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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 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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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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November 15, 2013
Make Your Event Pop!
You want your event to be fun. You want your guests to come back next year. Why not spice it up with a game they'll be sure to remember? The Liz Logelin Foundation in Minneapolis has been using a “Balloon Pop” game to generate big bucks in their silent auction. The...
Alexis Lehman