every event organiser wants to make the most out of their fundraising efforts. This means taking full advantage of your event and charity auction even after the hammer has fallen...

Uncover your fundraising potential. The auction's over, what's next?

How to Make the Most out of Your Consignment Service

So you've decided to use consignment to help bulk up your auction catalogue with a variety of exciting and unique holiday, lifestyle and adventure packages, music and sport memorabilia, fine art and jewellery. Now the prizes are sorted… what's next? Below are a collection of handy hints and tips on how to get the very best result from the myriad of sensational, one-of-a-kind consignment prizes on offer...

How to Make the Most out of Your Consignment Service

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