On June 18, I flew to Fort Lauderdale, FL, picked up my rental car, and headed to the beach hotel where the Planet Philanthropy 2018 conference was being held. If you've not been, the conference is worth noting in your calendar. The well-organized event is the annual statewide conference presented by The Association of Fundraising Professionals Florida. This was the third year I was presenting, but the first year to be there with clients. Two Florida-based development directors had agreed
If you're auction chair needing an inspirational lift, this might help. I've undergone a lot of self-imposed personal transformation in my life. Though I'm hardly an expert in the subject, I've found it requires a lot of internal fortitude, self-confidence, and a darn near total disregard for what anyone else thinks or says about you to make changes. None of that is easy. That's why I think it's fabulous that Joyce Buford, a life coach in Tyler, TX, has a weekly live radio show focused
Having watched auction guest behavior at hundreds of benefit auctions, I can say with conviction that this color works like magic, drawing bidders in to have a closer look.Learn more about this mysterious hue in this week's podcast.Listen to the podcast below.
One of my Florida clients was tired of the traditional school auction catalog binding. They decided to try something that offered more glam.In this podcast, you'll learn what they liked and disliked about using a "ring" to hold the catalog together.Listen to the podcast below.
The majority of nonprofits invest in silent auction mobile bidding and online auction platforms with the hope that they'll raise more money. That's why I'm personally disappointed that so many vendors (the majority of them, as I record this podcast) do not include this "must-have" feature into their products. You simply can't raise as much money without it. Listen to the podcast below.