Auction Fundraising Academy Fundraising Success System

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...

Continue reading →

30 Silent Auction Packages that Will Rock Your Fundraising Event

Silent auction fundraisers take an enormous amount of effort to plan, coordinate and execute. Perhaps you’ve been wondering if the hours of work you put into it each year is worth the payday in the end? Or maybe your...

Continue reading →

How to Drum Up Fabulous Silent Auction Items

Having a silent auction at your fundraising event is a great way to raise funds for your charity. Silent auctions allow many people to participate in the fundraising experience, and they can be a fun experience for your guests too....

Continue reading →

3 Strategies For Keeping Donors Involved at Your Fundraising Event

You’ve done the hard work getting your donors to attend your fundraising event. Kudos to you! Now that your donors are all standing in the same room, it’s time to focus on crossing the finish line. Don’t drop the ball!...

Continue reading →

Don’t Let Your Silent Auction Look Like a Garage Sale

Have you ever attended a fundraising event only to find a silent auction that looks like a garage sale? Have you ever seen those silent auctions where there are tons of random items spewed across tables up for bid? When...

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 →

Why Mobile Bidding Works!

Mobile bidding is something organizations can no longer ignore, nor should they. Mobile bidding is where your next generation of donors are at. Millennials, for example, expect technology. This generation - and other generations raised on technology - will give generously...

Continue reading →

The Dark Side of Consignment at Charity Auction Events

Autographed merchandise. Exotic vacations. Once-in-a-lifetime experiences. All of these items are found at your typical fundraising auction event and all come with a hefty price tag. So I ask, are these high-ticket consignment items worth their weight in gold at your charity...

Continue reading →

Two Things You Can Do to Dramatically Improve Your Silent Auction

As a silent auction event planner, you want to give your event every chance at success. You want to raise a ton of money for your organization and, of course, you want to show your guests – and donors...

Continue reading →

How to Price Your Silent Auction Items

Nothing can stump a charity auction event planner more than trying to price auction items. It can be hard to put a price tag on merchandise, especially if the auction item is priceless. The good news is I have already...

Continue reading →