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4 Tips to Getting #GivingTuesday Right

As the fall fundraising season slowly ramps up, nonprofits are starting to map out their end-of-year fundraising appeals, while also planning out their fundraising strategy for the year ahead. For many, strategy meetings are already on the books with their development and marketing staff members and dates are being etched into stone.

This year, before you sit down to discuss your year-end giving strategy, don’t make the mistake of overlooking #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday as a response to the consumerism and decadence of the holiday season to help us refocus on what’s important and kick off year-end giving for nonprofits. After two days of shopping and eating, it’s the perfect foray into the “season of giving.”

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By chris

Charity Auctions: 9 Targeted Tips for Fundraising Success

Charity auctions can be some of the most lucrative events for nonprofit organizations, but they can also be some of the most difficult to plan.

Between soliciting auction items, booking an event space, recruiting a team of volunteers, and more, there are many logistics that nonprofits must consider when hosting an auction.

Luckily there are few tricks that will make the process run a little more smoothly and that will help you ensure your auction is a success!

The tips we’ll cover here are:

  1. Use auction software.
  2. Choose your items wisely.
  3. Recruit an experienced team of volunteers.
  4. Keep detailed records.
  5. Advertise your items.
  6. Make your items the star.
  7. Be strategic with the auction item order.
  8. Make bidding convenient.
  9. Gamify your auction.

Whether you’re hosting an auction as the kick-off to your capital campaign or making it a staple of your annual fund, these tips are sure to make all of that planning pay off!

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