9 Reasons Your Organization Might Need a New Fundraising Auctioneer

If you’re on the fence about whether or not to change up your charity fundraising auctioneer, take a look at these nine reasons that might help you come to a decision. You may find that your auctioneer is doing all...

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5 Questions to Ask Your Charity Event Auctioneer (Before You Hire Her!)

Are you in the market for a charity event auctioneer?  If so, you need to ask the right questions to make sure you find – and hire – the right auctioneer for your charity event. As you can imagine, charity...

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4 Things You Can Do to Find Your Next Fundraising Event Auctioneer

Earlier this year we wrote a blog post titled, How to Select an Auctioneer for Your Next Charity (or Fundraising) Event. In the article we talked about the importance of understanding the difference between commission vs. fee-based auctioneers, the...

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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"...

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A Magical Combination of Fundraising Capabilities

Raising money during nonprofit galas is more art than science. There are no absolutes that say, if you do this, you’ll get that. Fundraising can be a scary, mysterious and aggravating experience.  So it helps to have someone at...

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How to Select an Auctioneer for Your Next Charity Event

A professional auctioneer is a partner who can help take your fundraising to a whole new level, but you definitely want to make sure you find the right auctioneer for your event. Here are important factors you should consider when selecting...

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Here’s One Way to Kill Your Live Auction… Guaranteed!

I have attended hundreds of charity events in my lifetime, and time and time again I have seen fundraising event organizers make a mistake that is so annoying to watch as it unfolds, nearly impossible to stop once the...

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Choosing the Proper Number of Live Auction Items

Don’t let your auction fall off a cliff Choosing the correct number of live auction items is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as you’re planning your fundraising event. It can be tempting to put 10 to 12 items...

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Mining Your Silent Auction Data for Fundraising Gold

Your silent auction bid sheets hold a wealth of data that could help you raise more money during your next fundraiser Organizing a successful nonprofit fundraiser is a tremendous amount of work. The guests who show up on the night...

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How to Quiet a Chattering Crowd at Your Nonprofit Fundraiser

You’ve seen this a million times. Everyone is all dressed up and seated at their tables for your charity fundraising event. The cocktail hour has ended, but people are still milling around talking loudly with drinks in their hands while...

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