Tag Archive: Gala fundraising ideas

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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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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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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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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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Get to Know Our Bidder Community

BiddingForGood has recently passed an important milestone. Nonprofits and schools have now raised over $275,000,000 on our site. And that makes it a good time to acknowledge and thank our wonderful community of bidders. The vast majority of them (93%) say…
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Make an Amazing Auction Homepage

When a bidder visits your BiddingForGood auction site for the first time, they’ll see your homepage before they see anything else.  Your auction homepage is your first chance to make a good impression with your bidders. If you don’t make…
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A Formula for Fundraising Success

One of the things we love to evangelize at BiddingForGood is the power of amplification in fundraising. This means reaching more people than ever before and using the power of social media to invite more people to support you and…
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Benefits of Putting Your Auction Online

Whether you choose to have a gala or not, putting more, if not all, of your auction catalog online makes a lot of sense.There many advantages to doing it.                      …
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Profile of a Type B Personality Auction Chair

We’re all familiar with the famous “Type A” personality profile. The ultra organized, determined to succeed, won’t take “no” for an answer firecracker who gets the job done. But what about the “Type B” personality? Does a “go with the…
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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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