The nonprofit winners and losers of COVID-19

On June 4 The Chronicle of Philanthropy published Michael Theis’ article, “Trust in Nonprofits Rises as Confidence in Government Covid Response Slides.” Two of the survey results shared are of interest to those working with auction ga…

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Your virtual auction event is already changing

It’s been about one month since COVID-19 checked into the gala scene and prompted a wave of cancellations and reschedules.  In that short period of time, the ingenuity of our industry has been on full display.  Virtual gala fundraisers are mutati…

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Free webinar: Online “virtual gala” options and what’s best for you

More likely than not, you’re reading this from the comfort of your own home. We are, as my friend Amy said, on forced sabbatical. It’s not our ideal sabbatical, but here we are. During this imposed break, I’ve been following the journ…

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2019 Benefit Auction Statistics: How does your event rate?

Generally speaking, I’m not a fan of comparing the numbers of your benefit auction to other events.  Results vary by region, guest capacity, the cause, the type of event, and other factors. Furthermore, unless you are able to see all of the data …

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