Online Auctions


12 Ways to Use Social Media to Market Your Fundraiser

Posted on 04 February 2010

Social media applications like blogs, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook can be useful tools to help you publicize, gain attendees and supporters for fundraisers such as benefit auctions. Not only are these tools free to use, but they enable you to relay short, constant reminders about your  fundraiser. Creating “something to write” can be overwhelming for [...]

Online Charity Auctions on the Upward Trend

Posted on 16 March 2009

Many nonprofits are looking for new and exciting ways to engage supporters during these tough economic times.   While direct donations to charity might be down, at the same time online shopping is up.  Amazon reported sales up by 18% last year.  More people than ever are now comfortable shopping online and may be looking for [...]

Online Auction Tools – A Review from Idealware

Posted on 31 July 2007

A few weeks ago I had a great discussion with Laura Quinn from Idealware, a website that reviews software applications for use by non profit organizations. In addition to interviewing me, she also spoke with several other consultants and non profit leaders about their experiences with online auction software such as cMarket and eBay. Her [...]

cMarket: The Leading Online Auction Platform for Non Profits

Posted on 26 July 2007

Has your organization considered taking its fundraising auction online? eBay is great for small auctions and those just looking to get their feet wet in the auction world, but cMarket offers a lot of advantages for groups who are serious about raising funds with online auctions. I first learned about cMarket over a year ago [...]

Charity Auctions – A Basic Primer

Posted on 10 July 2007

Many community and non profit agencies use auctions as a way to raise funds. This is a fundraising technique that has been used successfully for many years. Often live auctions are the center of attention for a special event. Silent auctions can be a natural add-on to other fundraising plans. And finally, online auctions have [...]

Keep A Child Alive Holds Charity Auction For First iPhone

Posted on 09 July 2007

Keep A Child Alive, a charity that gives anti-retroviral treatment to children with AIDS in Africa held an auction for the first iPhone, two Jawbone Bluetooth headsets, two round-trip plane tickets (domestic flights) and two V.I.P. passes to the Keep A Child Alive Black Ball. The Keep A Child Alive Black Ball will be held [...]

Volunteer Fire Department Sells Bugaboo Swamp Fire T-Shirts as Fund-raiser

Posted on 05 July 2007

In Georgia this spring, the fires destroyed more than half a million acres. In Fargo, Georgia on the Florida-Georgia line, the small volunteer fire department is selling t-shirts as a fund-raiser. The t-shirts are printed with “The Big Sweaty Bugaboo – Teamwork Is Not An Option, It’s A Lifestyle”. The Mayor Robbie Lee states that [...]