Stress is Your Greatest Enemy at Your Event

This is the third 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. Take it from a seasoned event professional: besides adequate preparation, stress is your greatest barrier… Read More »


Jewelry Box Fundraiser

Everybody loves jewelry, or has someone in their life that does! Jewelry Boxes are a quick and easy fundraiser raffle with a twist.  It is generally easy to organize at your event too, if you can line up a good sponsor beforehand.  Hence they are great additions to more upscale events like galas and cocktail parties… Read More »


Using Food To Set First & Last Impressions at Your Event

First and last impressions matter, especially when asking donors for their support. At a fundraising event guests expect to see the best from your non-profit as soon as they check-in, and during checkout you have one last opportunity to create a positive image of your organization—something that not only affects the outcome of that fundraiser,… Read More »


Benefits of Event Planning Technology

Who Benefits From Making the Switch to Event Planning Technology You’ve done your research; you’ve gotten a few recommendations—now it’s time to make the decision. Should your non-profit invest in event planning technology? Accuracy and speed play a huge role in a producing a perfectly executed fundraising event. Employing a comprehensive event software to manage all… Read More »



Online Bidding UI

How to Introduce Online Bidding to Your Guests

Online bidding is a trend here to stay in nonprofit fundraising—for good reason! Organizations who adopt online bidding report steep jumps in the quality of guests’ experience, and in their overall fundraising. Some nonprofits see bidding become much more competitive, because they’re able to extend silent auctions into dinnertime, and people start bidding before the… Read More »


Chaminade College Preparatory

Having outgrown both paper tools and PC software, Chaminade College Preparatory School needed better technology to move their fundraising to the next level. Chaminade is a Catholic day and resident school for young men in St. Louis, Missouri. Providing a well-rounded educational program, the school seeks to help each student develop his talents and discover… Read More »


The 10 Don’ts of Event Night

This is the second 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. I polled some event service professionals about what big mishaps they’ve seen at nonprofit events over… Read More »


How to Pick the Best Event Photographer

Congratulations! You’ve started planning your fundraising event. Chances are that right now you’re scanning your event budget, and wondering how you can save money.  It’s all about raising money, and you want to keep costs as low as possible, to increase your net revenue . . .  right?   Well, not really. One mistake many… Read More »


Ridgefield Academy Celebrates a Generous #GivingTuesday

Achieving your fundraising goals is always a great feeling. It’s the culmination of your hard work and the shared passion that connects your community. It’s certainly something to celebrate, and Ridgefield Academy was able to do just that recently when they achieved, and even exceeded, their fundraising goal on #GivingTuesday! The staff at Ridgefield Academy… Read More »