Five Tips To Make Your Silent Auction Stand Out

Five Tips To Make Your Silent Auction Stand Out

                Silent auctions are a fundraising event staple. I see them at just about every event (which means your guests are also seeing them everywhere). If a silent auction is a standard revenue generator for your event, here are my five tips to help make yours stand out…

Special Events Super Star Strategies

Special Events Super Star Strategies

How to raise the fund factor at your next event I work with a lot of amazing charities of various sizes and sectors. They are all creative and resourceful. Several use special fundraising events as a springboard to greater or deeper donor engagement. This past year, three organizations leveraged special event super start strategies for…

Three Ideas To Spice Up Your Fundraising Event

Three Ideas To Spice Up Your Fundraising Event

Three ideas to spice up your fundraising event Is your event stuck in a bit of a rut? Are you looking to spice things up but not turn your event 100% upside down? Here are three simple changes to consider when planning your next annual fundraiser to add a bit of spice to the routine.…

Why You Should Be A Fan Of F.A.N. (Fund-a-Need)

Why You Should Be A Fan Of F.A.N. (Fund-a-Need)

Fundraising events typically have a formula for revenue generation: sponsorship, live auction, silent auction, ticket sales, and maybe a raffle or 50/50 draw. What many fundraisers don’t have is a direct ask for a vital program or defined need. Think about it. What if you devoted a small portion of the evening to ask folks…

Why You Need A Professional Benefit Auctioneer

Why You Need A Professional Benefit Auctioneer

A good friend of mine relayed this story to me about a special event she volunteered at several years ago. The gala committee had worked hard. They secured new sponsors, sold out the event and ensured through decor, lighting, theme and activity that it will be an unforgettable evening. The local radio station was a…

Three Tips To Raise Your Live Auction Fund Factor

Three Tips To Raise Your Live Auction Fund Factor

You’ve done all the right things. You filled the room with people passionate about your cause. You invested time and energy into securing amazing, one-of-a-kind live auction items that no attendee will be able to resist. And yet, the live auction doesn’t generate the funds that your gala committee hoped. What went wrong? Unfortunately, event organizers…

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