Fundraising Auction and Event Tips


1980. What about you?

My Dad doesn’t have an email address. I’m not kidding when I say he prefers a typewriter to a computer. I’d put him on the extreme end of the spectrum when it comes to not being tech savvy. He’s 68…
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7 Secrets for Getting More Items

Whether you are stepping up to run an auction for the first time or are a fundraising auction veteran, this guide should help you construct a plan for getting the job done. They will help you whether you’re planning an…
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10 Ways You’ll Raise More Money Online

At BiddingForGood, we’ve been celebrating all the schools and nonprofits who have worked so hard to raise money for their causes. As of Monday, September 29, over $250M has been raised on our platform. We think putting at least some…
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8 Event Planning Mistakes

Your ability to run a successful fundraising event is directly related to your ability to juggle. Juggle details, that is. We’ve put together this checklist of eight things that can really trip you up if you fail to tackle them, or…
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5 Things I Learned as an Auction Expert

After eight years as a BiddingForGood Auction Expert, I want to share the five big things I know for sure about running an online auction. I’ve worked with so many of our clients, and I learned something from them all….
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One of my favorite theatre companies, Northern Stage, is raising much needed funds with a gala and mobile bidding on the BiddingForGood platform

Working for Good

Today I reflect on what it means to go to work every day at a company that is having a meaningful impact on our world.  Many of us toil in our respective professions and many of us can point with…
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Let’s Celebrate $250M Raised

I’ve worked for BiddingForGood since 2006 and have seen incredible growth in more ways than one. I attended a party my first week here to celebrate our 2,000th auction run. Now we’ve run over 22,000. I attended a meeting that…
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Are You Keeping Up with Your Fundraising Peers?

Here at BiddingForGood, every summer we take a step back and do some research  on the fundraising landscape. This year we took a look at the trends around nonprofits utilizing the internet for their fundraising. The data is all captured…
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How Many Auction Items are Too Many?

Here is a post from Jon Carson, CEO of BiddingForGood. Question: What is a primary driver of low silent auction outcomes? Answer: Oversupply of items in a room with a finite number of bidders. One of the most frequently asked…
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