Does my event need a theme?

Does my event need a theme?

Does my gala need a theme? Should the event theme be the same year after year? What if people don’t want to participate? All completely valid questions. So. What to do?

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Tis the season of giving

Tis the season of giving

As the year wraps up, you may be considering a Giving Tuesday or an end of the year push for donations. About 30% of all annual donations are made in the month of December, so why wouldn’t you want to get in on all that excitement?  

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Winning the silent auction: Q+A

Winning the silent auction: Q+A

We hosted a webinar to reveal inside tricks to hosting a successful silent auction. The answers to the following questions are provided by Nikki Berti of Goodie Two Shoes Foundation and members of the GiveSmart team: Alla Leventul, James Mead, Serena D’Angelo, Erin...

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10 ways to show appreciation…for everyone who furthers your mission

10 ways to show appreciation…for everyone who furthers your mission

As a fundraiser, you know it’s important to show appreciation and thank your donors. You know it’s nice to send them a hand-written thank you card or call to thank them personally. Donors fund your mission, after all. But what about everyone else who works to move your mission forward? And when you do thank these people, are you capitalizing on the opportunity to further your connection and gain insight? 

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Paddle Raise or Mobile Giving?

Paddle Raise or Mobile Giving?

Many charity partners we work with have trouble with deciding whether to use a paddle raise or mobile giving the campaign to execute their event fund-the-need. The goal is, of course, to raise as much money as possible for their cause. There are several factors that...

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Top 5 silent auction items

Top 5 silent auction items

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tip! Today I'm going to share five of the best selling silent auction items to help you increase revenue at your next silent auction event. 1 - Autographed memorabilia. We see both sports and music memorabilia getting high bids. 2 - Fine...

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