I recently attended a presentation sponsored by the Giving USA FOUNDATION entitled “The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2015”. We were informed that 2015 was a year of steady and strong giving, explaining that the total contributions for 2015 where $373 .25 billion. 88% of the total contributions came from individuals, bequests, and […]
How to hire a professional fundraising auctioneer… What should I ask when determining which auctioneer to hire?
DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR AUCTIONEER’S ADVICE WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING MONEY AT YOUR EVENT! Hiring a professional auctioneer for your charity, benefit or fundraising event is an essential element to maximizing your organization’s profit. www.elitefundraisingauctions.com Here are some questions that can be asked to determine whether or not the auctioneer is reputable… 1. […]
What You and Your Board Should Consider when Having a Fundraising Auction
I. Evaluation a. What do you hope to accomplish with a fundraising auction? i. Thank donors and volunteers ii. Raise needed funds iii. Increase donor base iv. Increase volunteer base v. Increase community awareness for your cause b. Does your organization have the necessary resources? i. Start-up capital […]
Top Ten Biggest Mistakes Made at a Fundraising Auction Event
10. Poor item display and lack of power point slides or video to spotlight items during the auction. 9. Poor lighting 8. Using no or small print bid numbers 7. Not making adequate announcements during silent auction 6. Starting the live auction too late 5. Not enough or no ringmen (bid spotters) 4. Beginning the live […]