How to Raise Money for a Charity

We Streamlined Our Guest Management Tool. Again.

At Qtego, we’re always making changes to improve our tools and make your job easier. Our latest Guest Management tool improvements give you an even easier, faster way to keep your event running smoothly. Combined Ticketing and Registration information for your event. Our Guest Management tool includes both ticketing and registration information in one place. Need to [...]

When to Ask for Non-profit Auction Items

Whether you’re planning your fundraiser for January, June, or just before the winter holidays, the best possible time to ask for non-profit auction items is January. Why? Many businesses and organizations have a limited annual budget for donations. It pays to be the first to ask! When you reach out to ask for non-profit auction items in January, you [...]

How to Showcase Your Silent Auction Items for Maximum Results

Want to generate more donor interest and make your silent auction more profitable? The secret to a successful auction is hiding in plain sight: presentation.  Retailers know this by heart, but if you’re new to the idea, consider taking a shopping trip. Stores study how to display, group, and describe their merchandise to capture our interest and convince us [...]

How to Ramp Up Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Organizations of all types and sizes are finding that the crowdfunding phenomenon—compounding small donations across a wider pool of donors online for larger overall returns—helps them reach more donors and achieve better results. A quick internet search turns up dozens of crowdfunding options, but to maximize your campaign’s effectiveness, consider adding features and functionality that help deepen engagement with [...]

Why Qtego’s Mobile Bidding For Silent Auctions Delivers Better Results

Whether you’ve been using paper bidding, or haven’t quite been sold on mobile bidding for silent auctions yet, Qtego’s results will make you a believer. Our easy to use, fail-safe technology works with your guests’ phones. Qtego mobile bidding uses the alerts and functionality they’re already familiar with, making the event more fun. And because Qtego mobile bidding works [...]

How to Use Text Donations for Fundraising

According to national polls, most Americans text on a regular basis, and they also say they prefer texting to other types of communication. What does texting have to do with fundraising? More than you might think. Adding text-to-donate features to your fundraising plan expands your reach, increases your engagement, and improves your profits. Text-to-Donate Makes It Easier [...]

What Really Sells Items at Silent Charity Auctions?

You’ve planned your event, collected items to feature, and now it’s time to set up. What REALLY sells items at silent charity auctions? A lot of event components contribute to auction success, but if you have to focus on one thing, make it visual display. After seeing thousands of silent charity auctions around the country, we’ve noticed what works…and what [...]

How To Make VIP Donors Feel Special at Charity Auctions

Big donors can make or break charity auctions, so it pays to cultivate your best givers. Honoring sponsors and top donors at your event encourages these important supporters toward even greater generosity—and gives you the opportunity to thank them for their valuable contributions. Give the VIP Treatment Before and During the Event. Charity auctions rely on donations and [...]

Highlight Your Silent Auction Items With Better Visuals

Donors come to fundraisers ready to give. But how much they’ll bid for your silent auction items comes down to more than pure philanthropy. Qtego’s web-based platform gives your images outstanding visual impact—with custom sizing and more description options that get attention and inspire more bids.Flexible Image SizingIf you’ve tried to upload photos in another bidding platform, you might have [...]