List of silent auction software vendors (including mobile bidding)

Here’s a comprehensive list of silent auction software vendors. At least 25 of them also offer silent auction mobile bidding services.
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7 MUST DOS when thanking donors

Thanking donors is not the end – it’s the beginning. And you need to get it right if you want donors to give again.   You see, thanking donors is THE most important step in fundraising.   It lets the donor know you received their gift and have set it to work. It completes the Cycle of Giving.

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Stories Are Your Friend – Seven Rules of Storytelling

Stories are your friend. A great story versus a so-so or ho hum story can make the difference between keeping your donors and volunteers connected and losing them to the next good cause.

Here’s a quick reminder about using storytelling in your fundraising & communication.

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10 Fundraising Lessons from Harry Potter

There are life lessons to be learned nearly everywhere you look. And as people trying to raise more money to change the world, we need those lessons, especially the ones that inspire and uplift us!   The beloved books and movies of JK Rowling teach us many things about life, love, and loyalty, and are

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Successful Fundraising: Step 4 – Create Urgency

It’s time for a reminder about why we should create urgency in nonprofit fundraising. In my free ebook I outline Nine Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign. Step 4 is especially important in your year-end appeals. Step 4: Goals, Timelines, and Urgency Your supporters have already begun receiving a tsunami of fundraising appeals by mail, email, […]

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Who else loves getting jam-packed gift bags? (This French school’s gift bag was oh-la-la.)

Rarely am I handed a gift bag at a charity auction with so much inside. Watch the video to learn which companies provided lotions, food, etc.

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How to get Board members to step up to a leadership role

Your Board exists to provide leadership for your nonprofit.   Whether you have a working Board, a governing Board or something in between, your Board is meant to fill some key roles for your organization.   Individual Board members have the responsibility to bring their time, talent, and treasure to the table, to benefit the

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I Don’t Believe in Donor Fatigue

I don’t really believe in donor fatigue. I believe donors stop giving because we’re not inspiring them. Since I want to inspire you as fall fundraising season ramps up, I recorded this short pep talk where I direct you to a few tools you can use to exceed every goal you dreamed of.

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Simplifying nonprofit strategic planning for beginners 

  Nonprofit strategic planning does not have to be complicated or time consuming.   Yet most people cringe at the thought of doing it.   Probably because we’ve participated in the process at some point – sequestered in a room with our Board and staff, doing exercises on flip charts with sticky notes or dots,

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