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 […]
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Are You Looking for a “Magic Pill” to bring in MORE MONEY at Your Fundraising Auction?
We all know that a “Magic Pill” doesn’t exist in the physical sense, but what if I tell you that doing one simple thing could double or triple your fundraising auction revenue; would you believe in a “magic pill” then? There are so many facets that make up a successful fundraising event: great venue, good […]
What is the most important ingredient to a successful fundraising event?
Is the most important ingredient the type of live auction items or what kind of food you serve or how many silent auction items you have, etc.? While all these are important, the answer is NO! The single most important ingredient for a successful fundraising event is having the right people in the room. So […]
What’s in it for them… and you?
When it comes to creating outreach materials it is so easy to become overwhelmed by the pressure of meeting and exceeding goals that one can forget about the receiver of the solicitation. Here are a few donor focused tips to ponder as you take a swim in the ocean this summer: 1. Ask yourself, if […]