In mid-March 2011, Google launched Google for Nonprofits. Once your group is approved (approvals take weeks to months), the free tools help you generate funds, streamline operations, generate awareness, and so forth. Caveat: I'd say Google for Nonprofits is one of those benefit auction technologies most appropriate for smaller nonprofits which are tech-friendly but resource strapped. If your nonprofit hasn't already invested in a robust benefit auction software program (which already handles
Here's a little known fact. When you add raffles, games, and other cool benefit auction ideas into a gala to make it more profitable, there's a good chance you'll also have to buy software. Activities add complexity. And without software, you'll create a "one hit wonder" event. Learn more in the video below.
What’s missing from the silent auction table in this photo?There are no bid sheets.We see three items and no bid sheets.In today's podcast, you'll hear about a new technology for your silent auction that allows it to "go digital" through the use of handheld bidding devices. There are a few companies offering this technology and each has its own approach. At this auction, guests were handed an electronic device (it was the size of a cell phone) when they registered. They carried it with them and
UPDATE: The telecourse mentioned has passed, but the content below is still valid. To keep abreast of future calls, subscribe to Benefit Auction Ideas. ++++++ What’s missing from the silent auction table in this photo? There are no bid sheets. You see four items and no bid sheets. Your silent auction can now “go digital” through the use of handheld bidding devices. There are a few companies offering this technology and each has its own approach. At this auction, guests were handed an
In your enthusiasm to grow your gala, you might decide to add in some activities to build your bottom line, like a raffle or a cash appeal.What many fail to understand is that these activities add complexity to a gala. It becomes much harder to track who gave what.Following up with these new donors is almost impossible, unless you're using benefit auction software.Unless you have a way to market to these donors again and again, your auction risks becoming a one-hit-wonder. You may or may not