How to Inspire More Donations at Your Next Event

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Here are four strategies for opening the door to more donations at your next event: Auctions & Raffles: Auctions, games and raffles are a popular way to raise even more money at your fundraising event. The best raffles and auctions feature items that tie back to your cause or reflect your community’s unique interests. Mobile Donations: At your event, supporters will feel a strong connection to your cause and are often inspired to do more.

#FUNDRAISING: Maximizing Your Organization’s Return on Fundraising Events

Non Profit Marketing 360

After all, we all know about the golf tournaments, the silent auctions, the galas and the walk/run events. We’ve all worked with fundraising committees to make what seems like that 1,000th call for that 100 th silent auction item. label auction items. arrange auction items.

Silent Auction Guide: Solicitation Letter

The Biddery Blog

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. 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

Cool Ideas for Class Items for a School Auction

The Biddery Blog

If your school has a fundraising event with an auction, you may already ask classes to provide something to be auctioned. You can more easily ask a local business to donate when you have a theme that caters to them.

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Tips for a Running a Silent and Live Charity Auction

The Biddery Blog

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.

Credit Card Processing for a Fundraising Campaign

A Small Change

If your nonprofit is doing any kind of fundraising, there’s a good chance you may be considering processing donations and payments with credit and debit cards. You can even get setup to take recurring donations on a monthly basis from your core supporters.

10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

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Instead of gathering donations, runners pay an entry fee to compete in this charity run. Contact local businesses to sponsor t-shirts for entrants and donate items for the goody bags runners receive on the day of the race. Automobile raffle. Contact your local automobile dealer and ask them to either donate the vehicle or donate a portion of the vehicle’s cost. Charity auction. Add raffle items or a 50-50 raffle to raise even more money.

10 Cheap Fundraising Ideas for When Money is Tight

Fundraiser Ideas

The following are 10 cheap fundraising ideas for when money is tight: 50/50 raffle – This is one of the best cheap fundraising ideas, because the only cost to the organization is a roll of raffle tickets. Sell raffle tickets to donors and split the money evenly with the winner. Services auction – Your organization’s members could offer services that are then auctioned off to raise funds, in this cheap fundraising idea.

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10 Exciting Fundraising Ideas for Sports Teams

Fundraiser Ideas

Whoever is the fastest in each age group wins a prize donated by local merchants. Like a 50/50 raffle , the winner will take 50% of the proceeds and the charity will take 50% of the proceeds. White Elephant Raffle – Make your raffle more exciting with this fundraising idea for sports teams. Place raffle items in sealed bags or boxes, so donors don’t know for sure what is in each bag or box. Sports teams often have to raise money for a variety of reasons.

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10 Engaging Office Fundraising Ideas

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Day off raffle. Gift basket silent auction. Items can be purchased by the employees in the department and/or find local vendors to donate goods and services. Buy-your-boss raffle. Employees purchase raffle tickets and enter to have one of the company’s executives perform their job duties for the afternoon, while they sit back and relax. The average American worker spends 2,000 hours per year at the office.

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10 Fundraising Ideas for Schools You Can’t Afford to Miss

Fundraiser Ideas

With a restaurant fundraiser, the restaurant agrees to donate a specific percentage of sales from patrons who bring in a special school flyer. You can either set a fixed price per car or accept donations in exchange for washes. Have parents donate baked good such as cookies, cakes, muffins or brownies. Set up a hot dog stand at the entrance to a local grocery store (the store may even donate supplies to your sale), at a local festival or at a school sports event.

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Don’t Let Your Fundraising Be One-and-Done

Ann Green

Participating in giving days like #GivingTuesday or #GiveLocal 15 is okay ONLY if you spend just as much time on keeping these donors as you do getting them to donate in the first place. I recently attended an event that charged admission, had a silent and live auction, and held a raffle.

Why You Need a Fundraising Thermometer and Five Places You Can Get One for Free

Fundraiser Ideas

From traditional magazine sales and candy bars to basket raffles and office perks auctions, there are numerous fundraising ideas out there that are sure to meet your organization’s unique fundraising needs. 2) For past supporters of your charity, it can alert them to the new campaign, as well as encourage those who have already donated to donate a little more, especially as you near the top of your thermometer.

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Taming the Special Event Monster

Fundraising Coach

Monetization Look beyond simple ticket sales and auctions for event revenue streams. Be creative with fun raffle ideas, and never overlook the income-producing power of a Fund-A-Need. Your community is brimming with a surprising amount of freebies and in-kind donations.

[Guest Post] Special events: Make them worth the effort

Fundraising Coach

The cocktail party and dessert tasting (called “Milk & Cookies) had less than 100 couples but expenses were low (donated food, drinks and location) so the profit outweighed the time spent. Consider a high dollar raffle of 3 to 5 big items instead.

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Big Cause Marketing From a Small Business

Cause Related Marketing

Why not close the street block the store is on and hold some kind of 'beat the pro' contest with players from the Utah Jazz (the NBA team) or the Real Salt Lake (Major League Soccer team) for a small donation? Where’s the auction element? Where's the raffle?

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Selfish Giving

We add auctions and raffles to galas because the pump is primed. Add a coin canister , purchase-triggered donation OR an additional corporate partner to the mix! Speaking of purchase-triggered donations, Budweiser is supporting Folds of Honor with a new brew.

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#Interview: Marc Pitman, Owner of the “Fundraising Coach” Blog, Author, and Fundraising Consultant

Non Profit Marketing 360

You can sell a raffle ticket for only so much. You can sell an auction item for only so much. Marc A. Pitman writes the Fundraising Coach blog , in addition to writing books, giving seminars, engaging in social media and consulting with clients.

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Individual donors (note anyone who donates to your organization including their name(s), address, phone number, email address, their donations, etc.). Major donors (the donor to your organization who has amassed wealth who should be developed to give larger regular donations to your group). golf tournaments, balls, galas, raffles, auctions, etc.) Employers' matching donations 7. Donation envelopes in newsletters 9.