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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Does mobile bidding raise more money in your silent auction (and other questions)

I cover 3 conversations about mobile bidding. 1) Mobile bidding is a feature; not software. 2) Is it the best way to run a silent auction? 3) Will mobile bidding raise more money in the silent auction than paper bid sheets?

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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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5 Ways Nonprofit Tech Can Improve Your Donor Stewardship

In order to be successful, your nonprofit needs to create a balance between fundraising and developing relationships with existing supporters. Think about it this way: your nonprofit may be an expert at encouraging first-time donors to contribute. However, if you can’t retain these contributors, you’ll have to expend even more money and resources to keep

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How to sell date-sensitive item donations that can’t be sold at your auction gala

This nonprofit was given a donation of NFL tickets, but the game date was five days before their gala. Here’s how they rapidly converted the auction item donation into cash.

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What is the ROI of online charity auctions?

In my Big Ticket Procurement Secrets course, we were talking about the concept of ROI (return on investment) with silent and live auctions. One of my California students plans a gala which includes an online charity auction. They’ve used one online auction vendor’s platform and opened their items for bidding to a larger community. ItRead On >

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