Our Favorite Auction Fundraising Blog Posts for 2016

Oh yes, we've had a lot to say on the Auction Fundraising Academy blog this year. We've been sharing our tips, advice and knowledge so you can plan your next auction fundraising event with ease! As you scroll through our...

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Using an Event Planner for Your Fundraising Event

Fundraising events are tricky. On one hand you want to be a good steward of your organization's resources and spend as little money as possible putting on the event; on the other hand, you want to deliver as enjoyable an...

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Create an Event Guide to Pass on to the Next Event Planner

As someone who has volunteered to help plan and execute charity fundraising events, I personally know how difficult it can be to get the 411 on last year’s event. When you take on this job, you desperately want to...

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What Makes a Venue Conducive for Fundraising?

One of the first decisions a fundraising event planner will have to make is choosing a venue. As a fundraising event auctioneer, I’ve seen a lot of venues. I know some that work very well and ensure a successful...

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Don’t Forget these 8 Important Details at Your Charity Event

As a charity event organizer, it’s easy to overlook the small stuff. It’s okay, there is a lot of stuff going on and a lot of details to remember. It’s not uncommon for those small-yet-important details to slip through...

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Don’t Let Audio Visuals Sabotage Your Fundraising Event

In an effort to save money, organizations often go at it alone when it comes to running their own audiovisual equipment. While this strategy might work for some events, if something goes awry, such as the blue screen of death,...

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4 Reasons to Add a Theme to Your Fundraising Event

I’ve attended many black tie events in my career as a professional fundraising auctioneer (and so have many of your guests!).  Over time, the events, while all very important, start to blend together. They start looking a bit too...

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Fundraising Event 101: How to Help Your Audiovisual Team Help You

No matter if you’re an experienced fundraising event expert or new at the job, you’re going to need an audiovisual (AV) professional (or team) on hand to ensure your event runs smoothly. An AV professional is a crucial person to...

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Improve Your Fundraising Event with These 10 Checkout Tips

After a long night of fun and fundraising, your guests are ready to checkout – both literally and figuratively. They have stayed until they couldn’t stay any longer. Maybe they’re tired, or they have a babysitter on the clock....

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5 Live Auction Items Your Charity Must Have

Your charity live auction is your #1 chance to raise a lot of money for your organization so you need to make sure you have the items in place for your live auction. But not all live auctions are...

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