Diamond Divorce Charity Auction

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The thought of advertising a Diamond Divorce Charity Auction is tricky and could be considered uncouth. If a charity could create a request for diamond rings in a tongue-in-cheek way, I think it could be successful not only in raising funds but awareness.

The ABCs of Effective Charity Auctions on eBay

Cause Related Marketing

Maximizing Charity Auctions on eBayMore than 40 celebrities signed 'Matt,' the paper mannequin training aid used to demonstrate Philips Electronics' automated external defibrillators at the Sundance Film Festival in January.Philips donated $500 to the American Heart Association for each celebrity who signed Matt, up to maximum of $20,000. Tags: Eric Gazin Auction Cause eBay charity auctions Sundance Film Festival Britney Spears' hair Philips Electronics

A Date with Scarlett Johansson Charity Auction

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Auction Cause in Los Angeles, known for celebrity charity fund raising, has a unique experience for auction on eBay. She is having a charity auction on ebay with Oxfam America. If you win the auction you will be her date at the highly anticipated premiere of Iron Man 2. Very rare auctions like these go for a lot, up to $15,000 and above, so expect to pay a nice sum.all going to Oxfam America , a fantastic organization that fights poverty and hunger.

Charity Auctions - Items Donated Versus Consignment

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There are many choices when deciding what items to sell at a charity auction for silent and live items. Many auctions use items that are donated by volunteers and members of the nonprofit organization and hopefully, items are also donated from local businesses. However, some charities choose to offer high-valued consignment items to sell at their benefit auction. Kevin Rutter, president of Hot Auctioneering [link]. silent auction ideas

Charity Fashion Show

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A charity fashion show requires a good amount of planning, but it can also raise a lot of money. Much of what follows is geared towards student groups that seek to plan a charity fashion show, but the information contained in this post can easily be adapted to suit other groups.

Bridal fashion show and auction benefiting local charity

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The Red Shoe , a charity founded by Chiara Robinson and Jessica Rojas is hosting their first annual ‘Bridal Soiree’ this Saturday in Palm Beach Gardens. Come and enjoy a FREE fashion show and charity auction fundraiser where people can bid on wedding gowns priced to $6,000.

Road to the Red Carpet Silent Auction Gala

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Throughout the evening guests will have the opportunity to practice their best celebrity poses at one of the glamorous photo ops as well as peruse one-of-a-kind raffle and silent auction items. event ideas charity auction news

Silent Auction Bid Sheets for Your Non Profit Fundraiser

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Do you need silent auction bid sheet for your event? Create your own silent auction bid sheets with our list of FREE silent auction bid sheet templates specifically for non profit charity fundraising auctions. Silent Auction Bid Sheet from Microsoft Silent Auction Bid Sheets & Live Auction Bid Sheet - golf tournament charity fundraisers 2009 CVIDS Silent Auction Bid Sheet pdf 2009 Silent Auction Bid Sheet pdf Auction Bid Sheet Template.

Charity Gala Gallery - 2011 Spring Auction Decor Ideas & Inspiration

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Spring pink charity fundraising decor. Fire & Ice Gala Peach blossoms bloom indoors at this charity auction, creating a spring Japanese playground of pink. Falling lit bulbs bring a whimsical aura to an otherwise ordinary ballroom. Decor by Philip Baloun Like an icicle palace, the dramatic ceiling fixtures and ice blue frosting s imple white tables and chairs.

Tips for a Running a Silent and Live Charity Auction

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Tips for a Running a Silent and Live Charity Auction Choose the right date for your silent and/or live auction Choosing the right date for your auction is critical. Most auctions are held in either the spring or the fall. Fall is normally considered the best time of year to hold an auction because many of your guests are beginning to get into the holiday shopping mood and may find that what you have to offer is on their shopping list.

Go Team Go! Live Auction Action!

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During a live auction in San Diego, the bidding got going with the help of a couple board members and their daughters. Splendidly dressed, they stood near the stage as the auctioneer worked the crowd. The first few bids would get appreciative claps from the charity's unofficial cheer team. Ideas: Ask your local beauty pageant winners to act as goodwill ambassador greeters during guest arrivals and to accompany the auctioneer as your charity cheer team.

10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

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When your charitable cause needs large amounts of money, charity fundraising events can be your best option. The following are 10 charity fundraising events that, if implemented correctly, are sure to raise large amounts of money for your organization: Charity walk. Big name charities, like the American Cancer Society, use charity walks as one of their primary charity fundraising events. Charity 5K. Charity concert. Charity dinner.

Wristbands for your Fund Raiser Charity Event?

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Help control entry into your charity event with Wristbands Express. Tags: Event Ideas Auction Supplies They have everything from the papery tyvek to plastic duraband wristbands. Your non profit can customize text, color, design and more.

Silent Auction Guide: Solicitation Letter

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Develop a sexy solicitation letter to request a donation for your auction/raffle. Companies will more likely donate to charities that can provide visibility for their business. The Biddery offers guaranteed solicitation services for charities. Historically, best selling items based on the Biddery Travel Dining Beauty Products and Services Personalized Items or Offers from Board Members (or students if having a school auction

Celebrity Charity Highlight: The Whitney Museum Gala

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2009 Bras for a Cause Gala and Silent Auction

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The one-of-a-kind bras decorated for the 2009 Bras for the Cause Gala and Charity Auction will be on display for public viewing in West Des Moines. Since 2007, Bras for the Cause Gala and Auction has raised more than $600,000.

What Can You Donate to a Charity Auction with a Limited Budget?

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"I've been asked to provide something for a silent auction. What should I give? I don't have much money." The items that sell well are gift cards: to a nice restaurant, a retailer like Nordstrom or a spa service. With the gift card, create an inexpensive theme to spice up your donation and drive up the bids. Italian restaurant gift card - wine glasses and green, white and red wrapping Sushi restaurant gift card - chop sticks or a little sake set.

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Resource Roundup: Endowments, Auctions, Museum of Fundraising, etc.

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Online Auctions Raise Big Bucks for Charity. How Should Charities Use Social Networks ? The Chronicle of Philanthropy asks Are You Prepared for a Long Recession? The Chronicle also has advice on Starting and Building an Endowment. Going once! Going Twice!

Eva Longoria - Charity Chic at Annual El Sueno De Esperanza benefit gala

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She’s always been known for her charity work, and last night (September 10) Eva Longoria was spotted attending the Padres Contra El Cancer’s 9th Annual El Sueno De Esperanza benefit gala. Article Pictures Eva Longoria - Charity Chic benefit gala.

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One (Bronx) Cheer for Philanthropist Kim Kardashian

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Fox News reports that reality star Kim Kardashian is pocketing 90 percent of the money raised from her eBay Giving Works auctions. The auctions ostensibly benefit the Dream Foundation, which grants wishes to terminally-ill adults. All with the gloss of charity.

Barbara Streisand is putting more than 400 personal items up for auction to benefit her foundation

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Barbra Streisand is putting more than 400 personal items on the auction block to benefit her charity. What good does it do in storage?" the 67-year-old Oscar winner said. Let someone else enjoy it. These things, they're not forever.

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Lounge on the Links Charity Event

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A rather heated live auction raised thousands for the Wounded Warriors Project, the Ken Griffey Jr. Family Foundation and the Pace Center for Women. Read more at Sweet! Blog Cupcakes and cocktails for a cause at Blue Martini

Taylor Swift Still Kind & Loving After Kanye's Diss

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Project ZAMBI Celebrity Charity Auction will benefit orphaned children who lost their parents to AIDS in Africa and other parts of the world. The elephant will be auctioned online on October 5th – October 15th. See Online Auction.

Charity Highlight: March of Dimes Blue Jean Ball

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Bid on sports memorabilia, golf trips, scotch and more in the silent or live auctions, listen to the live band or shake hands with Royals catcher John Buck and his family, this year’s Blue Jean Ball Ambassadors. Tags: Event Themes Charity Highlight It’s a not-so formal event! What a fun idea from March of Dimes in Idaho. Sometimes you want the glitz and glamour of a black tie event, but other times all you want to do is put on some jeans and kick back.

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Megan Fox - Celebrity Bartender for a Good Cause

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The Transformers beauty hopped behind the bar at Sonny McLean's Irish Pub in Santa Monica, California, on October 2 to benefit the charity Team Stacie. The Biddery Blog: How to get a celebrity sponsor for your charity.

iphone Publicity Stunt Raises Money for Charity

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The press and people "reading" it were interested in the iphone story and the social networking trend, not the charity's work.

How to get a celebrity sponsor for your charity

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The reason charities obtain celebrity sponsorship is because of the publicity value with corporate sponsors, media and your membership. When introducing a non profit to a corporate sponsor, the question of celebrity involvement always comes up.

Riding the Pop Culture Hype - More Charity Event Themes

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Use current trends to generate hype and press coverage for your gala or fundraising auction. Don't underestimate the value of pop culture!

Humane Society's 5th Annual "Mardi Paws" Fundraiser

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The event will spotlight wines from around the world accompanied by appetizers, coffee, live music, dancing and a silent auction. charity auction news

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Decor & Theme Ideas for Your Next Charity Event

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During the silent auction and reception, actors dressed in familiar literary characters such as Sherlock Holmes, Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter, mingled with guests. Working in Los Angeles I've seen some outrageous events, but also unique and memorable ones.

Regifting is Good!

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

MissionFish is an official nonprofit partner of eBay and makes it easy for both organizations and individuals to set up charity fundraising auctions online. Nonprofits can register on the site and either run their own auctions, or have their supporters auction items for their benefit. Individuals who have items they want to sell can search for a cause by name, type, or topic, and select a beneficiary for their personal auctions.

Forbes: Hollywood's Most Influential Celebrity Activists

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Charities have long relied on boldfacers to help promote their causes. Controversial celebrities exploit charity work as a way to buff up an image, or perhaps even for tax purposes. But these days, stars are committing far more than a donation and cameo appearances at annual charity galas as part of their philanthropic work. Tags: Fundraising Tips celebrity charity auction

50-50 Raffle

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A cake auction. A silent auction fundraiser. A charity rummage sale. A charity speaker series. Creative Fundraising Ideas: Cake Auction. Tags: Charity Fundraising Christian Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas Fundraiser Ideas Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Ideas for Non Profit Organizations Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising Sports Fundraising

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Reader Questions: Snow White and the 7 Faces of Philanthropy

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On 08/24/2012 09:01 PM, Queen B wrote: I would love more information on raising money through events (NOT auctions), planned giving, and I have not even the foggiest notion what the seven faces of philanthropy are. Snow White by 12×07 on Deviantart.com.

Credit Card Processing for a Fundraising Campaign

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This will allow you to: accept online donations, process registrations and ticket sales on your fundraising website, and sell more products, auction items, or raffle tickets at your fundraising event. This is much easier than sending an invoice and collecting payments after the auction closes.

10 Cheap Fundraising Ideas for When Money is Tight

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Services auction – Your organization’s members could offer services that are then auctioned off to raise funds, in this cheap fundraising idea. Gather these items together and host a huge charity garage sale! Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Easy Fundraising Free Fundraising Ideas High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising Sports Fundraising

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Do you want to get your nonprofit mass media attention?

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So if your environmental charity is having a workshop for businesses on how to cut waste, save money and help the environment, say it here. Even if you’re having a gala or auction event, your newspaper probably has a section where famous people get their pictures taken at parties.

The Top 9 Unique Fundraising Ideas

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Crazy cake auction. Auction the cakes in your local community. Charity Fundraising Church Fundraising College Fundraising Creative Fundraising Ideas Easy Fundraising Fun Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Events Fundraising Ideas for Kids High School Fundraising Ideas Non Profit Fundraising PTA Fundraising Quick Fundraising Ideas School Fundraising Sports FundraisingRaising money for a great cause isn’t necessarily hard; raising large amounts of money is, however.

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3 Quick Tips to Maximize Your Fundraising Efforts

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You can also respond to them with updates about how they can continue to further your cause through donations, online auctions, volunteering, or simply spreading the word. Another option is to sell items online as part of a nonprofit auction.

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Second Chance Prom

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This is because your event will last longer than a standard fundraising dinner; it will be a lot more fun than a standard fundraising dinner with a silent auction ; and you can even offer dinner as part of the event. This is a particularly fun fundraising idea.

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