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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

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

14 Raffle Prize Ideas to Raise Money for Charity (Without Breaking a Sweat)

Looking for a straightforward, effective way to raise money for charity? How about a raffle? If raffles are allowed in your state*, hosting a raffle is a reliable, low-cost fundraising strategy to engage supporters - and they take a whole lot less planning than a full-fledged event.

  • 19 min read
  • Jun 6, 2018 5:34:00 AM

⛳ 6 Proven Revenue Enhancers to Spice Up Your Golf Tournament

With the economy on the up and up, "chari-tee" golf tournaments are growing in popularity. They're a fun way to freshen up your approach to summer development, take less planning than the annual gala or charity ball, and provide a distinct angle to reach and engage new supporters. Best of all, it's simple to cover costs through golfer registrations and sponsorships.

  • 10 min read
  • May 17, 2018 5:29:00 AM

Wine Pull, 5th Ticket Raffle & The Hot Potato Pig: 5 Auction Enhancers You Haven't Tried

At fundraising events, it's smart to focus your efforts on the live auction. They haul in the majority of your funds and are the evening's entertainment highlight to boot. That said, employing a variety of revenue enhancers - mini fundraising opportunities and games - keep your agenda exciting, entertain guests and add tens of thousands of dollars to your bottom line.

  • 8 min read
  • Jan 16, 2018 6:30:00 AM

6 Steps to Your Most Creative Auction Item Ideas, Ever

A big part of successful charity auctions is strategically leveraging the auction items themselves. We recently hosted a free webinar all about best practices to procure auction items, maximize bidding during the auction, then raise even more money after the event.

  • 6 min read
  • Oct 24, 2017 7:15:00 AM

10 Fundraising Event Ideas to Bring In the Big Bucks

While putting on fundraising events can (and should) be a lot of work — after all, you get what you put in — they are incredibly rewarding when successfully run. Best of all, the number of potential fundraising event ideas are as endless as there are potential donors. If you're looking to try something new with your fundraisers, a great place to start is developing a list of donor personas. Who is your ideal donor? Where do they work and live? How do they like to spend their free time? What are their other interests and hobbies? Answering these questions will help you create a list of event ideas that target their interests and are thus more likely to be successful.

  • 8 min read
  • Sep 19, 2017 8:41:56 AM

What to Do When Weather Doesn't Cooperate with Your Fundraiser

With Hurricanes Harvey and Irma battering the Gulf over the past couple weeks, you might be wondering what to do in the event your event crosses paths with Mother Nature. A sudden heat wave, downpours, storms and even accidents on the highway can derail your plans in a moment's notice...sending months of hard work down the drain. In today's post, learn 5 strategies nonprofits can adopt to protect themselves from significant losses in inclement weather.

  • 8 min read
  • Sep 14, 2017 10:10:09 AM

Is a Benefit Race or Fun Run Right for Your Nonprofit?

Ever considered hosting a 5K, "Fun Run" or Walk for charity? If you've relied on the same black-tie galas and golf tournaments year after year, putting on a race can be an effective way to raise awareness of your organization, loop in new members of the community, gain event sponsors and more.

  • 10 min read
  • Jul 7, 2017 9:26:38 AM

Chari-Tee Time: 10 Expert Tips to Host a Flawless Benefit Golf Tournament

Spring may have only begun last week, but it's already time to start thinking about fundraising ideas for the summer. Thanks to a slew of holidays and more relaxed schedules, summer is the perfect opportunty to engage donors with smaller events and short giving campaigns. Even better, you'll be competing with less competition from other nonprofits to stand out in a crowded space. One strategy is hosting a charity golf tournament. Why are they so popular?

  • 15 min read
  • Mar 30, 2017 9:55:16 AM

Wildcard Auction Raises $10,000 Out of Thin Air [VIDEO + TEMPLATES]

To keep the focus on fundraising at your event, you want to employ fresh and exciting income streams. One that has generated plenty of interest in our webinars: the Wildcard Auction™. This is an entertaining, fast-paced revenue opportunity that can raise tens of thousands of dollars for your cause—without requiring any extra time or resources to procure items!

  • 10 min read
  • Oct 11, 2016 10:23:59 AM

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