#GivingTuesday 2017

#GivingTuesday will be celebrating its five-year anniversary in 2017 and many organizations are gearing up to make this year the most charitable yet! Following on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a day to recover from retail madness and begin the charitable season.  It’s designed for people to get involved in… Read More »




A Guide to Affordable (and Free!) Technology and Digital Resources For Your Non-Profit

Nonprofits and schools can benefit from technology and digital resources— no matter how small the budget. Important areas like marketing, administrative details, advertising, communications, and event management can be spendy. The good news is that there are many high quality affordable, free or discounted services that can help a nonprofit (or any business for that… Read More »


Help! My Check-out Is a Mess

Long lines aren’t just a problem at Disney World, they can be an instant auction killer. When I ask someone if they’re considering an auction, live or silent, as part of their annual fund to raise money for the nonprofit or school they’re closest to, I usually get one of two reactions: We used to… Read More »


Making the Most of Mobile Technology

This is the fifth in a series of posts about running a successful fundraising event night, written by event service professionals. Event service professionals help troubleshoot technology, advise on using event software, and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible at auctions. Professional event services consultants like me, working the front lines of fundraising events, have witnessed… Read More »



The Life of a Professional Event Service Consultant

This is the fourth in a series of posts about running a successful fundraising event night, written by event service professionals. Event service professionals help troubleshoot technology, advise on using event software, and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible at auctions. Working as a professional event services consultant isn’t always easy—but it’s a labor of passion…. Read More »