Live and Silent auctions have become common place at many fundraising events. Some organizations even host very successful stand-alone auction fundraisers. Just because the idea of an auction has become common place does not mean that your auction needs to be the same old thing.
In order to keep donors engaged and excited, there are strategies that can be put into place for the event. Try putting a cap on the number of items offered in your auction. Nothing saps a donors energy and excitement about the event more quickly than an endless menu of auction items. Ideally, one item should be offered for every four guests in attendance.
In fact, we are now featuring $7,596,517 in fun experiences (golf, vacations, cruises, etc) that you can enjoy and generate a nice donation at the same time, and we have built over 4,100 private label websites for non-profit organizations. So it’s easy for these non-profits to raise money by simply encouraging their supporters to go have fun. (more…)
TravelPledge has been your source for quality travel experiences, golf and local opportunities to attract new donors. As we continue to work to offer you the best, most attractive packages, we have now added river cruises to the many opportunities you can choose from.
These exciting river cruise packages, provided by CMV Signature River Cruises are now available for fascinating and historical destinations such as the Rhine River and the Danube River. Each package is different, so take a look at each description to find a great adventure for your donors.
For all of us who work in a nonprofit organization, or with one, you have no doubt encountered the summer season decline in giving. The on-set of summer in the nonprofit world can bring on stress, endless planning sessions and even cutbacks if your fundraising strategy does not effectively recognize this season’s challenges. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Printing bid paddles, matching bid number lists, assigning numbers to each bidder… now you can check them all off your list with one click, or app download in this case. Handbid is the latest and greatest in auction technology and will open your auction up to bidders across the room or across the country.
By allowing you to simplify your auction planning from beginning to end, Handbid will quickly become the auction planner’s best friend. You will find ways to manage your online auction and connect with donors directly. Once your donors have signed on, you can even text or email them about specific items and notify them when they’ve been outbid. This gives you, and your donors, the freedom to engage in the other important parts of your event such as networking and hearing more about your nonprofit.
Is your organization located in a snow bird populated area? Your part-time neighbors can still participate in your fundraising auction through Handbid. Even those with other commitments can stay connected and bid on the items they want while they watch the game or stay home with family. Handbid makes it possible for everyone you invite to attend, whether in person or online.
Handbid will take you and your donors all the way through the check out process, taking the stress out of the event for all. Winning bidders will receive an invoice directly to their device and have the option to pay online as well. No end of the night lines to manage and no frustrated bidders at the end of your event. This plan makes collecting funds easier on your team as well. (more…)