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5 Tips on Choosing an Auctioneer at Your Live Auction

By Ashley Shaw August 17, 2017

Isn't it fun to watch a live auctioneer?

10 Tips to Help with School Fundraising [Video]

By Ashley Shaw August 10, 2017

It's that time of year: kids are going back to school - and that means it's time for another..

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

By Ashley Shaw July 27, 2017

It's that time again: no, not actually Christmas. Nope, I mean it is the time of month where I..

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

By Ashley Shaw July 20, 2017

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

11 Fundraising Metrics You Should Know [Infographic]

By Ashley Shaw July 13, 2017

There are a ton of metrics you could be watching for your fundraiser. But here are 11 that are..

Summer of Fundraising Change: June's Curated List

By Ashley Shaw June 27, 2017

It's officially summer, and it's time to reveal those fabulous swimsuit bodies that you've been..

Hindsight Is 20/20: 11 Things to Review at the End of Your Charity Event

By Ashley Shaw May 23, 2017


Whether you throw an event that surpassed your expectations or one that didn't go at all like..

Why You Need a Fundraising Video (And How to Make One) [Infographic]

By Ashley Shaw May 18, 2017

Does your organization have a great online video that is really selling your cause and the..

Creating a Media Kit for Your Charity Event

By Ashley Shaw May 11, 2017

There are so many things you should be doing before your big charity event that it can sometimes..

10 Really Unique Silent Auction Package Ideas

By Ashley Shaw April 20, 2017

Why would you bid a lot of money on a trip that you could book on your own for a lot cheaper?..

How to Throw a Fundraiser on a Budget

By Ashley Shaw April 13, 2017

You want to throw a fundraiser for your great cause, but you aren't sure how you can afford it...

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