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School Auctions: Raise the Most Money with Class Projects

School auctions represent a great opportunity for a variety of people to get involved at any level they are able. For the teachers, their contribution can be to coordinate a class project that can be sold at the auction as an instant heirloom. What parent wouldn’t want a lasting memory of their child’s third-grade experience? In this […]

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5 Budgeting Tips for Your Nonprofit’s Next Charity Auction (Guest Post)

When it comes to budgeting for your organization’s various campaigns, there is one primary goal that’s consistent across all of them: for the earnings to exceed the expenses. When you start planning your nonprofit’s next charity auction, the same rule applies.  Of course, if you’re brand new to organizing nonprofit events, you might not receive a large […]

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The Four Types of Post-COVID Fundraising Events (Guest Post)

Our friends at Trellis have published a fantastic guide about fundraising events in 2022 and beyond. Check it out! We can all agree there are benefits to both in-person and virtual events. What if we could combine the best of both worlds? Reimagine fundraising and download our guide outlining the four types of post-covid fundraising events to raise […]

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5 Reasons to Use Direct Mail to Promote Your Fundraising Event (Guest Post)

Mail is making a comeback. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, friends have started sending letters to each other to keep in touch, pen pal exchanges have ramped up, and we’re doing more online shopping than ever. Even in the digital age, a handwritten note or special delivery can still have an impact. For this reason, direct mail is […]

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From Auctions to Text-to-Give: Accelerate Your Fundraising (Guest Post)

Incorporating new methods of fundraising can energize both your supporters and nonprofit staff, as Jacob Spencer, Customer Success & Account Manager at Donately, explains in this article. He offers five actionable ideas for elevating and adapting your current efforts so you can better serve your cause! Your nonprofits’ fundraising efforts are in a rut. Perhaps you’re struggling […]

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TravelPledge’s Latest Additions (June ’21)

TravelPledge is excited to offer these new experiences for your auction or raffle. You can access them for your event from your TravelPledge dashboard under Use Items at Event > New Additions. All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Getaway Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Explore the lifestyle of a rock n’ roll star, with all the very best at your fingertips. […]

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WEBINAR: Running Your Hybrid Event (Hosted by ClickBid)

Our fantastic partner ClickBid is hosting a webinar about running your hybrid fundraising event. You won’t want to miss it. Thursday, July 1st at 2 PM (est) There are numerous lessons to be learned from running virtual events last year. This webinar walks through the step-by-step process of conducting a hybrid event. Hybrid events combine in-person donors with […]

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Fundraising for Virtual Auctions and Events: 5 Key Metrics (Guest Post)

Virtual events are a key fundraising tool for nonprofits, but they require time, money, and effort to be successful. Given the resources necessary for planning and hosting an event, you shouldn’t have any questions about whether or not your event accomplished your nonprofit’s outreach and fundraising goals.  Tracking metrics helps your nonprofit evaluate the impact and return […]

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5 Digital Engagement Tips for auction planning and marketing

5 Digital Engagement Tips for Auction Planning and Marketing (Guest Post)

Whether in-person, online, or hybrid, auctions are incredibly popular fundraisers for nonprofits looking to earn donations, connect with sponsors, and throw a fun event for their supporters. However, nonprofit auction planning and marketing has evolved over the years, and it can be difficult to stand out amongst other organizations hosting their own auctions.  The integration of online […]

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Should You Charge for Tickets to Your Virtual Gala?

Virtual galas provide nonprofits an affordable alternative to an expensive in-person gala. By replacing ballrooms and dinners with online auction and event streaming technology, online fundraisers can engage supporters at a fraction of the cost. However, cost is only one side of the equation. Equally important to cost is revenue, and an important revenue driver to in-person […]

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