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November 13, 2014
BidPal Supports #GivingTuesday
#GivingTuesday has quickly become a dedicated day of giving across the world, held on December 2. It's a way to engage and encourage individuals, communities and organizations to give in whatever ways they can. Many nonprofits are benefiting from this global...
Margaret Buschman
Digital Marketing Specialist
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November 6, 2014
Beyond Event Night Part 2: Sell Items with No Bids
The goal of an auction is to sell all the packages, but occasionally there will be a few items that don't sell. What should you do with them? You can put them in a closet for next year. Or you can get them sold now! How? Utilize your Giving Center of course! As we...
Meredith Dockery
Event Consutlant
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October 23, 2014
Beyond Event Night: Use Giving Center to Increase Your...
Can you imagine walking into your event with bids already placed and proceeds starting from anything other than zero? Sounds like a dream come true, doesn't it? Well, your dream can come true just by putting together a BidPal Giving Center online fundraising...
Meredith Dockery
Event Consutlant
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October 16, 2014
Heads, I Win! Tails, You Win!
Tired of the same ol', same ol' when it comes to games and raffles at your event? Have you tried a game of Heads or Tails? If you haven't, here's how it works: Guests purchase an opportunity to participate. During the game, an announcer asks all Heads or...
Jennifer Mendoza
Event Consultant
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October 9, 2014
Keep your volunteers happy and coming back!
Most organizations focus their relationship building on donors and event attendees, which is understandable. These individuals donate items, purchase tickets, raise their paddles during the live auction, and make a recognizable financial impact on your organization. But...
Kate Dowrey
Event Consultant
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September 18, 2014
Everything's Bigger in Texas
As the old saying goes, "Everything's Bigger in Texas."  That proved to be absolutely true at two recent Houston-area events when two BidPal clients took their traditional hand-written "big boards" digital with the BidPal auction scoreboard! In a...
Jennifer Mendoza
Event Consultant
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September 5, 2014
School Fundraising from the Heart
When it comes to tugging at the heartstrings of school parents, who can resist their child's photo, a heartfelt speech by a former student, or a hand-written thank you note from the kindergarten class? No one. That's why it's important to utilize your biggest money...
Kate Dowrey
Event Consultant
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August 14, 2014
Less is More
  Lots of clients ask what the perfect number of packages is for their auction. While we generally recommend approximately one package per two guests, there isn't a hard, fast number. The one thing I always like to reiterate is that less is more. Sure, you want to have...
Kate Dowrey
Event Consultant
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August 7, 2014
Fuel Your School Online
We've got spirit, yes we do, we've got spirit, how about you?! Does your school sell spirit wear or other school branded items? Does your school need a stronger online presence? Do you find yourself drowning in paper order forms? If you answered yes to any or all...
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