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Top 6 Fund-a-Need Questions, Answered by the Pros

Nearly all fundraising events can benefit from incorporating a fund-a-need or special appeal into the agenda - but a recent Winspire webinar poll revealed more than 1 in 5 organizations are missing out.

  • 7 min read
  • Sep 20, 2018 8:24:44 AM

35 Unique, Exciting Raffle Basket Ideas

We recently shared a list of ideas for incredible raffle grand prizes, including travel packages, electronics, season tickets, and even a dream home. Offering an impressive grand prize allows charities to raise tens of thousands of dollars for their cause.

  • 7 min read
  • Sep 14, 2018 5:40:00 AM

Live Auction Bid Cards: Free Templates

Whether or not you utilize a mobile bidding provider for the silent auction, bid cards are imperative for the two interactive portions of the night: the live auction and special appeal. These fundraising heavy-hitters rely on momentum, peer pressure and emotion, all of which are best evoked through the use of bid cards.

  • 3 min read
  • Sep 6, 2018 5:20:00 AM

12 Quick Ways to Improve the Guest Experience at Your Next Fundraiser

With fall fundraising season around the corner, it's important nonprofits put themselves in attendees' shoes and focus on improving the guest experience. Smoothing out the experience at your event, from start to finish, ensures not only this year's success but long-term sustainability.

  • 12 min read
  • Aug 30, 2018 10:26:07 AM

Identify Major Gift VIPs at Your Next Fundraising Event

With fall fundraising season on the horizon, your nonprofit may be gearing up for a special event. And while selling lots of tickets to the general public is great, your development team has an even more critical task: to identify and attract high net worth guests who could become major gift donors.

  • 11 min read
  • Aug 23, 2018 9:08:05 AM

This 3-pronged event fundraising strategy saves time and raises more money

Organizing a profitable fundraising event is all about best use of time. To take your event to the next level, focus your time and energy on the most time-efficient money-makers:

  • 7 min read
  • Aug 16, 2018 9:06:49 AM

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising 101: A Crash Course for Nonprofits

Have you tried peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising? It's a fundraising strategy that allows you to fundraise and spread awareness through your supporters’ social networks - and nothing beats interpersonal connections in terms of fundraising incentives. Although P2P fundraising is gaining popularity, perhaps you haven’t yet had the chance to put it into action in your own organization. Not a problem! We’re here to help. First we’ll walk you through what P2P fundraising is and how it can help your organization. Then we’ll set you up with five great tips to run your own campaign. What we'll cover: The A to Z of P2P. Define your campaign. Pick your starting lineup. Empower your fundraisers. Build relationships with your donors. Say thanks to your supporters. Ready to learn more about peer-to-peer fundraising and how this tool can expand your nonprofit’s supporter base? Let's get started.

  • 14 min read
  • Aug 9, 2018 8:52:27 AM

4 Steps to Turn Corporate Table Guests into Givers: Must-Read Fundraising Strategy

How would you categorize the typical guests at a charity auction?

  • 11 min read
  • Aug 2, 2018 9:22:18 AM

5 Goals of Event Promotion that Beat Selling Out Tickets

Are fundraising events going extinct in 2018?

  • 9 min read
  • Jul 19, 2018 9:15:15 AM

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