Mobile Bidding

6 Tips for Using Fundraising Emails to Promote Your Online Auction

2019-03-02T14:37:55-04:00December 17th, 2017|

For most nonprofits, email communication is a critical part of annual strategy. Whether fundraising emails are being scheduled to help drive support for an upcoming initiative, attendance for a fundraising event, or simply to give monthly updates about the nonprofit, email strategy is not something to overlook! At the same time, we’ve seen a [...]

How Does a Mobile Silent Auction Work?

2019-07-11T10:04:57-04:00March 29th, 2017|

By now, many in the fundraising industry have heard about mobile fundraising, and most likely acknowledge the benefits of switching to a mobile fundraising system. Still, not everyone knows exactly how a mobile silent auction actually works or how to run a successful mobile auction! In this post, we will walk you through the [...]

Fundraising Thermometers and Other Tactics to Engage Your Audience

2016-12-13T08:22:55-04:00December 9th, 2016|

If someone told you that the key to their increased fundraiser proceeds was a fundraising thermometer, would you believe them? After consulting with and running many of our own fundraisers, we buy it! The benefit of fundraising thermometers (and similar tools) is that they are a dynamic way to engage your audience, and make them [...]

Holiday Fundraising Tips

2016-12-06T05:50:09-04:00November 11th, 2016|

As most of us know, the holiday season is one of the busiest and most important times of the year for fundraising. In fact, over 25% of all charitable giving in 2015 occurred during the months of November and December! In addition, donors tend to give 80% larger gifts, on average, during the holiday months. [...]

Choosing the Right Fundraising Auction

2019-03-02T14:37:58-04:00October 3rd, 2016|

Many of our clients and fellow fundraising hosts often ask which kind of auction is best for their fundraiser. This is a great question – there are many kinds of fundraising auctions out there, and choosing the right fundraising format can greatly boost your proceeds and enhance the experience for your donors. In order [...]

Why Silent Auction Bid Sheets Are Dead

2019-07-11T10:00:21-04:00September 25th, 2016|

As fundraising professionals, there are certain fundraising traditions that we 100% stand by. One of these traditions is the silent auction, a tried-and-true method to help fundraising events increase proceeds. But while there are many fundraising traditions that we support, there are just as many that we know can change for the better. The [...]

Building a Better Golf Fundraiser

2019-07-22T12:20:08-04:00June 28th, 2016|

With summer finally rolling in, we find many of our friends and family flocking to their favorite warm weather activities – going to the beach, enjoying a picnic, camping, hiking – and for many, hitting the links to get in a few rounds of golf. In the same fashion, many organizations are taking advantage [...]

The Definitive List of Best Silent Auction Items

2019-03-02T14:37:52-04:00December 4th, 2015|

So you’ve decided to use a silent auction at your fundraiser. You may have even identified a mobile fundraising platform to expand your reach and raise more money. But before finalizing plans for your fundraiser, you will first need to collect the best silent auction items! A great first step here is identifying the best [...]

Why Modern Fundraising?

2019-05-01T23:19:06-04:00January 23rd, 2015|

Fundraisers have been around for a while –  There aren’t many people that haven’t attended some kind of fundraising event in the past year.  So why are fundraising methods so outdated? We’re not talking about the idea of fundraising; but instead, the means that are used to raise proceeds. Take raffles and silent auctions, for example. [...]

Fundraising Tips & Tricks

2019-05-01T23:22:25-04:00March 9th, 2015|

Anyone who has held a fundraiser in the past or is planning on doing so in the future knows that it can be an extremely difficult and time consuming process.  While the overall experience brings great joy and gratification from giving to a worthy cause, planning and running the event can be a headache. [...]