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Top Ways to Drive Event Registrations with Your Website

So, you’re planning an event for your nonprofit. You need to secure a venue, line up some entertainment, set a fundraising goal, and assemble a stellar marketing strategy. Attendance is one of the most important key performance indicators for a nonprofit event— after all, it would be challenging to solicit funds from a bunch of empty chairs […]

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Using Volunteers Effectively at Your Fundraising Auction (Guest Post)

Volunteers can provide an incredible amount of support during your organization’s fundraising auctions. They can help spread the word about these events, support your staff members, and help wrap up once the auctions conclude. However, without a clear strategy or training process, you won’t be able to make the most of volunteer support.  In this guide, we’ll […]

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Goal Setting

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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TravelPledge Referral Program

Refer an Experience Provider to TravelPledge for a $250 Donation

TravelPledge connects nonprofits with fun auction items from generous businesses. We are always looking for new partners to round out our selection of experiences. If you know the owner or manager of a business that’s a good fit for our program, refer them to us. If they ultimately post certificates for nonprofit fundraisers, we’ll donate $250 to […]

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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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charity auction tax compliance

Compliance for Nonprofit Auctions: 4 Things to Know

Nonprofit auctions are popular fundraisers because they raise funds and build connections with local businesses at the same time. As such, a wide range of nonprofits from international enterprise-level organizations to local schools host auctions.  However, before planning an auction, all nonprofits will need to take necessary legal matters regarding auctions into consideration. While there are legal […]

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6 Tips for Communicating With Your Auction Volunteers

6 Tips for Communicating With Your Auction Volunteers

As a volunteer coordinator, you know the importance of establishing a reliable team of passionate volunteers. Your volunteers play a huge role in contributing to the success of your events and charity auctions.  In order to run a successful charity auction fundraiser, you need to be clear about the roles and expectations you have for your volunteer […]

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Event landing page

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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