Fundraising, particularly event fundraising, is a tricky endeavor. You've got to find a venue, plan an event, recruit sponsors, enlist volunteers, sell tickets and then hope that the people in the room are feeling generous. But we all know that...
We thought we’d close out the year on a high note by sharing with you a little bit about each of us here at Auction Fundraising Academy. We hope you enjoy getting to know a bit more about us...
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...
Every once in a while someone will ask me how I became a charity auctioneer, and the truth is that I don’t remember exactly how it happened. This inability to remember the true beginning of things is a common...
The Reggie Rivers autograph is an elusive (false), mysterious (false)and highly coveted (true) piece of sports memorabilia (true) that could easily become the foundation of your child’s college savings fund (not at an accredited university). First, we need to review...
My speaking career traces its roots back to the late 1970s when I first started getting up to speak during Sunday School lessons at Savannah Baptist Church just outside of San Antonio, Texas. My father was a deacon at...
I committed myself on April 12, 2014, the Colorado Ballet is hosting a “Dancing with Our Stars” event, and I will be one of the dancers. I’ve never received any dance instruction, and it’s tough to dance and “think”...