Every nonprofit and school want to have hundreds of people attend their fundraiser, but is this really the measure of a successful event? The question should be: “How many people will give and at what levels will they give?” Just because an event has 800 people in attendance does not necessarily mean that the event […]
What Should Your Nonprofit Organization be doing in the “Off-Season”?
We all know that the Fall fundraising season just came to a close and everyone is in holiday mode now. All I can say is DO NOT wait to start planning, procuring and cultivating your donor list until the last 2 months prior to your next benefit auction event! Here are three simple things you […]
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 […]
Have a Thank-A-Thon with Your Donors After Your Fundraising Auction Event
We all understand, or should understand, that thanking your donors after your fundraising auction event has concluded is an absolute must. However, the way that you thank your donors for their generous contributions to help your cause is so very important. Many organizations simply send out a form letter showing what was purchased/donated and a […]
Motivational Speakers at Your Fundraising Auction Event
Condoleezza Rice speaks at the Solutions for Change Auction There are two very important segments of the event that a good motivational speaker is needed… before the live auction and before the fund-a-need. The speaker prior to the start of the live auction should be someone that can somewhat educate the crowd about the cause […]
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 […]