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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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Fast, fun, profitable – THE GOLDEN PADDLE Raffle

A top question I’m asked is, “How can we raise more money?” This is often followed by, “What about adding some revenue games at our fundraising auction?” Extra revenue generators can become a profitable and cherished part of your fundraising … Continue reading

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3 Secret Summer Fundraising Auction Tips

It’s August – your magic time for fundraising. NOW is the perfect time to turbo charge your live auction and find new donors. Summer is chock full of vacations, special trips, unique experiences, get-togethers and back-to-school activities. So while you, … 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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