Fundraising Ideas for Increased Profits

Marketing and PR for Fundraising Events

By Claire Murad | Feb 14, 2012

Marketing your event is a crucial part of increasing community participation and support. It is also a great way to get more patrons to your event.There are several ways that your committee members, your community, or your patrons can market your fundraiser without breaking your event budget.  For school auctions, pass out magnets for the parents…

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Create A Mission Video for Your Nonprofit

By Claire Murad | Oct 18, 2011

A mission video can tell your nonprofit’s story and help pull at the heart strings of your guests before the live auction begins.   This motivates them to open their wallets and give to your cause.  Mission videos can also be displayed on the website of your nonprofit as a PR video. Ronnie Meystedt, of Moving…

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Increase Bidding with a Theatrical Dessert Live Auction Item

By Claire Murad | Oct 9, 2011

We have a great idea for a delicious live auction item that will increase bidding at your next event. If you have a fabulous chef at your event, or can invite one to show off his skills, you can create a theatrical dessert live auction package.  We suggest you hold the live auction during dinner…

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Utilize the Hotel Venue for Your Event

By Claire Murad | Sep 18, 2011

At our recent seminar at the Anatole, Lynne Duncan shared more ideas about how to save money by utilizing a hotel for your venue. One idea she had was to contact other charity events that will be going on at the hotel during the week of your event.  Contact the other charities and ask them if…

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Fundraiser Decorations

Dessert Centerpieces: Deliciously Cost-effective

By Claire Murad | Sep 12, 2011

A dessert centerpiece is an elegant and cost-effective way to decorate event tables and cut the cost of expensive flower arrangements. In our Flip Flops and Lemon Drops Seminar, the Anatole Hotel provided a fabulous lunch and shared this idea with the over 150 attendees.  They displayed chocolate shooters in the middle of our tables…

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How to Set Your Event Apart and Hold a Successful Wine Pull

How To Get the Wine Donated for a Wine Pull

By Claire Murad | Jun 10, 2011

Holding a Wine Pull is a great additional revenue stream for your fundraising event.  (See our previous blog for the details of how to hold a successful wine pull) Use your imagination to help create fun ways to collect the wine for your wine pull!  The sky’s the limit! Wine Collecting Happy Hour: Ask a…

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How to Set Your Event Apart and Hold a Successful Wine Pull

How to Set Your Event Apart and Hold a Successful Wine Pull

By Claire Murad | Jun 10, 2011

A Wine Pull can add a fun element to your event and bring in extra money for your organization.   Many of you may have organized a wine pull for your event, or have participated by buying a chance to win a valuable bottle of wine at a charity fundraiser.  How can you organize this…

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A Birthday Party Auction Gala

A Birthday Party Auction Gala

By Claire Murad | May 2, 2011

Alzheimer’s Association of North Central Texas held their 10th Birthday Celebration Auction on Thursday night in Fort Worth.  Their theme created the opportunity to use relatively inexpensive fun decorations to make a festive impression on guests as they arrived for the event.   Birthday cake shaped piñata’s, balloon displays and brightly wrapped packages were the table…

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