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Top Posts of 2017: Silent Auction Baskets, Revenue Enhancers & More

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Happy New Year from Winspire!

What a year it has been. The world of event fundraising is changing day by day, and we have the articles and resources to prove it.

Before we close the books on 2017, we wanted to share just a few highlights from the wide range of fundraising topics covered this year at Winspire News

From donor development to event production to unique travel Experiences and more, we hope our blog has served as a resource to help you raise even more for your cause.

Read on for the top 6 most-viewed posts of the year, including silent auction basket ideas, event promotion, unique ideas for revenue enhancers and more.

31 Ideas for Unique, Buzzworthy Silent Auction Basket#1. 31 Ideas for Unique, Buzzworthy Silent Auction Baskets

If you've ever been involved with a charity silent auction, you know gift baskets are a given. Here, 31 brand-new ideas for unique, buzzworthy silent auction baskets... Read More →

Hot topic: Should retail values be displayed on auction items?#2. Hot topic: Should retail values be displayed on auction items?

Do you post retail values on your auction items' bid sheets, display sheets, auction catalog and more? There's a wide range of opinions, and the decision can have big implications on how much you're able to raise... Read More →

4 Things We Learned about Silent Auctions from a Hit ABC Sitcom#3. 4 Things We Learned about Silent Auctions from a Hit ABC Sitcom

In the ABC sitcom Last Man Standing, funny guy Tim Allen plays Mike Baxter, a marketing director whose wife, Vanessa, is a geologist and leader of the PTA. See Vanessa and Mike attend a school fundraiser that includes one hilarious pen-and-paper bidding war... Read More →

12 Revenue Enhancers Besides Silent Auctions to Try at Your Event#4. 12 Revenue Enhancers Besides Silent Auctions to Try at Your Event

Besides the live auction, many events benefit from additional revenue enhancers: fundraising add-ons that can add tens of thousands of additional dollars for your cause. These 12 creative ideas include raffles, icebreakers and wine trees (yep, wine trees!)... Read More →

How Nonprofits Are Promoting Fundraising Events in 2017 [Infographic]#5. How Nonprofits Are Promoting Fundraising Events in 2017 [Infographic]

Your promotional strategy directly affects how many show up to give, spend and support. This infographic details the most popular and effective ways to promote events today, plus links to free Winspire resources... Read More →

8 Mistakes that Sap the Fun OUT of Fundraising Events#6. 8 Mistakes that Sap the Fun OUT of Fundraising Events

The numbers don't lie: 93% of event attendees say their #1 priority when attending a fundraiser is to have fun. How can you make giving fun? By focusing on the 3 E's: Engage, Entertain and Extract. Benefit auctioneer Ailie Byers shares 8 common mistakes nonprofits make... Read More →

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