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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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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Fundraising Event Planning 101: Do Wine Pulls, Raffles and Giving Trees Work?

Over the years I’ve watched organizations get creative at their charity fundraising events. I’ve seen everything from wine pulls, giving trees and exciting raffles to fun games like Auction Chicken and Heads or Tails. The truth is that too many...

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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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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...

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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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9 Reasons Your Organization Might Need a New Fundraising Auctioneer

If you’re on the fence about whether or not to change up your charity fundraising auctioneer, take a look at these nine reasons that might help you come to a decision. You may find that your auctioneer is doing all...

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