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Christmas Angels
Can you imagine being homeless at the holidays? I share this story in the spirit of the season and to say a special thanks for all those who care for shelter guests, or raise funds to make that care possible.

AFP Research did an interesting study that should bolster you for the new year.

What is Your “Free” Auctioneer Costing You?
By investing in a professional fundraising auctioneer, your revenue will be increased over and above your investment. Plus, you receive guidance and support for your staff and committee during the entire process.

Auction Fail: Blinded by the Light
Missing a donor’s attempt to bid during the Live Auction has many bad consequences, from losing money for your cause, to offending a donor who wants to give. That’s why at Live Auctions there are bid spotters in the audience who act as the eyes of the auctioneer.

Learn from Your Misteaks, Ahem, Mistakes...
You’ve spent lots of time and energy over the past eight months to host a fundraising event. Now that it is over you can relax and put the file away for a few months, right? Not so fast....

Silent Auction Announcements… Less is more
Use your announcements and your coveted guest’s attention wisely! Limit the talking, but have impact when you do.

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