Free Teleseminar: Fundraising by Mail with Sandy Rees

Posted on 24 August 2009

It took some arm twisting, but I managed to get Sandy Rees to agree to join me for a one hour teleseminar, just for Step by Step Fundraising readers.  — For Free! — You see, Sandy is one busy, in-demand gal. In addition to the 7 Essential Steps to Raising Money by Mail, the book […]

How to Get Auction Item Donations (Without Cold Calling!)

Posted on 23 July 2009

One of the most frequent questions related to auction fundraisers is how to get auction items donated.  In the audio seminar series Secrets of the Charity Auction Experts Karin Costa gave many great ideas for auction items. She also described in detail how to get those items donated.  This approach to getting items takes away […]

360 Degree Planning for Fundraising Events

Posted on 07 July 2009

In the audio seminar series Secrets of the Charity Auction Experts we provide a lot of tips and tools for planning successful live and silent auction fundraisers.  Of course these auctions happen in the context of a special event.  So in addition to getting auction items and such, there’s so much general event planning that […]

Get More Bids at Your Silent Auction with Wireless Electronic Bidding

Posted on 02 June 2009

What would happen if you could take the benefits of instant bidding and excitement of online auctions like eBay and apply them to a live event? That’s exactly what the wireless keypads from IML do. The portability of the devices mean that attendees can make bids on auction items from anywhere at the event.  They […]

A Successful Live Auction is Like a Circus

Posted on 27 May 2009

Have you ever thought about a live auction as being like a circus?  It’s true!  During the auction all eyes are focused on the stage to your ringmaster, the auctioneer.  Any great circus has many other performers to make the event a success.  Your auction also needs “ring people” to help the person on stage […]

Helping Others: Thank you for all you do

Posted on 23 October 2008

Listen to the audio version of this message: MP3 File A few weeks ago I asked Step by Step Fundraising newsletter readers to send in examples of their organization’s fundraising letters.  While I thought it would be interesting to see some of your letters, I had no idea what awaited me. My email box was […]

Fundraising Time Audio – Part 2

Posted on 16 September 2008

In the previous audio I talked about the first step of planning a year end campaign. Here’s the final part of this audio, where I elaborate on the 3 step process of planning your end of year fundraising campaign. Steps 2 and 3 are about planning and really maximizing you’re efforts. Actually, it’s maximizing your […]