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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...
BidPal Team
BidPal
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July 23, 2014
Why Host an Online Auction?
  It’s now easier than ever to host an online auction in your Giving Center with BidPal's Fundraising Suite.  You can have a standalone online auction, have a small set of items that will close online before your big event, or you can have pre-event bidding that rolls...
Stephanie Flint
Event Consultant
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July 17, 2014
Wine Wall: What it is and Why You Want One
What’s red, white, sweet or dry…and can help your proceeds grow very high? You guessed it:  Wine! Are you considering new and creative ideas to incorporate into your next fundraising gala? Well, I suggest you consider good ole’ made-at-your-local-vineyard wine. More and...
Gina Geter
Client Success Team Lead
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July 1, 2014
Drop It Like It's Hot!
Need a new fundraising idea? Do you host an annual golf tournament fundraiser? If you answered yes to both of these questions, consider the ingenious Golf Ball Drop, which is becoming increasingly popular at charitable fundraisers. I've been lucky enough to work with...
Jennifer Mendoza
Event Consultant