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Top 5 Most Popular Charity Auction Posts from 2014

Posted by Ian Lauth

What a year it has been! Our goal was to deliver useful content for Nonprofit fundraising professionals who want to get the most out of their charity auction events... and we did just that.

We are thrilled that Winspire News has blossomed into a valuable resource with a thriving subscriber base that continues to grow every day. We have BIG PLANS for 2015 - with more templates, eBooks and webinars designed to help you raise more money at your upcoming events - so stay tuned!

To wrap things up for this year, I thought I'd list some of our most popular content from 2014. Below are the top 5 most popular articles that generated the most traffic to Winspire News. 

Enjoy and Happy New Year!



Ian Lauth
Creative Director




Bid Sheets 101: Improve Your Silent Auction With Better Bid Sheets

A well-designed bid sheet can have a huge impact on how much money your auction items raise during an event. Learn what information to include so that your bid sheets are more effective. 

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3-Step Guide for Setting Minimum Starting Bids on Charity Auction Items

Setting an appropriate starting bid for charity auction items can greatly affect how lucrative that item becomes for your cause

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3 Tips for Displaying Auction Items to Attract Fierce Bidding

The quality of auction item presentation at your charity event will have a direct impact on how much your donors bid and the amount of money you raise at your event

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Top 5 Pitfalls of Live Auctions and How to Avoid Them

Here are five easily preventable mistakes that can detract from a successful live auction fundraiser

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5 Surefire Ways to Ignite Bidding on Silent Auction Items

Follow these 5 tips to get the most out of your silent auction items, including how to arrange the room and how to draw more attention to your tables

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Fundraising, Nonprofits
Ian Lauth
Ian Lauth
With an extensive background in marketing development and content design, Ian’s role at Winspire is to develop external communications, brand expansion and product delivery processes to help Nonprofits maximize their fundraising revenue. Ian serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Winspire News, creating and managing blog content, newsletters, eBooks and other resources for Nonprofit fundraising professionals.

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