Category: Plan Your Gala

Hosting Organized Events: 4 Important Tips to Drive Registrations

Fundraising events are opportunities for your nonprofit to not only earn donations, but to also build connections with supporters by hosting engaging activities related to your cause. Whether you’re hosting an in-person, virtual, or hybrid event, your guests’ first impression of your event will be formed when they register.  Your registration process should be quick and user-friendly […]

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6 Simple Steps to Run an Online Auction Fundraiser

Don’t have the time to throw a big fundraising gala for your nonprofit? Online silent auctions provide a fantastic alternative to raise loads of money. Best of all, organizing a silent auction fundraiser is simpler than ever on you and your committee, thanks to modern auction software. Benefits of an Online Auction vs. In-person At a typical […]

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5 Tips for Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Event Landing Page

Whether you’re a fundraising professional fresh on the scene or a seasoned auction organizer, you know there’s nothing more fulfilling than seeing months of careful planning and preparation culminate in a successful fundraising event. However, you also know that event planning has a lot of moving parts— from finding a venue and securing sponsors to planning catering […]

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3 Hybrid Event Tips For Boosting Attendee Engagement

Facing the limitations of the pandemic, many event planners have adapted to our shared situation by using virtual methods to engage members, such as hosting online fundraisers or meetings held over Zoom calls. Even now, as small gatherings are becoming more frequent, online events remain a huge part of the engagement landscape. With the pandemic changing shape, […]

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5 Best Practices for Event Email Marketing (Guest Post)

You’re laying the groundwork for your next nonprofit event. You’re planning how you’ll set up the venue (or virtual event space), acquiring auction items, and creating the event schedule. There’s only one element missing from your event plans: how are you going to get people to attend?  Your next auction or gala might be your most exciting […]

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Bidding online for an auction

The Best Online Auction Sites for Nonprofits

There is no shortage of online auction software and mobile bidding options for nonprofit fundraisers. But, who are you going to trust with your school, charity, church or club’s silent auction? In this post, we’ll break down how to choose an online auction site for your nonprofit and summarize the solutions from major auction software companies. How […]

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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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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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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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