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Silent Auctions are Dead! Or are you just looking in the wrong part of the wallet?

February 22, 2017 By Jeff Porter

We power a ton of silent auctions in a year....  ranging from high end multi-day events to small art auctions (and everything in between).   

So obviously we don't believe they are dead... I recently had someone reach out to us to discuss using Handbid for their upcoming event.  We handle a lot...



No More Chicken and Rice! Five Creative Ways to Liven Up Your Fundraising Events!

February 09, 2017 By Tracy Weise

So you are planning another fundraising event but hoping to liven things up a bit.  Are you (and your guests) tired of the same old setup? The hotel ballroom with chicken or beef  plated dinner, the emotional video and subsequent appeal, followed by a live auction which more than half the...



Silent Auction Tips from the Trenches: Tip 7 - Use Technology

January 25, 2017 By Jeff Porter

Over the past several weeks we have covered Silent Auction Tips ranging from how you setup your auction area, handle issues at your auction event , to how you describe your silent auction items. If you have not reviewed all of these tips, we suggest you go back and read through them starting...



Diana Duplantier tells a story of triumph over resistance...Handbid Heroes Part 3

January 20, 2017 By DIANA DUPLANTIER

 Hi Everyone! I haven't contributed to this Blog in a while, but I was inspired to share this story with you! Throughout the year, we run into people who truly make us smile -- people who exemplify what we are all about. Ironically, most of them are our customers! So I am going to jump in here...



Silent Auction Tips from the Trenches - Part 6 - Promoting your Event

January 04, 2017 By Jeff Porter

Happy New Year! While theoretically very little (except for dates and financial statements) change, we like to use the excuse of a new year to make other changes in our lives and work.

So, why not continue with our series on Silent Auction tips from the trenches with one more tip that can make...



HANDBID TEAMING UP WITH MEIGRAY AUCTIONS

December 14, 2016 By Tracy Weise

December 14, 2016



Silent Auction Tips from the Trenches - Part 5 - Names, Photos & Descriptions Matter

December 08, 2016 By Jeff Porter

In our last post, we left the world of "auction tactics" for some "non-tactical" advice on how to manage potential issues at your auction event. This week, we are going to switch back to more specific auction tips; specifically regarding item name, photo and descriptions.



Silent Auction Tips from the Trenches...Tip 4 - Handling issues

November 29, 2016 By Jeff Porter

We hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday and are refreshed. If you are stressed, well then this next tip may be timely advice.

Look... fundraising is hard work and you should be commended for jumping in and taking on this responsibility. However, it doesn't need to be nearly that...



HANDBID TEAMING UP WITH MATTINGLY CHARITIES TO BENEFIT MATTINGLY RBI FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

November 23, 2016 By Tracy Weise

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Silent Auction Tips from the Trenches - Part 3: Pre-Bidding

November 17, 2016 By Tracy Weise

As we continue with our silent auction tips direct from our, “in the trenches” experiences, we wanted to talk about one tip that is often overlooked - largely because it requires a bit more planning and preparation:  PreBidding. 

In a lot of ways, pre-bidding is a lot like early voting in an...



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