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3 Emails to Turn Auction Bidders into Monthly Donors

3 Emails to Turn Auction Bidders into Monthly Donors Picture this: you’ve just pulled off a successful charity auction and have a whole new group of bidders just waiting to become nonprofit donors. Of course, you could solicit them right…
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Best Charity Auction Software Sites

Top 12 Charity Auction Software Sites If you are planning a charity auction, and you weren’t born in a cave, you’ve probably started searching for charity auction software sites. What makes one online charity auction website better than another? Well,…
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School Event Ideas to Raise Money

Easy Event Ideas to Raise Money for Your School Whether you are looking for school event ideas to raise money for elementary, high school, or a college club, you want fundraising ideas that are quick and easy with proven results. It…
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Online Auctions for Fundraising

Online Auctions for Fundraising

Bid on Online Auctions for Fundraising for Charities So, by now you know that Charity Auctions Today is an online fundraising tool. We are the software for your online school fundraiser. If you are wondering, how do I start an…
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Mobile Fundraising 101

Mobile Fundraising At this point, more people are surfing the web on their mobile phones than they are on their desktops. What does this mean for your organization? It means that it’s time for you to step into the future of charitable…
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Mobile Fundraising for Schools

What is Mobile Fundraising for Schools?

Mobile Fundraising for Schools Everyone hates school fundraisers. At least the ones with flyers full of candles, cheese, or junk. School carnivals and special events are fun for the kids, but parents and extended family often feel pressured to attend.…
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Asking for Donations

Asking for Donations: 9 Best Practices

Best Asking for Donation Practices We get it: asking for donations is no walk in the park, especially if you’re a smaller nonprofit with staff that has to wear lots of different hats. Your organization has a million and one…
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Free Fundraising Flyers Templates

Free Fundraiser Flyer

Printable Free Fundraiser Flyer Template If you're planning a fundraising event, you'll want a nice free fundraiser flyer to help spread the word. Not crafty? Don't worry, you don't have to make a fundraiser flyer yourself! We found some great, free printable…
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What is Mobile Giving Solutions

Mobile Giving Solutions

What is a Mobile Giving Solution? Did you know Charity Auctions Today is also mobile giving app? Charity Auctions Today recently acquired Mobile Smart Bids. With the mobile giving trends and mobile giving options, what could be smarter? As a service provider…
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Fundraising Sites for Schools

What are the Best Fundraising Sites for Schools? Remember when the school fundraiser meant cheese and sausage or a variety of candles? The old stand bys still work, but aren't always allowed. The once popular fall carnival, spaghetti night, or door…
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Keeping Volunteers Happy

Keep Volunteers Happy through Training and Engagement   It’s important to keep your nonprofit volunteers happy and engaged. Finding and securing volunteers interested and ready to commit time to your nonprofit can be overwhelming. That’s why, once a volunteer signs…
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Low cost fundraising ideas

Low Cost Fundraising Ideas

Simple Effective Inexpensive Fundraising Ideas TANSTAAFL: 'There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch', so the saying goes. Charities aren’t exempt from this, having expenses. There are costs involved in administering a charitable organization. There are costs involved in running a…
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Why do we give to charity

Why do We Give to Charity?

Charity: Why Do We Give? Giving to charity is a part of most of our lives. Why do we give to others? On the surface it seems to fly in the face of rational self-interest. We have limited time and we…
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How to Get Volunteers and Keep Them

Get Volunteers, Keep Volunteers   You have a great new vision for your organization! This idea is going to help you better achieve your dedicated mission. Charitable organizations, like yours, run on volunteer power. You need to get volunteers to implement this great…
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How to Get Students Involved: Fundraisers

If you are planning a highschool or college fundraiser, you've already discovered how difficult it is to get teens and college students involved. They are often busy with other extra-curricular activities, non-interested, or apathetic. What can you do to get…
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How do You Start an Online Auction

How do You Start an Online Auction Are you trying to set up a fundraiser for a school, PTA/PTO, a friend in need, your favorite charity?  Where do you start? Where do you go for online fundraising auction services? How do…
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Fundraising Auction Sources

If you are looking for donations for a school fundraiser or other charity auction, you know it can be difficult. You'll need to make lots of phone calls, drive around town, and search endless websites. Well, today is your lucky…
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Volunteer Management for Fundraisers

Volunteer Fundraising Management

Managing Fundraising Volunteers You may have more VOLUNTEERS than you know what to do with or you may have trouble finding volunteers. Either way, you will need to get organized and find a way to manage volunteers. Managing volunteers is…
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Businesses that Help Fundraise

Businesses that Help the Community Many local businessess and national chains help fundraise within their communities. They give back to the community. They help with fundraising efforts, volunteer their time, or donate items to nonprofits. What’s the catch? You have to ask.…
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50 Alternative Sites to Ebay Infographic

Are you looking for online auction sites other than eBay? We've found 50 alternatives to Ebay, and share them in this infographic. Feel free to dowload and share the online auction sites infographic in your website or social media platforms.…
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Ways to Volunteer and Do Good from Home

Ways to Volunteer and Do Good from Home Are you interested in volunteering? Are you more of a couch potato than a go-getter? You can stay at home and still do good. There are many ways you can volunteer from…
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Top 70 Best Online Auction Sites Review of 2016

Best Online Auction Sites. If you are looking for the most reputable online auction websites around the globe, you've come to the right place. I hereby present to you the 70 best online auction sites and…
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Nonprofit New Years Resolutions

Non-Profit New Year’s Resolutions Fundraising

Are you making New Year’s Resolutions for Non-Profits? As a non-profit, it is important to review what you’ve been doing in the past year. Find out what is really working and what is largely a waste of time. The most…
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Accounting for School Fundraisers

Accounting for School Fundraisers

Budgets are an Important Tool in Accounting for Fundraisers Who does the accounting for school fundraisers? Is there a treasurer? Is it the leader of the PTO? Every school fundraiser should have an accountant. But who can afford it? Many…
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Matching Donation Companies for School Fundraisers

What are Matching Gifts? If you want to make a monetary donation to your school, but don't feel like it will have an impact, you need to check with your employer to find out their matching gift donation policy. Many…
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6 Quick Christmas Themed Fundraising Ideas

6 Christmas Fundraising Ideas If you have little time to prep or you are short on resources, you need simple, quick Christmas themed fundraising ideas like these. Each one of these holiday fundraising activities takes little effort on your part,…
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Thanksgiving Fundraisers for Schools

8 Easy Thanksgiving Fundraisers for Schools

If you are an enthusiastic planner, these 8 easy Thanksgiving fundraisers are simple enough to throw together in a week or less. Keep it simple. Plan a Thanksgiving fundraiser for your school around fellowship and family. Organize a FOOTBALL FUND…
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Risk Free Auction Items

Risk Free Auction Items

Risk-free items: A Definitive Guide You've probably noticed county fairs or special events giving away some big ticket items. Sometimes they raffle off a motorcycle or an ATV and sometimes they raffle off a trip to an exotic location. These…
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Auction Types for Fundraising Guide

Auction Types for Fundraising Guide

Types of Auctions for Fundraising For years, auctions have been used as a way to maximize the amount a bidder is willing to spend on a given item while generating the highest potential revenue for the Fundraiser. Auctions are win-win…
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Creative Kid Fundraisers

Creative Kid Fundraisers

You don't have to leave all of the fundraising ideas and all of the work to the adults. Kids, especially highschoolers, are great at coming up with innovative, new ideas. So, the next time you sit down for a planning…
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How to Get Publicity for Your Event

How to Get Publicity for Your Event

How to Get Publicity for Your Event No matter how meticulous the planning and preparations for a charity event are, if it can’t draw people to attend or participate, it will fail. In addition to these fundraising ideas, you may…
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Women's Charity Event Ideas to Raise Money

Women’s Charity Event Ideas to Raise Money

Charity Event Fundraiser Ideas for Your Woman’s Club or Sorority If you are a part of a sorority alumnae chapter or other woman’s club and are looking for Women's Charity Event Ideas to Raise Money, you can organize a wine-tasting…
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35 Charity Fundraising Ideas that Rock

Sometimes successful auction ideas fall out of style like the hottest fashion trends. However, there are many fundraising ideas that are always a hit with your supporters. By offering a wide array of auction items you have a better chance…
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How to Get Items Donated for a Charity Auction

How to Get Items Donated for a Charity Auction

When you decide to throw an auction for charity, you immediately wonder how to get items donated for a charity auction. To solicit items you can use for an online charity auction, create a committee to manage the solicitation process,…
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Classroom Projects for Silent Auctions

8 Classroom Projects for Silent Auctions

Planning a silent auction for your school? Consider auctioning student projects. Get the entire school involved. Have a list of options for the teachers, and let them choose what to have their class make or make it a school wide…
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5 Helpful Tips to Organize a Charity Walk or Run

Planning a charity walk or run but don’t know where to start? In order to do it right, plan in advance, decide on a cause, outline the budget, procure sponsors, spread the word, and carry out a test run. We…
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Gift Basket Ideas for Fundraisers

33 Gift Basket Ideas for Fundraisers

Any time of year you are planning a fundraiser, gift baskets are an ideal option. Who doesn’t enjoy getting a themed gift basket full of goodies? Baskets are versatile. They make great holiday fundraising ideas for silent auctions. They also…
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It Takes Money to Make Money

We’ve all heard the old adage, it takes money to make money , but is it true? There’s probably some truth to it, but you can make money from scratch if you are willing to put in the elbow grease.…
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How to Run a Silent Auction Fundraiser

How to Run a Silent Auction Fundraiser

These Silent Auction Ideas will help you organize a successful fundraiser. Virtually any charity can use silent auctions as a means of fundraising to support their charitable cause. In fact, organizing and running a silent auction is much easier than…
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Holiday Fundraising Ideas for Schools

10 Holiday Fundraising Ideas for Schools

Holiday Fundraising Ideas for Schools December is a time of giving. It’s the time of year when people are most likely to open their hearts and their wallets. These 10 holiday fundraising ideas for schools are designed to help your…
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