Though you might be a long-time auction planner, it doesn’t mean you know THIS tip, which is tied to bid numbers and checkout.Continue reading
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Should you call it Raise the Paddle, Fund a Need, or something else? Here are some ideas.Continue reading
At a conference I attended this past summer, Lori Jacobwith gave a presentation on storytelling. She shared a framework for creating a story. Whether your event is set up to ask guests directly or indirectly for a gift, storytelling is a powerful way …Continue reading
I want to talk about the importance of having subtitles on your Fund a Need video. Subtitles aren’t just useful for foreign audiences or those hard of hearing. Here’s what happened last week and why I’m sharing. One of my clients runs…Continue reading
I’m unimpressed with fundraising thermometers when used during paddle raisers. Instead of boosting audience engagement, they suppress donations.Continue reading
It’s best to pre-set your Fund a Need levels. But when an opportunity like this presents itself, grab it! Syvlia’s modest donation generated an additional $924.Continue reading
There was a problem at one of my spring fundraising auctions. The event was new, designed to take the place of a more traditional fundraising dinner. For many years the dinner reliably drew 400- 500 guests. The hope was that this new event would attract a similarly sized crowd. It didn’t. At first the planner… Read On >
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When someone points at you, it’s usually for negative reasons — a reprimand or an accusation. That’s why pointing isn’t welcome in my fundraising auctions.
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Here’s my take on why nonprofits – especially smaller ones – should bypass silent auctions and focus on running strong Fund a Needs.
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In May I worked with a dedicated group of fundraisers in Louisiana whose gala raises money to build homes for some of the poorest of the poor in Haiti. Each new home costs a mere $5000. The emphasis at this gala is on the Fund a Need. Though there is a live auction, it’s only« Continue Reading »
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