As mobile bidding becomes more an more popular at fundraising auction events we tend to get this question quite frequently: “Should we use mobile bidding for the fund a need?” The simple answer is NO! While mobile bidding is a spectacular way to maximize funds in your silent auction, it just does not perform well […]
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Should you have a Live Auction at your charity auction event?
Wondering if a live auction at your next fundraising auction event makes sense? Well, the simple answer is YES!!! Live auctions are not only huge money-makers but they provide a high energy excitement that is matched by nothing else. There are some critical elements to having a successful live auction at your nonprofit or school […]
7 Things You Should Know About Conducting a Successful Fund a Need or Special Appeal at Your Fundraising Event
1. What is a Fund a Need or Special Appeal? A Fund a Need (aka: Special Appeal, The Ask, Cash Ask, Fund a Mission, etc.) is the single most important fundraising technique at your benefit event, whether you do silent and live auctions or not. The fund a need is a completely different fundraising aspect […]
Hiring a Professional Fundraising Auctioneer & Consultant?
What you think you’re paying for: Someone who can call an auction What you’re actually paying for: Someone who can get on stage and maximize your items’ values while promoting your cause Plus: Provide consulting throughout the year for your event Design and conduct a winning fund a need Answer any questions surrounding your fundraising […]
Professional Fundraising Auctioneer VS. Professional Auctioneer
So you’re having a fundraising auction event and you need an auctioneer… one of the board members says: “My uncle is a world champion cattle auctioneer and he is willing to donate his bid calling services.” The rest of the board says that’s spectacular and your event proceeds with a great cattle auctioneer at the […]