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How to Create a Fundraising Website That Works

By Ashley Shaw February 16, 2017

A good fundraising page can do wonders for your fundraiser. In marketing terms, a good website..

Online Technology and Fundraising: A Love Story

By Ashley Shaw February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day, Everybody! In honor of this most romantic holiday, I am going to tell you..

Win $500 in Credit to Spend on Auction Items

By Ashley Shaw February 9, 2017

We have talked a lot lately about auction items and experiences - most notably in my list with ..

Where Are Donors Donating? [Infographic]

By Ashley Shaw February 7, 2017

Americans donate BILLIONS of dollars every year. But who are these amazing donors likely to..

How to Turn Bidders Into Donors

By Ashley Shaw February 2, 2017

Let’s face it:

Sometimes people come to your events because they want to bid on that great..

A Curated List of 2017 Resolutions for Fundraising and More

By Ashley Shaw January 31, 2017

I am constantly reading about the nonprofit industry - it’s kind of my job. And so, every month,..

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.

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