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Ashley Shaw

Online Auctions: Are They Really Worth Your Time?

By Ashley Shaw January 26, 2017

There was an episode of Will and Grace about online auctions. In case you don’t remember it,..

Silent Auction Ideas Part 2: Tips on Running a Silent Auction

By Ashley Shaw January 24, 2017

Last Thursday, I brainstormed some silent auction ideas to come up with 150 different items you..

Silent Auction Ideas Part 1: 150 Items You Could Have

By Ashley Shaw January 19, 2017

A lot of our customers are planning amazing auctions, and they want some good silent auction..

How to Create and Use Donor Personas

By Ashley Shaw January 17, 2017

In marketing, you are always being reminded to create a buyer persona to figure out who your..

8 Goals You Should Be Setting Before Your Charity Event

By Ashley Shaw January 12, 2017

Welcome to 2017! (I know I say that as if I have been here for a while waiting for you, but..

Know Your Donors: Studies Say Who Donates the Most [Infographic]

By Ashley Shaw January 10, 2017

So, you plan this big charity event, and you plan everything down to the last detail.

GiveSmart Powers Star-Studded Gala to Record Donations for Charity

By Ashley Shaw June 26, 2015

Mobile Bidding Platform Helps Live Auction Raise $4.4 million for Keep Memory Alive

Why Charity Fundraisers in Los Angeles Should Use Mobile Bidding

By Ashley Shaw June 19, 2015

In the city where the stars and Pacific Ocean meet, charity fundraisers are how many Los Angeles..

How to Run a Successful Silent Auction

By Ashley Shaw June 17, 2015

Silent auctions have more power than many might think. Non-profit organizations looking to raise..

How Mobile Bidding Changes Guest Registration at Charity Auctions

By Ashley Shaw June 12, 2015

First impressions are everything - especially at a fundraising event where your guests are poised..

How Mobile Bidding Will Transform Your Next Nonprofit Fundraiser

By Ashley Shaw June 11, 2015

Gone are the days where pen and paper rule the auction world. In the 21st century, mobile bidding..

Donors Guide To Tax Breaks

By Ashley Shaw June 5, 2015

The feeling of giving back to your community is a rewarding opportunity that many people don’t..

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