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 »


Making a Big Impact with a Small Team

Nonprofits are born out of the desire to make a positive impact in the world. Whether it be meeting a need where there is hunger; offering healing where there is pain; providing comfort where there is grief; or fighting for justice where there is inequality…nonprofits are driven by this desire to make a difference.  … 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 »



Easy and Fun Banned Word Jar Game

Have you volunteered to host a fundraising dinner for your favorite cause? And you are looking for ways to make it more successful? A banned word game can be a great way to energize your guests and pick up a few extra dollars! The game can be adapted in a number of ways as well… Read More »


5 Things That Drive Donors Away

One of the most tenuous moments in a nonprofit’s relationship with its supporter base is at the very beginning. When someone first makes a donation, signs up for your email list, or interacts with one of your social media posts, you have a unique opportunity. What you do next with that relationship could be the… Read More »



The Check-out Where Everyone Leaves Happy

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. Registration isn’t the only bottleneck point in an event that can leave guests with a… Read More »