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  • Accessible, Virtual And Successful

    Accessible, Virtual And Successful

    There are three words that we like to associate with our Perfect silent auction platform. They are as follows – (and as mentioned in the title) – accessible, virtual and successful. We even have an interesting graphic on the landing page where we see these three words substituted for one another. That’s because they’re important…

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  • Five Ways To Get Consignment Items For A Silent Auction

    Five Ways To Get Consignment Items For A Silent Auction

    Let’s talk about how people source the items that they want to show off in a silent auction setting. First of all, as we pointed out on the blog and elsewhere on the website, it’s important to have items that carry some value. It’s very hard to run a silent auction with extremely cheap items,…

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  • What You See On Our Sample Web Sites

    What You See On Our Sample Web Sites

    If you look back through the past blog posts, at least some of the more recent ones, we talked a lot about the actual features and resources on the site. We’ve gone over some of the basic utility of having this kind of help for an auction process. Today we can talk a little bit…

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  • Sample Web Sites

    Sample Web Sites

    What You See On Our Sample Web Sites If you look back through the past blog posts, at least some of the more recent ones, we talked a lot about the actual features and resources on the site. We’ve gone over some of the basic utility of having this kind of help for an auction…

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  • Real Time Reporting And More

    Real Time Reporting And More

    What if there was a new way to run an auction? What’s wrong with the old way? Well, for starters, some people find the auctioneer’s voice annoying. Beyond that, though, the traditional auction does not take advantage of the massive power of the Internet for crowdsourcing solutions. As our digital world becomes more involved, you…

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  • Why Choose A Benefit Online Auction Over A Live Event

    Why Choose A Benefit Online Auction Over A Live Event

    Benefit auctions are popular fundraising events for nonprofits and organizations looking to raise awareness and much-needed funds. While combining a live auction with a social event for a good cause can help an organization reach much-needed financial goals, online auctions offer significant advantages that provide a positive return on investment.  Nonprofit directors and program coordinators…

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  • Three Creative Fundraising Ideas

    Three Creative Fundraising Ideas

    Raising money for your organization can be difficult, especially when the economy is tight for everyone and people have only discretionary income. Discretionary income means that people have only enough extra to give to a small number of organizations rather than as many as they’d like.  When organizations and groups need to raise funds, they…

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  • Silent Auctions And Pictures

    Silent Auctions And Pictures

    Why is it important to have pictures with your silent auction items? Since these auctions are taking place online, people have to be able to see what they are buying. That is, in general, the philosophy behind many different types of e-commerce. Since there is no brick and mortar showroom where people can come in…

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  • How Hosting an Online Auction Is Beneficial For Your Nonprofit Organization

    How Hosting an Online Auction Is Beneficial For Your Nonprofit Organization

    Over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations are currently operating in the United States. One of the main things a nonprofit organization needs to survive is a steady flow of private donors. Every year, private donors provide nonprofit organizations with over $309 billion. If you run a nonprofit organization, your main goal should be finding new ways…

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  • Essential Components Of A Profitable Silent Auction

    Essential Components Of A Profitable Silent Auction

    Many organizations depend on fundraising to help them operate and reach their goals. However, organizing successful fundraising events can become hit or miss over time, especially when an organization is small and stretched thin.  A popular fundraising event for organizations of all sizes is a silent auction. Research, planning, and hard work are all necessary…

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