Category: Events

Fundraising Events made easy

Auction Donation Email Template

No need to recreate the wheel from year to year. Follow up with companies that have supported your organization from previous years. Tips for Great Emails To Request Donations for your Auction: Keep it Short Highlight ways you will be marketing their company Why should they donate to your organization again? How did their item…
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Email Invitation for your Event

Many organizations ask us for advice on sending emails to Sponsors and Ticket purchasers. Below is a template for an Initial Email we recommend sending out to previous years’ Sponsors and Ticket Purchasers. Tips for Great Emails: Keep it Short Highlight what Sponsor/Ticket Purchaser will receive Show examples of how each Sponsor will be recognized…
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Optimize Check Out for your next Gala or Auction Event

While Check In can be a focus to get people in the door, Check Out is just as important. Here are some key points to enhance Check Out for your next event: Preparation is the Key to a Successful Event. If you have received the majority of your Guest Names and Emails prior to event…
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Pre-event day checklist with ATX Giving

When you partner with ATX Giving, we ask each organization to provide the following to ensure a succesful event: 1 – One 6 Foot Table for every 200 guests (Ex. For 400 people, we need 2 tables) 2 – One Table for Bid Cards (preferably located behind Check In Table (s)) 3 – Table Cloths…
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What do you get when you partner with ATX Giving?

With so many new committee members and staff turnover from year to year, we wanted to create a system that was easy to adopt. With ATX Giving, there is no need to learn a new system for your auction event as we wanted to come up with a simple solution to partner with your organization.…
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2019 Event Fundraising Trends

We took data from 11 organizations we worked with in the Fall 2018 to figure out how much each organization on average raised in Silent Auction, Live Auction and Fund A Need along with percentages of total Gross Amount Raised to find out some of the latest trends from our fundraising events. Based on data…
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Increase Ticket Sales with Social Media

We know creating an Event Ticket page isn’t enough, so, you need a good marketing strategy to get the word out.  A local organization in Austin, TX utilized HelloFund for their annual event in August 2018 and here is what we learned from their Social Media Presence. Prior to marketing, do the following: Update Facebook…
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Event Timeline and Best Practices

When planning an event, it helps to have an event timeline to help keep you and your team accountable for completing tasks throughout the months leading up to your event.  Below is a great event timeline to think about for your next fundraiser or auction. EVENT TIMELINE 9 to 12 Months Out Secure Venue Secure…
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How many volunteers do we need for our event?

Putting on an event can be a lot of work!  I like to think of it as prepping for a Wedding and how many pieces need to be put in place to make it a successful event.  The below information is based on a 400 person event, and, primarily focuses on the auction component along…
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3 ways to raise funds for your campaign

Make it Mobile-Friendly.  Having both an online and mobile responsive design is important to capture donations from all types of users. Make it Simple. If you have a long and complicated form, 60% of donors will leave before making a donation. Brand It. Branding your online donation forms is a great way to establish trust,…
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