An interesting report was released a few months ago examining male and female giving patterns. I was eager to read it, hoping it might point to some new ideas in who should be on the guest lists for our benefit auctions. Here's the background. In October 2010, The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University released its first report called "Women Give 2010." It reported differences in giving to charity between male and female single-headed households across income levels. (Remember, this
Last week I read an article about an Idaho athletic booster fundraiser that had experienced a controversy. The bad news filtered into their annual auction. In this podcast learn how to have a profitable event, even when a hullabaloo darkens your door.Listen to the podcast below.
Last week across the newswire, I read an article about an Idaho athletic booster auction fundraiser that was small in size, but not by design: Blackfoot Broncos Annual Fundraiser Attendance Falls. The school's Booster Club, located in Blackfoot, ID (population ~11,000) was raising money for athletic programs. The booster auction usually brings in several thousand dollars. The Booster Club President suggests that the economy is to blame for the lower attendance and fewer donations, but a
Most of our fundraising auctions have a median age of ... well, let's just say it's not 25. If you want to attract a younger demographic, watch the video for ideas on how to incorporate younger professionals into your guest count. Watch the video below.
Many of your silent auction guests will be nearing or over the age of 40. To accommodate their needs, show them you care by following these three silent auction ideas.Listen to the podcast below.