04.17.2017 · Terri

For your next fundraiser, include a flexible vacation voucher in your auction for a luxury getaway and let your bidders select a destination and residence of their choosing (valued at $10,000). Your winning bidders will select from a portfolio, comprised of luxury homes within the Quintess Collection, that has a rotating inventory of various weeks in luxurious residences in more than 100 destinations ready to be booked within a 120-day window!


Marketing to Millennials

04.07.2017 · Terri Millennials that marketing firms have been preparing for have arrived. The Millennial generation are today’s recent college graduates and rising corporate stars. They are also the prime audience for nonprofits as organizations seek to build revenue and replace volunteers and donors who have stepped off the proverbial Ferris wheel.

In order for nonprofits to successfully reach, and engage, this group of busy prospects, nonprofits must make sure they know how much their time, talent and treasure are worth to your organization. In today’s technology-driven, fast-paced, over-stimulated environment, how can your organization bring this to fruition? It might be easier than you think.


Vital Volunteers

03.28.2017 · Terri

Volunteer thank youVolunteers are the lifeblood of any nonprofit organization, and showing appreciation to the dedicated team who keeps your organization operating is vital. The calendar offers plenty of opportunities to recognize volunteers, as well as recruit new team members. Know how to maximize these dates for your organization.

The last week of April is designated as National Volunteer Week, with many using April 20th as Volunteer Appreciation Day. Your organization can choose to recognize and thank volunteers during either or both of these widely acknowledged appreciation opportunities.


Get Creative with Tricky Trays

03.17.2017 · Terri

auction items aHow can you get creative with Tricky Trays if you aren’t sure what they are? Tricky Trays are a type of auction that allows the bidder to purchase chances to win and place them for a chance to win the item or items of their choice. Trick Trays usually involved gift baskets or packaged items.

So, what do you need to get your Tricky Tray event started? Add chance tickets to your list. You can use standard raffle tickets, or get creative with a themed ticket or entry slip, depending on your event. Your guests will want to write their identifying information and contact information on each individual slip. This will allow you to contact them if they are the winner of an item, as well as add them to your outreach lists.


Improve Your Event By Adding a Theme

03.06.2017 · Terri

auction eventWith the popularity of auctions consistently on the rise and fundraising taking on so many forms, largely thanks to social media, how can you make your fundraising event stand out? The odds of striking it lucky with an “ice bucket challenge”-type gimmick are small, but adding a theme to your event could pay off.

Building your fundraising event around a specific theme can give your event a boost in several ways. Your marketing alone could benefit by adding a theme. Be sure your event logo reflects the theme. It’s okay to create a new event logo each year, based on the current theme of an annual event. Taking your theme to radio or TV can add a fun twist to an otherwise ordinary interview about your event.