Sponsorship vs Philanthropy

Sponsorship vs Philanthropy

  It can be confusing when a corporation turns down your invitation to purchase a table at your event for $10,000, but a month later, you see on the news that they gave another

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How much is a Reggie Rivers Autograph Worth?

How much is a Reggie Rivers Autograph Worth?

The Reggie Rivers autograph is an elusive (false), mysterious (false)and highly coveted (true) piece of sports memorabilia (true) that could easily become the foundation of your

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Fundraising for charity is a never-ending challenge

Fundraising for charity is a never-ending challenge

The pressure to raise money for your nonprofit charity never ends. When you do a great job during one event, you feel a great sense of accomplishment.

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Mining for INVISIBLE GOLD

Mining for INVISIBLE GOLD

You might think this is the strangest thing in the world, but a book titled "Going For Gold" is the inspiration for the unique paddle raiser strategy that we employ that has

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TAX REFORM

TAX REFORM

HOW WILL THE NEW TAX LAWS IMPACT NONPROFITS? There has been a lot of talk about the new tax reform, but exactly what will this mean for nonprofits?

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Thanking your donors is not enough -- you have to SHOW them the impact

Thanking your donors is not enough -- you have to SHOW them the impact

Have you ever heard of a group called "Charity:  water"? I only became aware of them two weeks ago when Hubspot (the online marketing company) mentioned them as a brilliant

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The Song Bird Sings No More

The Song Bird Sings No More

My speaking career traces its roots back to the late 1970s when I first started getting up to speak during Sunday School lessons at Savannah Baptist Church just outside of San

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Auction Fundraising Academy’s Staff Reflects on 2016

Auction Fundraising Academy’s Staff Reflects on 2016

We thought we’d close out the year on a high note by sharing with you a little bit about each of us here at Auction Fundraising Academy. We hope you enjoy getting to know a bit

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Our Favorite Auction Fundraising Blog Posts for 2016

Our Favorite Auction Fundraising Blog Posts for 2016

Oh yes, we've had a lot to say on the Auction Fundraising Academy blog this year. We've been sharing our tips, advice and knowledge so you can plan your next auction fundraising

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5 Ways to Show Your Volunteers Appreciation Before the End of the Year

5 Ways to Show Your Volunteers Appreciation Before the End of the Year

December is a time when a lot of nonprofits are winding down for the year. The annual fundraiser is behind them. Staff is wrapping up loose ends.  Everyone is ready for a much

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