The OTHER allegations: Harvey Weinstein’s ties to a fundraising auction

Beyond the sexual allegations, Harvey Weinstein is under investigation for his involvement with AmFAR and its glitzy annual Cannes Gala and auction.

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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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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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This auction bid card served many purposes: bid number, seating assignment, advertisement, and more

The back of your auction bid card / bid paddle is valuable real estate, so don’t leave it blank. At this event, the nonprofit used the back of the bid card to convey seating assignments.
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Using the auction bid paddle as a sponsorship opportunity

Some nonprofits will print a guest’s bid number on both sides of an auction bid paddle.  The benefit of this approach is that regardless of which side of the paddle is shown to the auctioneer, the bid number is viewed. Another idea is to sell the space on the back of the bid paddle. TheRead On >

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Successful Nonprofits Podcast: Flipping Small Fundraising Events on Their Heads for Better Revenue

Dolph Goldenburg, host of the Successful Nonprofits Podcast, interviewed me to get my take on how small nonprofits should run their fundraising events.
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