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5 Great Ways to Promote Your Charity Event

If you're hosting a Nonprofit charity event, you'll want to promote it to spread your message as far and wide as possible! Living in the era of the short attention span, it's not always easy to get the attention of your ideal audience when promoting an event. That's why you have to get creative and think outside the box when promoting it.

Why Surveying Donors Can Boost Fundraising Revenue at Your Next Charity Auction

Nonprofits are always looking for ways to improve their fundraising auctions so they can raise more money, and one of the best places to start looking for ideas is to survey your existing donor base. Surveys are a free and simple way to get feedback from your donors and learn more about their values and preferences. The information you receive can be used to develop everything from what type of event to host to the items you include in your live and silent auctions.

  • 5 min read
  • Feb 26, 2014 12:38:00 PM

When to Send Traditional vs. Email Invitations for Your Charity Event

Email invitations - or "evites" - are gradually becoming more and more popular, but there is still the question of appropriateness when it comes to sending invitations to your donors. So which medium is best suited for inviting guests to your charity auction items event? The answer is it depends. Following are some general guidelines to follow when deciding whether to send out your charity event invitations via email or traditional snail mail: When to send a traditional invitation: Formal events: If you are having a formal gala where guests are requested to dress up, then it is best to play it safe and send a physical invitation.

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  • Feb 14, 2014 1:43:00 PM

How to Design an Effective Charity Event Invitation

Invitations are a great way to remind donors why they support your mission and entice them to attend your charity auction items event. In this article we cover a few tips for creating clear, concise and well-designed invitations that will increase attendance and build excitement for your fundraising event without going over budget.

  • 5 min read
  • Feb 12, 2014 12:07:00 PM

Nonprofit Communication Trends for 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Effective communication is often one of the biggest challenges Nonprofits face when trying to connect with donors, supporters and volunteers. With so many channels available to distribute your message, sometimes it can feel like you're just throwing paint at a wall and hoping some of it sticks. As we look forward to a new year, the array of options for communicating with your followers will likely get bigger, not smaller. Sometimes it can help to see what other organizations or people in your same industry are doing in order to get ahead of the curve.That's why we did a little research and threw together this Infographic with some of the Nonprofit Communication Trends we see coming up in 2014. Enjoy... and Happy Holidays!

  • 3 min read
  • Dec 23, 2013 9:30:00 AM

Social Media 101: Boost Attendance and Awareness of Your Fundraising Event

Social media can be an excellent tool for marketing fundraising events and increasing awareness of your Nonprofit. Using social media to improve event attendance, however, is more than just having a Facebook or Twitter account. To market your next fundraising event effectively, follow these social media tips.

  • 6 min read
  • Dec 4, 2013 10:40:00 AM

5 Tips for Improving Attendance at Your Next Benefit Auction

What’s the point of hosting a fabulous benefit auction if nobody shows? Okay, it’s unlikely that any event you plan will have zero attendees, but you get the idea. You want your benefit auction filled with supporters ready to bid and help your cause! To boost both attendance and spending at your next benefit auction, follow these five tips and make it a smashing success:

  • 9 min read
  • Dec 2, 2013 11:14:00 AM

5 Step Timeline For Planning a Flawless Benefit Auction

Having a benefit auction is a great way to connect with members, expand your reach and boost fundraising efforts. But executing a successful benefit auction is a difficult task, even for the most experienced Development Director. These tips are a good start for establishing a timeline and ultimately throwing an amazing event.

  • 5 min read
  • Nov 13, 2013 11:17:00 AM

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