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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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Who Are Your Super Connectors?

The secret to attracting new donors to your fundraiser auction One of the top questions I’m often asked is, “How can I attract the new donors to my fundraiser auction who will give generously?” The answer: be highly strategic to … Continue reading

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Vendors Are an Important Part of Your Fundraising Team, Too

To create a culture of philanthropy, you’ll want to take a fresh strategic look at expanding the concept of your fundraising team. Engage all the key players including honorary chairs, auction co-chairs, staff, board members, volunteers, sponsors, and honorees. What’s … Continue reading

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Sound – Lights – Auction Fundraising!

“You’ll raise significantly more money with fundraising auction-quality sound and lights.” ~ Kathy Kingston Often, benefit auction gala committees skimp, forget, or just avoid using professional sound and lighting, but they are critical. Here’s a basic truth: if your audience cannot … Continue reading

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A Hidden Gem for Generous New Guests

How do you attract the right guests to your fundraiser and auction? Many of your key supporters are already attending your event, and they’re just waiting to be asked for their help. They are eager to give and happy to … Continue reading

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