Category: Miscellaneous

Infographic: What Is the Best Platform for Streaming Your Virtual Gala?

Overwhelmed by having to choose among Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Zoom and a million other platforms for streaming your virtual gala? We’ve got you covered. Check out our decision tree below to learn what social media platform or webinar service is the best choice for streaming your online fundraiser. (Click infographic to enlarge.) Share this Image On Your […]

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Strategies for Recession-Proof Fundraising

Worried about a financial downturn drying up your donations? Recession-proof fundraising means taking action during the good times and the bad times to protect your sources of revenue. In this post, you’ll learn what steps you should take during growing and receding economies to build a sustainable future for your organization. During a Good Economy Make the […]

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How to Turn Event Attendees Into Donors (Guest Post)

I’ve got a secret: I detest events. Who wants to dress in uncomfortable clothes, schmooze with donors, and swallow another rubber chicken? Definitely not me. HOWEVER, all Not-For-Profits (NFPs) need to host one annual branding event. A branding event connects your mission to those aligned with it on a large scale. Here comes another secret: most of […]

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Tips for Running a Legal Raffle Fundraiser

Raffle fundraisers are a great way to raise money for your nonprofit. Selling the chance of winning a big prize pulls people into your donor base who may not otherwise be able to afford auction items. Due to raffles’ proximity to gambling, however, fundraising raffles are subject to state and federal gaming regulations. While we don’t provide […]

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How to Select an Online Auction Software Provider

So you’ve decided to use mobile bidding software at your upcoming gala. Great decision! Mobile bidding will reduce your hassle managing paper bid sheets, drive up bids, and simplify checkout. How do you choose the right mobile bidding provider for your event? While, there is no one-size-fits-all solution as your event has unique needs and preferences, this […]

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The Ultimate Benefit Auction Checklist

Are you organizing a benefit auction, but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered. We’ve worked with thousands of events and boiled down the essentials tasks and decision points to the following checklist. Note: If you see a suggested start time that is prior to the timeline you are working with, don’t panic! Much of […]

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Creative Auction Formats That Will Get Your Audience’s Attention

In the world of benefit auctions, most people know the basic formats for live and silent auctions. If you have an audience that’s game, mix things up with a different auction format or a variation of a familiar format. You may be surprised (and delighted) with the results. These are some of the basics, and there are […]

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