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April 17, 2014
Tips for Maintaining Ideal Event Flow - Part I
Whether your event is a seated dinner with a live auction or a cocktail party focused on mingling,every event should flow smoothly from beginning to end. Here are a few best practices to take into consideration during your auction planning to keep your next automated...
Stephanie Flint
Event Consultant
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April 10, 2014
Your Event Doors Are Closed but Your Giving Center Website...
BidPal's Giving Center event websites are a great way to promote your event--and they're also a great way to keep the party going after your event is over. With BidPal’s Fundraising Suite your Giving Center site remains open, giving you a wonderful opportunity to reach...
Stephanie Bristow
Marketing Communications Specialist
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April 3, 2014
Floating Cocktail Reception
Looking to have a more informal style gala? Floating cocktail style receptions, such as wine or food tastings, are a fun, informal way to get your guests together to raise money for your cause. In many cases, this is a less expensive option because much, if not all,...
Cameron Mahoney
BidPal Consultant
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March 27, 2014
Simplify Your Live Auction with BidPal
We often hear clients complain about managing their live auction separately from their silent auction, and sending guests home with multiple invoices when they were hoping for a seamless guest experience. It doesn't have to be this way! Use BidPal to simplify your live...
Jennifer Mendoza
Event Consultant
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March 20, 2014
Online Registration Looks Hard, but it Isn't
It happens almost every time: organizations begrudgingly decide to send out paper reply cards to their guest list even though they are strongly encouraging them to register for their event on their Giving Center site.  The Reason: to engage their less tech-savvy guests...
Jennifer Mendoza
Event Consultant
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March 13, 2014
Golf Like a Boss!
As the snow begins to melt, it's time to break out the golf clubs. Although golf events may not be a traditional way of raising money, it can be a very lucrative fundraising option. Here are a few tips to help you run a successful golf event. BidPal's Hybrid...
Cameron Mahoney
BidPal Consultant
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April 17, 2014
Tips for Maintaining Ideal Event Flow - Part I
Whether your event is a seated dinner with a live auction or a cocktail party focused on mingling,every event should flow smoothly from beginning to end. Here are a few best practices to take into consideration during your auction planning to keep your next automated...
Stephanie Flint
Event Consultant
ARTICLE
March 27, 2014
Simplify Your Live Auction with BidPal
We often hear clients complain about managing their live auction separately from their silent auction, and sending guests home with multiple invoices when they were hoping for a seamless guest experience. It doesn't have to be this way! Use BidPal to simplify your live...
Jennifer Mendoza
Event Consultant
ARTICLE
March 13, 2014
Golf Like a Boss!
As the snow begins to melt, it's time to break out the golf clubs. Although golf events may not be a traditional way of raising money, it can be a very lucrative fundraising option. Here are a few tips to help you run a successful golf event. BidPal's Hybrid...
Cameron Mahoney
BidPal Consultant
ARTICLE
March 6, 2014
Timing Is Everything
If the week leading up to a fundraising event is hectic, then event day itself can be described only as a blur. To help bring your event back into focus BidPal's staff offers silent auction event consulting with every event we manage. Here are a few tips for keeping for...
Stephanie Bristow
Marketing Communications Specialist
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February 13, 2014
Top Themes this Spring
We’ve browsed hundreds of customized BidPal Giving Center websites and, boy, were we impressed with your event themes! Here are the top themes for Spring 2014 events: Anchor’s Away Ahoy, mates! Nothing says spring like Spring Break. And nothing gives your attendees a...
Courtney Reifeis
Release Manager
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January 10, 2014
Promoting Your Online Marketplace
The modern day auction is no longer limited to cocktail hour. Today’s auction can start raising money well before event night with an online marketplace published weeks before the event. This helps organizations in two ways: it attracts remote bidders from just about...
Dawn Lego
Area Director
ARTICLE
March 27, 2014
Simplify Your Live Auction with BidPal
We often hear clients complain about managing their live auction separately from their silent auction, and sending guests home with multiple invoices when they were hoping for a seamless guest experience. It doesn't have to be this way! Use BidPal to simplify your live...
Jennifer Mendoza
Event Consultant
ARTICLE
March 13, 2014
Golf Like a Boss!
As the snow begins to melt, it's time to break out the golf clubs. Although golf events may not be a traditional way of raising money, it can be a very lucrative fundraising option. Here are a few tips to help you run a successful golf event. BidPal's Hybrid...
Cameron Mahoney
BidPal Consultant
ARTICLE
February 27, 2014
Are you using myBidPal Planner to the fullest?
BidPal's automated auctions have reduced many of the tedious auction planning tasks that event chairs face to just a few clicks of a button, so be sure that you are using myBidPal Planner to its fullest. After all, BidPal is here to make your auction fun and easy for...
Cameron Mahoney
BidPal Consultant
ARTICLE
February 20, 2014
How to Engage Your Guests in the Donation Appeal
When my clients ask when the best time to ask for donations is, my answer sometimes surprises them: before the live auction. A lot of times, organizations place their donation appeals, or "fund-a-needs," after the live auction so that guests who didn't win anything in...
Kate Dowrey
Event Consultant
ARTICLE
February 13, 2014
Top Themes this Spring
We’ve browsed hundreds of customized BidPal Giving Center websites and, boy, were we impressed with your event themes! Here are the top themes for Spring 2014 events: Anchor’s Away Ahoy, mates! Nothing says spring like Spring Break. And nothing gives your attendees a...
Courtney Reifeis
Release Manager
ARTICLE
February 7, 2014
How Do You Use BidPal Ticket Options?
Giving Center is BidPal's online fundraising website that acts as your personalized hub for your big event. It can be used by your guests for many reasons such as: to preview silent auction items, purchase raffle tickets, and even place bids for the silent auction. As...
Sheehan Hubbard
Event Consultant
ARTICLE
March 13, 2014
Golf Like a Boss!
As the snow begins to melt, it's time to break out the golf clubs. Although golf events may not be a traditional way of raising money, it can be a very lucrative fundraising option. Here are a few tips to help you run a successful golf event. BidPal's Hybrid...
Cameron Mahoney
BidPal Consultant
ARTICLE
March 6, 2014
Timing Is Everything
If the week leading up to a fundraising event is hectic, then event day itself can be described only as a blur. To help bring your event back into focus BidPal's staff offers silent auction event consulting with every event we manage. Here are a few tips for keeping for...
Stephanie Bristow
Marketing Communications Specialist
ARTICLE
November 11, 2013
A Raffle Ticket that Teaches too!
BidPal clients often ask how their guests will learn to use the BidPal mobile bidding device. Guests can always visit the BidPal Help Desk to receive personal assistance, but we like to say that our system has a one-bid learning curve--as soon as someone places a bid,...
Stephanie Flint
Event Consultant
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October 11, 2013
Kick the Contact Information Card Out of Registration
How many times have you attended a gala and waited in a long registration line, inching your way to the front, only to get there and be asked to fill out a lengthy contact information card? Ugh. Wouldn’t it have been nice if the organization had collected...
Cameron Mahoney
BidPal Consultant
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September 12, 2013
Be Cool To Your School—How to Plan the Perfect School...
Your theme is chosen, you’ve figured out how to get creative with your auction packages, you’ve got a great need to fund for your donation appeal, and you are engaging students, teachers and staff.  Now, let’s talk about a few last details to finish off the event....
Joe Duca
Client Success Manager
ARTICLE
September 5, 2013
Be Cool To Your School—How to Plan the Perfect School...
Your students aren’t just the reason you are having your fundraiser, they can also be a part of the fundraiser itself.  Students can be volunteers at the event, entertainers for the guests, planners to help promote your cause, and worker bees to help you put everything...
Joe Duca
Client Success Manager
ARTICLE
March 13, 2014
Golf Like a Boss!
As the snow begins to melt, it's time to break out the golf clubs. Although golf events may not be a traditional way of raising money, it can be a very lucrative fundraising option. Here are a few tips to help you run a successful golf event. BidPal's Hybrid...
Cameron Mahoney
BidPal Consultant
ARTICLE
March 6, 2014
Timing Is Everything
If the week leading up to a fundraising event is hectic, then event day itself can be described only as a blur. To help bring your event back into focus BidPal's staff offers silent auction event consulting with every event we manage. Here are a few tips for keeping for...
Stephanie Bristow
Marketing Communications Specialist
ARTICLE
February 7, 2014
How Do You Use BidPal Ticket Options?
Giving Center is BidPal's online fundraising website that acts as your personalized hub for your big event. It can be used by your guests for many reasons such as: to preview silent auction items, purchase raffle tickets, and even place bids for the silent auction. As...
Sheehan Hubbard
Event Consultant
ARTICLE
January 10, 2014
Promoting Your Online Marketplace
The modern day auction is no longer limited to cocktail hour. Today’s auction can start raising money well before event night with an online marketplace published weeks before the event. This helps organizations in two ways: it attracts remote bidders from just about...
Dawn Lego
Area Director
ARTICLE
December 17, 2013
Give New Meaning to the Season of Giving
Are you hosting a holiday themed party? Christmas trees, spiced drinks and auctions all make for a great holiday party. “Auctions?” you might say. Why not? Every party has the ability to become a great fundraiser. Below are a few fundraising ideas to give new meaning to...
Cameron Mahoney
BidPal Consultant
ARTICLE
December 4, 2013
Best Practices for BidPal's Giving Center
As event industry experts we attend thousands of events each year throughout the country, which enables us to observe fundraising trends. One that has taken a strong foothold is the extension of the fundraising cycle through online fundraising websites.  BidPal's Giving...
Melissa Merriam
Area Director
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April 17, 2014
Tips for Maintaining Ideal Event Flow - Part I
Whether your event is a seated dinner with a live auction or a cocktail party focused on mingling,every event should flow smoothly from beginning to end. Here are a few best practices to take into consideration during your auction planning to keep your next automated...
Stephanie Flint
Event Consultant
ARTICLE
March 13, 2014
Golf Like a Boss!
As the snow begins to melt, it's time to break out the golf clubs. Although golf events may not be a traditional way of raising money, it can be a very lucrative fundraising option. Here are a few tips to help you run a successful golf event. BidPal's Hybrid...
Cameron Mahoney
BidPal Consultant
ARTICLE
March 6, 2014
Timing Is Everything
If the week leading up to a fundraising event is hectic, then event day itself can be described only as a blur. To help bring your event back into focus BidPal's staff offers silent auction event consulting with every event we manage. Here are a few tips for keeping for...
Stephanie Bristow
Marketing Communications Specialist
ARTICLE
February 27, 2014
Are you using myBidPal Planner to the fullest?
BidPal's automated auctions have reduced many of the tedious auction planning tasks that event chairs face to just a few clicks of a button, so be sure that you are using myBidPal Planner to its fullest. After all, BidPal is here to make your auction fun and easy for...
Cameron Mahoney
BidPal Consultant
ARTICLE
February 20, 2014
How to Engage Your Guests in the Donation Appeal
When my clients ask when the best time to ask for donations is, my answer sometimes surprises them: before the live auction. A lot of times, organizations place their donation appeals, or "fund-a-needs," after the live auction so that guests who didn't win anything in...
Kate Dowrey
Event Consultant
ARTICLE
February 13, 2014
Top Themes this Spring
We’ve browsed hundreds of customized BidPal Giving Center websites and, boy, were we impressed with your event themes! Here are the top themes for Spring 2014 events: Anchor’s Away Ahoy, mates! Nothing says spring like Spring Break. And nothing gives your attendees a...
Courtney Reifeis
Release Manager
ARTICLE
March 13, 2014
Golf Like a Boss!
As the snow begins to melt, it's time to break out the golf clubs. Although golf events may not be a traditional way of raising money, it can be a very lucrative fundraising option. Here are a few tips to help you run a successful golf event. BidPal's Hybrid...
Cameron Mahoney
BidPal Consultant
ARTICLE
February 20, 2014
How to Engage Your Guests in the Donation Appeal
When my clients ask when the best time to ask for donations is, my answer sometimes surprises them: before the live auction. A lot of times, organizations place their donation appeals, or "fund-a-needs," after the live auction so that guests who didn't win anything in...
Kate Dowrey
Event Consultant
ARTICLE
October 31, 2013
A smart idea for theater-style auctions
Will your live auction or donation appeal take place in a theater? If so, there are some special considerations that must go into your auction planning for this type of venue. One of the issues I hear most often from guests is how distracting it is when other guests get...
Cameron Mahoney
BidPal Consultant
ARTICLE
October 3, 2013
Bring in More Cash with a Table Dash
Anyone with party planning experience would probably agree: feeding your guests is critical to keeping them entertained.  The same goes for fundraising galas.  Many times, guests are paying a high ticket price for a great meal, libations and good company.  And that's...
Jennifer Mendoza
Event Consultant
ARTICLE
September 12, 2013
Be Cool To Your School—How to Plan the Perfect School...
Your theme is chosen, you’ve figured out how to get creative with your auction packages, you’ve got a great need to fund for your donation appeal, and you are engaging students, teachers and staff.  Now, let’s talk about a few last details to finish off the event....
Joe Duca
Client Success Manager
ARTICLE
September 5, 2013
Be Cool To Your School—How to Plan the Perfect School...
Your students aren’t just the reason you are having your fundraiser, they can also be a part of the fundraiser itself.  Students can be volunteers at the event, entertainers for the guests, planners to help promote your cause, and worker bees to help you put everything...
Joe Duca
Client Success Manager
ARTICLE
March 13, 2014
Golf Like a Boss!
As the snow begins to melt, it's time to break out the golf clubs. Although golf events may not be a traditional way of raising money, it can be a very lucrative fundraising option. Here are a few tips to help you run a successful golf event. BidPal's Hybrid...
Cameron Mahoney
BidPal Consultant
ARTICLE
February 7, 2014
How Do You Use BidPal Ticket Options?
Giving Center is BidPal's online fundraising website that acts as your personalized hub for your big event. It can be used by your guests for many reasons such as: to preview silent auction items, purchase raffle tickets, and even place bids for the silent auction. As...
Sheehan Hubbard
Event Consultant
ARTICLE
October 17, 2013
Add Fun with Fixed Price Items
Want to add something fun to your event that raises additional proceeds? Feature interesting fixed price items to your next auction. Fixed price items can easily be sold through the BidPal mobile bidding device and they’re a great way to add a memorable touch. Here are...
Emily Hansen
Event Consultant
ARTICLE
September 26, 2013
Optimal Volunteers: Quantity and Quality
Some organizations worry that they won’t find enough volunteers to flawlessly staff their event. Although more volunteers is generally better than less, the quality of your volunteers is equally important. Not sure where to look for volunteers or what to look for? Here...
Stephanie Bristow
Marketing Communications Specialist
ARTICLE
September 12, 2013
Be Cool To Your School—How to Plan the Perfect School...
Your theme is chosen, you’ve figured out how to get creative with your auction packages, you’ve got a great need to fund for your donation appeal, and you are engaging students, teachers and staff.  Now, let’s talk about a few last details to finish off the event....
Joe Duca
Client Success Manager
ARTICLE
September 5, 2013
Be Cool To Your School—How to Plan the Perfect School...
Your students aren’t just the reason you are having your fundraiser, they can also be a part of the fundraiser itself.  Students can be volunteers at the event, entertainers for the guests, planners to help promote your cause, and worker bees to help you put everything...
Joe Duca
Client Success Manager