Auction 101

How to Pre-Promote your Auction Packages

This information and more comes from our webinar, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Auction Profits. In previous posts, we showed you how to streamline your live and silent auctions and how to create effective descriptions for your auction packages. Now that you’ve got some great auction items and you’ve described them well, how… Read More »




The Auction Control Center

Before mobile bidding, if you wanted to know how much money the auction had made, everyone had to stand around waiting for the report. Sometimes you didn’t even know the auction total until the very end of the night, after all the sales had been entered manually, the fund-a-cause donations added, and the errors corrected…. Read More »


Auction Package Description Tips and Best Practices

This information and more comes from our webinar, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Auction Profits. Auction packages are a great way to maximize your efforts and your revenue. By combining several items together, you can create a one-of-a-kind experience that will attract your guests and drive up bidding. But how do you describe… Read More »


Finding the Silent Auction Sweet Spot

Ask someone for advice on the number of packages needed to make a silent auction truly shine and you might receive a response like, “as many as you can get.” When planning a benefit, we generally don’t spend time worrying about procuring too much; if anything, we worry about not having enough. But dig a… Read More »


Top 5 Tips on Check-In and Check-Out

They say people form an impression in the first five seconds, and leave with an impression that, once set, is not easily changed. That’s exactly why the presentation and functioning at check-in and check-out is vitally important if you want to leave a positive and lasting impression on your event’s guests. The big question is;… Read More »


Silent Auction Leaderboard

4 Ways to Supercharge Your Leaderboard

If you haven’t used a leaderboard before, now is the time to try one out. We’ve talked on the blog before about how useful they are to driving fundraising in live auctions and appeals. But running a leaderboard (or a few leaderboards) at your event can do even more. Promote engagement with your silent auction… Read More »


Visual Appeals Drive More and Bigger Donations

Fundraising “thermometers” have long been a staple of fundraising because they get people excited about achieving the goal. We love, once upon a time, when we scribbled the latest progress with marker on a foam board. But now, we have a lot more flexibility with on-screen displays—often known as “leaderboards”—on websites, and even at live… Read More »


18 New Fundraising Ideas for 2018

It’s a new year, with new challenges and opportunities to increase fundraising goals and create memorable events. Turn a fresh eye towards event planning with these eighteen fundraising themes for 2018. Go on a Treasure Hunt Treasure hunts are always popular with people of all ages, because they’re exciting and interactive. Map out a fun… Read More »