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May 19, 2021
30 Silent Auction Items That Don’t Cost A Dime
Collecting silent auction items for your next fundraiser takes a lot of consideration — you need to know where to begin, fight donor fatigue, and…
A handful of tips and tricks related to special events came about in discussion, that I’d like to share. Here are my 5 tips from the NPLL Las Vegas session that sparked fruitful conversation and a little laughter.
Ask more poignant questions before stressing about where to find the big bucks. Get with your team, pool resources and address books, and plan ahead. It’s always a good time to look for sponsors.
Today, we want to honor all the women who run GiveSmart and the organizations we partner with who serve girls, women, non-binary, and female identifying people every day. We are honored to be a part of helping you achieve your missions to bring equality, opportunity, healthcare, education, and confidence to women everywhere.
At the end of a successful event, it can be hard to get guests off the dance floor and over to the checkout table. Closing out auctions can be a daunting task which is why we’re here –– to help you run your most efficient auction checkout yet.
As a fundraiser, you’re learning how to run a successful silent auction. Just when you think you have it down, trends change, hot new items pop up, donors are seeking something different, technology evolves, and more. So, you adjust. Silent auctions are one of the most popular ways nonprofits engage guests and raise money at fundraising events.
Hosting a successful donation moment is the crux of annual fundraising for many organizations. Don’t let your fund-a-need give you nightmares; follow these key steps to make your donation moment a success for your organization’s mission!
At GiveSmart, we consider every speck of detail that’s crucial to maximize the opportunity to raise the full potential of donor dollars. It is important to not only package your silent auction items properly but also to show them off in an aesthetically pleasing way.
Looking to spice things up at your next event? Games are a great way to raise additional funds, entertain, and keep guests engaged through participation. Raffles and wine pulls are familiar, but we’ve broken down a few more to help jog new ideas.