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...
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...
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....
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!...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...