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Profitable Summer Homework for Fundraising Auction Committees

Create a Post Fundraising Auction Gala Donor Engagement Plan Just as your development staff, volunteers and gala committee members have planned and executed countless plans and details before your fundraising gala, designing and enacting a detailed follow up donor engagement … Continue reading

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High Profit Party Boards

A fresh lucrative approach to engage more donors Party Boards, sometimes called Signup Boards or Experience Boards are fun and lucrative. Here’s a fresh way to maximize fundraising with a unique, fun experience for multiple people with a fixed date … Continue reading

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5 Deadly Sins of Benefit Auctions

How to avoid commonly overlooked and easy to fix mistakes at benefit auctions, fundraisers and galas. By: Kathy Kingston, CAI, BAS Mistake #1: Leave Money in the Room THE most expensive mistake you can make is using a volunteer amateur auctioneer. … Continue reading

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Perfect Your Pitch: How to Make A Fundraising Ask

What’s one of the most commonly overlooked fundraising mistakes? Failing to ask, personally. Failing to ask for people’s help, their time, their generosity. There’s so much to ask for in a fundraising auction event — attendance, items, sponsorships, volunteers, donations, … Continue reading

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Does your benefit auction cause bidder fatigue?

Would it surprise you to know that many fundraising auction organizers and gala committees unknowingly cause “Bidder Fatigue?” What’s that? Bidder Fatigue is a fundraising plague where your beloved guests become exhausted by poor planning at fundraising auctions and events. … Continue reading

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