Why Your Fundraising Event Timeline Matters

Hosting a nonprofit fundraising event is both an art and a science. It's art in the fact that you want to present a beautiful and inspiring night that encourages your guests to dig deep in support of your organization's...

Continue reading →

Fundraising Enemies: 6 Things that Can Kill Your Paddle Raiser

Don't kill the messenger here, but you may be sabotaging your own fundraising efforts with decisions that may seem little, but have a HUGE impact. When I consult with nonprofit clients, we always discuss the potential "barriers to bidding"...

Continue reading →

Let the Early Bird Guest Get the Worm at Your Next Fundraising Event

Every fundraising event planner is faced with this exact dilemma:  Do you allow guests who arrive early to check in and start enjoying your event early?  Your staff may be frantically trying to set up and inevitably a few...

Continue reading →

Get in Those Final Bids!  How to Find the Right Time to Close Your Silent Auction

Imagine a silent auction strategy that worked to create an aura of excitement and tension, and one that drove more bids right until the last second?  If you want a silent auction with this kind of vibe, consider these...

Continue reading →