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Engaging Millennials: Don’t Give Up on Your Email Marketing!

By Juliet Davenport, Nonprofit Ambassador at DonationMatch Do you remember being awed by the answering machine? (Does anyone still own one of those?) Or what about the cordless phone? Now it’s all about smartphones and iPads. Millennials (those born between 1981 and 2000) are all about digital, [...]
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Planning Tools Loved by Organized Auction Chairs

Guest blog post by Sherry Truhlar of Red Apple Auctions.  I thought about writing on this topic a few months ago and decided, “Nope. I need to save this topic until January.” The reason being is that January is the month that many stores — Home Depot, Walmart, Kmart, Target, Staples, The Container [...]

Three Steps to Turning New Guests into Big Bidders

[Sherry’s blog post from last year is just as worth sharing now. Here’s to your fundraising success! – Renee, Co-founder, DonationMatch] Courtesy of Sherry Truhlar,  Red Apple Auctions One of my clients held her school gala last month.  A few days prior, she asked how she could ensure that new [...]

Don’t Burn Out Your Volunteers

By Renee Zau, Co-founder, DonationMatch The inevitable happened. I suspected it was a possibility, but it still took me by surprise. “I just don’t think I have it in me.” Just like that, my son’s elementary school’s annual fundraiser was cancelled. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen a leading [...]

Don’t Be a Beggar

By Renee Zau, Co-founder, DonationMatch Often I hear volunteers say they dread finding prizes for fundraising auctions. I would feel that way, too, if I thought I was asking for a handout. But I’m not, and neither are you.  Every business you approach is being offered the chance to be promoted to [...]

In-kind Partnerships With Nonprofits, Part I

By Renee Zau, Co-founder, DonationMatch A question posed in a LinkedIn group made me reflect on how many (typically small) businesses don’t know how to use cause marketing, specifically in-kind (non-cash) marketing, to their advantage.  If you have a great product or service, one experience is all [...]
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The Savvy Behind Outrageously Profitable Fundraising Auctions is coming to San Diego!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! What better way to kick off our DonationMatch blog than to announce our  first local event!  In partnership with San Diego Association of Nonprofits, DonationMatch is honored to host Sherry Truhlar of Red Apple Auctions in beautiful San Diego on November 9th at 8:30 a.m. [...]
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