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School Auction Fundraisers to Promote Health and Fitness

By | February 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

With childhood obesity and the increase of dietary restrictions, schools are doing everything they can to promote healthy eating and fitness. While schools often engage in programs like Jump Rope for Heart and Landsharks Running Clubs, sometimes it feels like there’s little time to engage the whole community, parents included, in fitness. This is one [...]

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5 Alternatives to Hiring a DJ or Band for a Live Auction Fundraiser

By | January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Music is an essential element to any live auction fundraiser. Whether it’s just playing in the background or comprises the main event of your fundraiser, it’s important to plan your music to be budget-friendly and engaging for attendees. Hiring a DJ or a professional band can be very pricy and sometimes a risk as to [...]

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How to Use Data to Improve Your Next Auction Fundraiser

By | January 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Moving to online software with mobile device users has not only offered convenience and a much wider network of people, but it has also offered a wealth of data. Information on users, products, and much much more is at the tips of the software customer’s fingers—but it is often ignored. With online auction software, even [...]

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2018 New Year’s Resolutions for Online Fundraising

By | January 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Whether you’re a full-time nonprofit professional or a parent volunteer helping to organize an online auction for your school, this time of year is the perfect time for making resolutions for the new year regarding your fundraisers. Setting goals and working hard to meet them is essential to excelling in your efforts and surpassing the [...]

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6 Ways to Remind Bidders to Keep Returning to an Online Auction

By | December 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The gift that online auctions give us is the ability to extend an auction beyond the 30 or so minutes that make up a live auction, or the few hours of a silent auction, to one or more weeks. The trouble with extended online auctions, though, is the risk of bidders not returning to the [...]

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7 of the Many Reasons You Should Have an Online Auction

By | November 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The competition. The thrill of the moment. The coveted items. There is so much about an auction that makes it the perfect way to make a fundraiser exciting and engaging! Live auctions are exhilarating events that allow participants to make bids in the moment with the pressure from an auctioneer, their peers, and their own [...]

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How to Involve Celebrities in Your Next Auction Fundraiser

By | November 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Many celebrities are known for their charity involvement and support of humanitarian causes; Ellen DeGeneres and Bono each support nearly 50 different charities. Having a celebrity tied to your fundraiser can have a significant impact on participation and donations. While big-name celebrities like those mentioned may be out of reach for most organizations, especially schools [...]

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Finding Potential Donors for Your Auction

By | October 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Obtaining auction items can be the most intimidating step towards preparing an auction, whether online, silent, or live. The first thing you must do is take inventory of the people who can potentially donate. Having an organized list can help you prioritize your time and resources, as well as allow you to delegate more responsibility [...]

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3 Ways to Bring Autumn to Your Auction

By | October 17th, 2017|Fundraising Tips|

Setting a theme for your auction not only makes the fundraiser more fun and exciting, but it also helps direct the types of items that you accept for donation and gives participants an idea of what kind of items will be featured. There are endless themes you can choose, but sometimes you can simply go [...]

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Participation Motivation: How to Increase Bidding in Online Auctions

By | October 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

One of the greatest fears of any auction organizer is that there will be too few bids and that the items will sell at disappointing prices. Although a community fundraiser is sure to garner interest and draw willing, eager participants, it never hurts to be strategic in how to encourage people to bid. Auctions without [...]

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