Auction Fundraising Academy’s Staff Reflects on 2016

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...

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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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How Do Nonprofits Measure Success and Impact?

In the business world, success is typically measured by bottom line financial results. For example, a company is deemed “successful” if it turns a meaningful profit. Shareholders, the executive team and employees are all rewarded – even celebrated –...

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5 Ways to Show Your Volunteers Appreciation Before the End of the Year

December is a time when a lot of nonprofits are winding down for the year. The annual fundraiser is behind them. Staff is wrapping up loose ends.  Everyone is ready for a much needed holiday break. Wait! Before you leave for...

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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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Why Your Organization Should Donate to Other Organizations

Chances are if you work for a nonprofit organization, you’re focused day-in and day-out on your own charity’s needs. You’re continually asking your donors to support you, and you’re constantly looking for new ways to raise money for your...

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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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Why the Order of Your Live Auction Items Counts

The live auction is one of the most important fundraising events for your organization. Typical live auctions bring in thousands of much-needed dollars for your organization, more money than many of your event’s fundraising activities combined. Obviously selecting items for...

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