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How to Create a Fundraising Website That Works

A good fundraising page can do wonders for your fundraiser. In marketing terms, a good website should act as an extra salesperson who happens to

Online Technology and Fundraising: A Love Story

Happy Valentines Day, Everybody! In honor of this most romantic holiday, I am going to tell you guys a very romantic love story: The Marriage of

Win $500 in Credit to Spend on Auction Items

We have talked a lot lately about auction items and experiences - most notably in my list with over 150 ideas for auction items. But this is your

Where Are Donors Donating? [Infographic]

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

This infographic takes a look

How to Turn Bidders Into Donors

Let’s face it:

Sometimes people come to your events because they want to bid on that great vacation package you’re offering - and then you never

A Curated List of 2017 Resolutions for Fundraising and More

I am constantly reading about the nonprofit industry - it’s kind of my job. And so, every month, I’d like to share some of my favorites with all

Online Auctions: Are They Really Worth Your Time?

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

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

Last Thursday, I brainstormed some silent auction ideas to come up with 150 different items you could potentially have at your auction. Today, as

Silent Auction Ideas Part 1: 150 Items You Could Have

A lot of our customers are planning amazing auctions, and they want some good silent auction ideas to help them make their event all that it can

How to Create and Use Donor Personas

In marketing, you are always being reminded to create a buyer persona to figure out who your ultimate customer is. In the nonprofit world, you may

8 Goals You Should Be Setting Before Your Charity Event

Welcome to 2017! (I know I say that as if I have been here for a while waiting for you, but since I am on the East Coast, if you were located in

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

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

It comes to the night of your event, and you are ecstatic: