Fundraising Events


Here’s an easy charity auction tip: Use surveys, by Sherry Truhlar

Posted on 29 September 2011

When it comes to incorporating a simple auction idea into your fundraising gala, don’t forget about one of the easiest ways to get feedback from your charity auction: surveying your auction guests. I was reminded of this recently while listening to the radio. On a recent morning show, the DJ was asking his co-hosts and [...]

Raise More Money Selling Sponsorships, Not Tickets, by Amy Eisenstein

Posted on 08 September 2011

Greetings!  Today, I have another terrific guest article to share with you.  This time, author of 50 Asks in 50 Weeks and certified fundraising consultant Amy Eisenstein, (pictured at left) has been kind enough to share one of her recent blog posts with us. If you’ve never visited Amy’s site, TriPointFundraising, I highly suggest that you take a [...]

Will Your Non-Profit Hold a Raffle in 2011 or 2012? Read Raffle Secrets by Sandra Sims and Jim Berigan

Posted on 07 July 2011

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you certainly are aware of its founder, Sandra Sims. Sandra has written dozens of outstanding articles posted here and many high-quality e-books, which have helped non-profits all over the world earn more money. Jim Berigan has also written dozens of fundraising articles on this site, as [...]

Delivering the Goods: Use This Crafty Corporate Marketing Concept to Present Your Auction Gala Gift Bags, by Sherry Truhlar

Posted on 06 May 2011

I’d like to welcome Sherry Truhlar back to to Step By Step Fundraising! Sherry’s written a number of great articles for us on the topic of fundraising auctions, and she has a great site at Red Apple Auctions that you should definitely check out. She also has a FREE Auction Item Guide (listing the 100 [...]

Shrink those floral centerpieces at your benefit auction, by Sherry Truhlar

Posted on 11 April 2011

Once again, I’d like to welcome Sherry Truhlar to Step By Step Fundraising!  Sherry’s written a number of great articles for us on the topic of fundraising auctions, and she has a great site at Red Apple Auctions that you should definitely check out.  She also has a FREE Auction Item Guide (listing the 100 best-selling items to [...]

6 Ways to Increase Optimism about Fundraising at Your Non-profit

Posted on 06 April 2011

When you get involved with a major fundraising campaign, you’ll hear lots of clichés. Probably one of the most frequent clichés that you’ll hear is that the campaign is like a marathon. Pace yourself. Save some energy for the back half of the race. There’s wisdom and truth to that cliché, which is probably why [...]

Benefit auction ideas: The “correct” way to thank donors by Sherry Truhlar

Posted on 28 March 2011

Benefit auctioneer Sherry Truhlar’s entertaining stories and advice is often picked up by publications (e.g. Town & Country, The Washington Post Magazine, AUCTIONEER, The Eleusis, The Virginia Auctioneer) and television (e.g. E! Style, TLC) where she inspires and teaches volunteers how to hit new fundraising records in their auction galas. Enjoy her FREE Auction Item [...]