Category: Plan Your Gala

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3 Hybrid Event Tips for Boosting Attendee Engagement (Updated for 2023)

Events are exciting occasions for your organization’s members to gather and build a community through shared interests and goals. But as your organization grows, it can become harder to include and engage all of your participants. As you drive more registrations, it’s important to make participating in the event accessible to as many members as possible.  Hybrid […]

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5 Tips for Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Event Landing Page

Picture this: Your nonprofit is gearing up to host an exciting fundraising event. You’ve booked a venue, secured corporate sponsors, and shared promotional content on social media. You likely also created an event landing page on your nonprofit’s website, but is it optimized to drive as many registrations as possible? Your event landing page should effectively introduce […]

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Promote Events with Influencers & Ambassadors: Crash Course

It’s no secret that influencer marketing is one of the hotter trends in the marketing world right now. It has the potential to be a powerful tool for event organizers, but how can you best maximize the reach of your influencers?  Influencer marketing is about getting your event in front of new audiences, specifically people who already […]

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Live Auctions: Which Items Should You Include?

Your big fundraising gala is coming up. Now it’s decision time. Which items are worthy of inclusion in your live auction? And which items should you delegate to silent bidding? Here are the factors to consider when setting your live auction lineup: Broad Appeal The key to high bids is competition among bidders. Period. If there is […]

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Benefit Auctions: 5 Steps to Set Realistic Revenue Goals

The answer to “How much do you want to make at your benefit auction?” should not be “As much as we can.” While technically true, such a vague answer is not helpful for making decisions. Rather, goals should be specific, achievable and measurable so you can build a plan to achieve them. In this post, we provide […]

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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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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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