Sharing the Goodness

The Fundraisers Make it All Possible

I am penning this blog from a conference in Denver, Colorado. It is the PMDMC. This is an annual gathering of public broadcasting stations from across the country and really is a who’s who of that business. I am here…
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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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Why Clipboards Hurt Auction Outcomes

Here is a post from Jon Carson, CEO of BiddingForGood. Question- what is the oldest technology used in fundraising? Answer- the clipboard.  And if you have a silent auction it is killing your results. Some background- The clipboard was invented…
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How Interns Became our “Auction Committee”

We welcome Guest Blogger Robbie Samuels who shares his first-hand experience running successful auctions with no auction committee. The biggest challenge many fundraisers face is building a quality auction catalog and soliciting good donations. Robbie has figured out a smart…
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BiddingForGood Today in 90 Seconds (Video)

In a world where decisions are often made by committee, there are always challenges in convincing your colleagues and team members to consider your ideas. Whether you are proposing a new venue or a new theme for your big fundraising…
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Thank You to All of the Teachers in the World

In addition to writing for the Goodness in Action blog, I also have a personal blog called “Remember What You Know”  Once in a while there is a blog that feels appropriate to share both with my personal blog network and…
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