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5 Tips on Choosing an Auctioneer at Your Live Auction

Isn't it fun to watch a live auctioneer?

Well, not always. In reality, it depends on who you have running that thing. A good auctioneer (or

10 Tips to Help with School Fundraising [Video]

It's that time of year: kids are going back to school - and that means it's time for another year of school fundraising! I bet you are super

Christmas in July's Curated List: Tis the Season of Giving

It's that time again: no, not actually Christmas. Nope, I mean it is the time of month where I share with you all my favorite reads from this last

6 Questions Determine if Mobile Bidding Is Right for a Charity Event

You've probably heard a lot about mobile bidding. And it sounds really cool. Right?

But there are a lot of cool things in this world that just

11 Fundraising Metrics You Should Know [Infographic]

There are a ton of metrics you could be watching for your fundraiser - like growth rate and average gift size. While what metrics you are using is

Summer of Fundraising Change: June's Curated List

It's officially summer, and it's time to reveal those fabulous swimsuit bodies that you've been working on and approving all winter/spring long.

Why You Need a Fundraising Video: Part 2 (with a Video)

Last week, I posted this infographic we had created on why video is so important for you and your organization when it comes to fundraising. But

Hindsight Is 20/20: 11 Things to Review After Your Charity Event

Whether you throw an event that surpassed your expectations or one that didn't go at all like you expected, you can rest assured that there are

Why You Need a Fundraising Video [Infographic]

Does your organization have a great online video that is really selling your cause and the bajillion reasons people should be donating to you? If

Creating a Media Kit for Your Charity Event

There are so many things you should be doing before your big charity event that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. And for proof, check out our

10 Really Unique Silent Auction Package Ideas

Why would you bid a lot of money on a trip that you could book on your own for a lot cheaper? (Other than to help out a good cause?)

How to Throw a Fundraiser on a Budget

You want to throw a fundraiser for your great cause, but you aren't sure how you can afford it. Well, I've got news for you: this post contains