When to use “Submit your best bid” for item donations that can’t be sold at the fundraising auction

This happens to all fundraising auction committees at some point. An item donation arrives *after the gala, or arrives *before it, but has a date restriction preventing it from being sold at the event. In this post, learn one approach for selling it — submit your best bid.

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When the Unthinkable Happens: “Your Program Has Been Defunded”

In the past month, I’ve spoken to multiple nonprofit organizations that received the dreaded letter announcing the unthinkable: “We regret to inform you that your funding allocation has been eliminated or reduced.”

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When the Unthinkable Happens: “Your Program Has Been Defunded”

In the past month, I’ve spoken to multiple nonprofit organizations that received the dreaded letter announcing the unthinkable: “We regret to inform you that your funding allocation has been eliminated or reduced.”

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Busted! Be wary of images used in fundraising auction displays

Photographers have cracked down on illegally sourced images used by nonprofits. Here are 5 free photography sites to use in fundraising auction displays.
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4 Steps to Getting Your Nonprofit’s Story in the News

Every fundraiser dreams of being the most loved and well supported nonprofit in town.   The charity that EVERYONE gives to and talks about.   Sounds good, right?   But how do you get there?   You need a big, loyal donor base of people who love your nonprofit’s mission. How do you grow a30

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[Video] Get aggressive about email marketing your auction

Boy was I on fire when I recorded this video!  I shot this about three months ago, after having two conversations with clients that got me all flushed about email marketing. I turned on the camera and my passion bled out. You know one of the reasons I push email marketing?  National data proves it« Continue Reading »

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Wine silent auction idea: Sommeliers drive bigger bids

I’ll be working a wine auction later this month in Texas and thought I’d share a wine silent auction idea I witnessed at another event. If you’ve got a lot of wine in your auction, why not have a sommelier onsite to educate guests and  “talk up” your packages? At a school auction earlier this« Continue Reading »

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