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Can You Run a Silent Auction on Facebook?

Many nonprofits are tempted to run their silent auction fundraiser on Facebook. After all, most of their supporters already have an account and Facebook doesn’t charge anything. But, are charity auctions even permitted according to Facebook’s terms of use? If so, what’s the best way to run a silent auction on Facebook? Drawbacks to Running a Silent […]

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7 Do’s and Don’ts for Getting Sponsors for Your Fundraising Event

In this post, you’ll learn the do’s and don’ts of getting sponsors for your fundraiser. DO: Ask Your Organizational Contacts and Personal Connections to Sponsor Your Event There’s no better place to start your list of target sponsors than with businesses that have previously contributed to your nonprofit. On the flip side, any businesses to which your […]

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10 Tips to Increase Bidding at Your Silent Auction Fundraiser

In this post, you’ll learn 10 amazing tips to increase bidding at your silent auction fundraiser. 1. More items are not always better A good rule of thumb is to auction approximately one item for every two attendees. For example, if you expect 200 people, then the ideal number of Silent Auction items would be 100. If […]

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How to Hire an Auctioneer for Your Benefit Event

Are you running a charity gala and need the help of a benefit auctioneer? Hiring an auctioneer can seem daunting, particularly if it’s your first time as the auction chair. Not to fear! Regardless of whether you’re running a small live auction, a big gala or perhaps even a virtual gala, this post will teach you how […]

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The Key Performance Indicators for Your Fundraising Auction

In this post, you’ll learn the key metrics you need to evaluate after each fundraising auction. These metrics will help you determine how you performed compared to last year and highlight what to improve. Revenue and Costs First, look at the big picture stats. Specifically, total revenue, total expenses and finally your expense ratio which is your […]

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The Socially-distant Golf Outing

Due to the pandemic, many nonprofits took their in-person galas virtual, streaming their presentation online and raising money through mobile bidding software. Though it has received less fanfare, there is a second trend afoot in socially-distant fundraising: the benefit golf event. Since golf is an outdoor sport where it’s easy for people to keep their distance, golf […]

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LingQ Steps Up for Your Cause for Giving Tuesday

TravelPledge is excited to announce a Flash Sale on LingQ online language lessons from November 24 through December 8, 2020. Giving Tuesday is December 1. Need a refresher on Flash Sales? Here’s how they work: Promote the Flash Sale page on your custom branded TravelPledge website to your supporters. When a supporter purchases a certificate on Flash […]

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