Fundraising Goal Gauge

5 Steps to Creating Better Fundraising Goals

Specific and Achievable Fundraising Goals Help You Raise More Funds! Fundraising goal setting is a year-round process. You’ll need to evaluate your own past performance, and think reasonably about what you can accomplish by next year. A good fundraising goal has a formal plan—some pen and paper tasks you can check off to monitor your progress…. Read More »

Bid Sheet

Forms Checklist for a Paper & Pen Auction

Are you still using paper auction forms at your auction? Make sure to start with a checklist of printed materials you will need! It’s the week before your event and things have gotten a little… wild around the office. You’re trying to remember everything you’ll need on event day: files. Folders. Paper. Pens. Decorations. It’s… Read More »

Printed Invitation and Save-the-Date Cards

Are Paper Invitations Still Relevant?

Paper invitations and save-the-date cards provide a level of personal connection, yet are they still relevant in this digital age? With all the technology available today, you’ve got a range of options for announcing your upcoming fundraiser. Email is cost effective, it’s proven and it works. Direct mail (snail mail) is also proven and it… Read More »

Survey on Mobile Phone

How to Build a Post-Event Survey

Do you want to get valuable and honest feedback after your next event? You put a lot of planning and effort into your fundraising event and it’s a great success. How do you capture what worked so you can do even better next year? Build a post-event survey into your planning process so you can get… Read More »

Registration Page

The Anatomy of a Great Ticket Sales Page

What Does a Great Ticket Sales Page Look Like—and How Much Information Should You Give Your Guests? It’s easy to overload your registration and ticket sales page with unnecessary information, and equally easy to leave it completely devoid of details at all. In this post, we’ll give you some tips on what to include on… Read More »

Procurement Party Packages

Host a Procurement Party for your Next Auction

This procurement party post was taken from a discussion I recently had with our great partner Ian Lauth with Winspire News while we were planning for our upcoming free webinar. What is a Procurement Party? When you boil it down, a procurement party is just a fun way to brainstorm auction item ideas for your fundraising… Read More »

Plan a Winning Golf Fundraiser

Is it too early to start planning your Golf Tournament Fundraiser? Golf tournament fundraisers can help raise money to support programs throughout the year—and these events can be key donor cultivation points. Since most golf courses book events well in advance, it’s never too early to start planning. So, whether you’re planning a golf event… Read More »