27 11, 2017

7 of the Many Reasons You Should Have an Online Auction

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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 [...]

13 11, 2017

How to Involve Celebrities in Your Next Auction Fundraiser

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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 [...]

30 10, 2017

Finding Potential Donors for Your Auction

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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 [...]

17 10, 2017

3 Ways to Bring Autumn to Your Auction

By | October 17th, 2017|Fundraising Tips|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Bring Autumn to Your Auction

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 [...]

5 10, 2017

Participation Motivation: How to Increase Bidding in Online Auctions

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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 [...]

19 09, 2017

How to Choose Successful Auction Items

By | September 19th, 2017|Fundraising Tips|Comments Off on How to Choose Successful Auction Items

When you’re planning a school auction, the most important aspect of the auction items is that they appeal to the guests. Anyone with money to offer should be motivated to bid on at least one item. As you begin to brainstorm ideas, remember to consider the attendees’ interests, the theme of the auction, and the [...]

21 08, 2017

5 Tips For Your Next Charity Auction

By | August 21st, 2017|Fundraising Tips|Comments Off on 5 Tips For Your Next Charity Auction

Another fundraising season will soon be upon us. While there is an incredible amount of detail that goes into planning a charity auction, we wanted to put together 5 quick tips for you to get the most out of your next event. 1. Know Your Audience Before Picking Auction Items: Make sure you take your audience [...]

21 08, 2017

5 Social Media Tips to Promote a School Charity Auction

By | August 21st, 2017|Fundraising Tips|Comments Off on 5 Social Media Tips to Promote a School Charity Auction

A school auction is a great way to fund raise money for charity, by allowing bidding on auction items and selling to the highest bidder. These interactive events can both raise funds for your chosen charity and encourage community action within your school. More traditional paper auctions are moving out of fashion in favor of [...]

21 08, 2017

How to Turn One-Time Donors Into Repeat Donors

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While you might find it easy to find first-time donors for your fundraising campaign, you might find it hard to turn these one-time givers into repeat donors who support your cause. But how do you turn one-time donors into repeat donors and advocates of your campaign? Here’s a quick list of our top tips to [...]

15 08, 2017

5 Ways To Liven Up Your Fundraiser

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If you’re holding a fundraising event this year, you’ll want it to be a success. It’s imperative to keep your potential donors entertained, interested and excited. You can do this by hosting new and fun fundraising events each year, with fresh ideas and concepts –rather than hosting the same event time and time again. Here [...]