Mobile Bidding at Live Event to Increase Revenue

Use Mobile Bidding at Your Live Event to Increase Auction Revenue Looking for ways to liven up that annual gala? I have two words for you…MOBILE BIDDING. Not sure what that means? Read on. This post will tell you what you need to know to about mobile bidding and how it can benefit your fundraiser. Are you ready? Lets go. ___ ___ First things first…What is Mobile Bidding at a Live Event? Mobile bidding is bidding for items on your mobile phone. It’s that simple. It’s putting your auction in [...]

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 away to make a donation. Or you could play the (only slightly!) longer game of cultivating monthly donors! The past few years have seen a huge uptick in the growth of monthly nonprofit donors. In fact, in 2015, revenue from monthly giving increased by 24-percent, while revenue from one-time giving [...]

2016-07-29T14:31:42+00:00July 29th, 2016|Donations, Non-Profits, Online marketing, Schools, Volunteers|

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 things to accomplish during the day, and fundraising can seem like a daunting priority. Abby Jarvis, of Qgiv shares her 9 best practices when asking for donations. It doesn’t have to be that way, though!   Asking for donations of any kind can be easy if you have a game plan [...]

2016-05-20T15:45:30+00:00May 13th, 2016|Donations, Non-Profits, Organizing Fundraisers, Schools|

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 fundraiser flyers for schools and nonprofits. Just choose, click, and print the best flyer for your next event! If you are feeling creative, create your own flyer online with sites like Canva, Picmokey, or VistaPrint.     Free Event Flyer Templates: Lunch Fundraiser Flyers Free Invitation Flyers Free Bake Sale [...]

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 on, it’s vital to keep him interested, excited and motivated about this new volunteer role. Keeping volunteers happy is key to your success.     Similar to starting a new job, a volunteer is most intent and focused on the first day of volunteering. This is the day, if not [...]

2016-04-18T14:25:34+00:00April 14th, 2016|Non-Profits, Volunteers|

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 have limited money. Surely, our own lives could be improved by spending our time and our money on things we desire. Yet we still give! So, why do we give to charity? Why do we give to others rather than keep it all to ourselves?       There are many [...]

2016-03-18T17:19:46+00:00March 23rd, 2016|Fundraising Ideas, Non-Profits|

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 new idea. You know that people are already involved, already spending their time helping the organization out, and they may be reluctant to commit to something new. Getting and keeping volunteers is key to your success. You need a strategy to get the people that you will need involved and [...]

2016-03-15T21:09:27+00:00March 16th, 2016|Non-Profits, Online marketing, Organizing Fundraisers|

The Definitive Guide to Online Auctions

The Definitive Guide to Online Auctions Online Auctions are the modern way to raise money. They are the perfect and easy to manage solution for school fundraisers, supporting a cause or helping a friend in need. We are going to take you through the steps of how to set up and manage your auction from the comfort of your own home or office. We are going to show you how to try our platform for FREE before you commit to any plans. Without a sales call or pushy sales person. [...]

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 day. We've done all the searching for you. Here is a great list of Fundraising Auction Sources. Whether you want items for a silent auction, an in-house raffle, or you just want to find a website where you can organize and set up an online auction for free, we've got [...]

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 challenging. It is a full-time job with benefits! Often, every volunteer signs up of the same job. They are only volunteering because the job looks fun or will look good on a resume. Your job is to find a way to entice them into other positions that aren't so fun, [...]

2016-02-21T19:48:21+00:00February 21st, 2016|Fundraising Ideas, Non-Profits, Organizing Fundraisers, Schools|