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July 2, 2019

How to Maximize Your Auction Fundraiser

This article is sponsored by Auctria. Auction fundraisers are a proven instrument to blow away your fundraising goals. If you haven’t considered an auction for fundraising, learn how to choose a type of auction and demystify the process. For those who have hosted an auction fundraiser, we share some master tips to bring it up a notch. Auction fundraising advice to crush the fundraising goals: Auction types Finding auction items Post-auction benefaction Sharing the basic […]
July 2, 2019

5 Steps for Dealing With Problem Employees

We know the struggle all too well. You feel like you’re talking to a wall and nothing is getting through, and any attempt to engage and inspire seems to fall flat. At some point, we all have to deal with problem employees: people who are just plain difficult. But it’s not the end of the world. When you find yourself frustrated and angry with an employee, it can be easy to throw away hopes of […]
July 2, 2019

The Benefits of a Truly Connected Office

This article is sponsored by the Blackbaud Institute. Year after year, professionals in the sector keep coming back to that dreaded word: “silos.” We see countless articles about how barriers in communication diminish organizational effectiveness, and, just as crucially, how they inhibit constituent engagement. Outdated organizational models that segment departments into their own distinct areas and with their own distinct messaging leave constituents confused and even less connected than before they first engaged. As supporters […]
June 11, 2019
Ice Bucket Challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge – What’s The Fundraising Lesson? – Tracy Ebarb

This week, the creators of the Ice Bucket Challenge, Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, (both of whom have ALS) launched a NEW campaign called Challenge Me, which encourages people to challenge themselves to take whatever steps necessary to eradicate Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Their last initiative was meteoric and raised $115 million dollars in only 12 months up from $32,000 the year before! What’s the fundraising lesson? Trust me the Ice Bucket Challenge is NOT […]