Tag Archive: Fundraising Event Planning

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What Successful Auction Chairs Do Differently

They get started early Who is thinking about their fall auction in July? The most successful auction chairs are. They know that they need to start planning now. Organizing their donor lists, writing their donor solicitation letters, and creating their…
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Why Summer Auctions Sizzle

There are a lot of things that are put on hold for the summer, but your fundraising doesn’t have to be one of them! Here are some of the top reasons that summer is a great time to have a…
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How to Ask for an Item Donation

Before you contact a business for a donation, you’ll want to do a little research on their website about how they handle donation requests. Some businesses strictly accept item requests online to be more organized and efficient. Submitting your request…
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How to Run an Incredible Meeting

Do you often feel frustrated after your committee meetings? Do you feel that you are not accomplishing what you set out to accomplish? What do you do when meetings seem endless or unproductive? First, you need to figure out why….
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Kathy Kingston

ALWAYS ASK

Meet Kathy Kingston, guest blogger Kathy is an award-winning consultant, speaker, professional fundraising auctioneer and author.  Her new book, A Higher Bid, How to Transform Special Event Fundraising with Strategic Benefit Auctions is launching later this week on May 20….
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Gone with the Gala

My husband and I hosted an annual Christmas party for many years. Our friends had grown to expect that our party would happen every year with the usual boisterous singing and great food and piles of work for us. One…
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Take Time to Reflect

I am lucky to live between Boston and Vermont. I am especially lucky that when I am in Vermont, away from the fray, I am able to look out over my farm and my garden and reflect . It is…
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Why How You’re Feeling Matters

A recent article in the New York Times, The Importance of Naming Your Emotions, explores the topic of acknowledging your emotions in the workplace. We’re taught that emotions should be kept at bay when we’re working. If you’re angry, tired, or…
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How to Cope With Committee Conflicts

So you’re in charge of the auction committee this year! There is a lot to do. For example: Solicit items Build your auction site Promote Lucky for you, you’ve got a team of people to work with. There’s just one…
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A Different Kind of Customer Service

Customer service is often synonymous with bad customer service. Ask anyone about their experiences with customer service, and you’re certain to elicit an exhausted groan. A slew of memories of hours of frustration come to mind. You’ve definitely had a…
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