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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

First impressions count with your silent auction display

Responsible for putting together the silent auction display at your next fundraising event? Silent auctions are your nonprofits 'one night only' storefront and therefore should not be underestimated. Silent auction displays can have a big impact on how potential bidders perceive the value of the auction items you are offering. Potential bidders only have a few seconds to view and be attracted by your displays. The key then, is to keep them simple, bold and uncluttered. Making use of the same colour scheme, layout, and easy-to-read font as your branding and other marketing material will give the displays a professional and sophisticated appeal...

First impressions count with your silent auction display

Maximise fundraising revenue with these handy hints

Running a fundraising event can be time-consuming, costly and perhaps a bit risky. If executed poorly your event can quickly turn into a wasted opportunity for your nonprofit. On the other hand, when done well, it can have a significant impact on revenue, helping you to maximise funds raised for your nominated cause. It's quite easy for event organisers to become overwhelmed when coordinating an event. There is after all a lot to do and often on a tight budget: organising a suitable venue, booking the entertainment and putting together the guest list are just a few. So here are five tried and tested approaches that will help your nonprofit reach its full potential...

Maximise fundraising revenue with these handy hints

How to attract the next generation of charitable givers

In today's tech-saturated world, it's more important than ever to capture the new generation of charity supporters. According to an article published on The McCrindle Blog, "Today's emerging generation are global, social, visual and technological. They are the most connected, educated and sophisticated generations ever with influence beyond their years. They are the early adopters, the brand influences, the social media drivers, the pop-culture leaders, and they don't just represent the future, they're creating it”...

How to attract the next generation of charitable givers

Good things come to those who... hire a professional fundraising auctioneer

When putting together a charity auction, many event organisers have difficulty staying within their budget. With the focus primarily on the cost of the event rather than the return of investment (where it should be!), deciding whether or not to employ a professional benefit auctioneer often comes into question. But the answer should always be yes! And here's why...

Good things come to those who... hire a professional fundraising auctioneer

How to Best Engage Your Audience in Your Live or Silent Auction

Although it does help, a great cause and a crowded room does not always translate to auction participation. So what software and techniques then, will help you raise money and rally support when holding a silent or live auction at a fundraising event? We take a look at the most effective tools and trends currently being used in the nonprofit sector...

How to Best Engage Your Audience in Your Live or Silent Auction

The Benefit of Mobile Fundraising Technology

A mobile fundraising platform is a paperless system that allows you to manage fundraising efforts before, during and after a live event, auction and online pledge campaign. There are numerous advantages to incorporating mobile fundraising into your next charity event. Here are just a few...

The Benefit of Mobile Fundraising Technology

Cultivating Relationships to Make Lifelong Supporters

Building strong and long-lasting relationships is crucial to the success of your fundraising efforts. Here are some helpful hints to help you retain supporters whilst continuing to add more and more prospects into the mix...

Cultivating Relationships to Make Lifelong Supporters

Think differently. It's time to mix up your virtual catalogue.

Keeping your ideas fresh and interesting when organising your silent auction catalogue will inspire your audience and motivate them to give more. The key is to procure items that are handmade, involve exotic locations or offer exclusive, one-of-a-kind experiences. These items should not only aim to generate excitement and capture the interests of your target audience, but ultimately represent the objectives and goals of your organisation. With some creative thinking, the right connections and GalaBid's silent auction software package, ChildFund and The Project Agency were able to produce two incredible campaigns. Here are their stories...

Think differently. It's time to mix up your virtual catalogue.

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