Category: Promotion & Procurement

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Charity Galas: Target the Right Attendees to Maximize Donations

When planning your benefit event, remember these words: “You are not your audience.” Translation: planning things that appeal to you may not result in the biggest donations. Rather, you must understand what your most important supporters value and deliver it to them. In this post, we explore how to segment your audience and then target your actions […]

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5 Steps to Land Generous Sponsors for Your Fundraiser (Step-by-Step Guide)

Wouldn’t you love to tell donors that every dollar raised at your fundraising event will go directly to fund your school, church, or charity? This means having every dollar spent on the event covered by a sponsorship or in-kind donation. This is possible, regardless of the size of your organization or gala. Many of your supporters can’t […]

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How to Get Donated Items for Your Silent Auction (Without Cold Calling)!

Your mother warned you, “Never talk to strangers!” But to get donated silent auction items, that is what you are asked to do. Anyone who has tried cold calling for auction items, however, knows that it rarely works. Why? You are asking a total stranger for something of value, to be given to someone they don’t know, […]

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24 Awesome Prize Ideas for Your Silent Auction or Raffle

Raffles are a great way to raise money for your school, church, or charity. Participants feel good about their contribution and love the opportunity to win a big prize. You need to find raffle items that both excite your audience and generate a large net donation. Raffles can have multiple winners at different price levels so you’ll […]

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5 Simple Steps to Sell More Tickets for Your Charity Gala

Getting supporters to attend your nonprofit’s gala is tough work, especially if it is your organization’s first year throwing an event. Planning a proper marketing campaign can help you sell tickets efficiently and stay on budget. In this post, we explore ways to structure your thinking about event marketing and suggest tactics for driving ticket sales. Step […]

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