Charity Auction Items

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 [...]

QView: Auction Fundraising Management-at-a-Glance

Auction fundraising events are fast-paced. How is check-in going? Are there silent auction items without any bids? Which donors are most active? What is our grand total? Wouldn’t it be nice to glance at your phone and get a real-time, detailed picture of your event in progress? We thought so, too. After doing thousands of events around the country [...]

Auction Fundraising On Your Terms: Simpler Inventory!

As your auction items start to come in, the work begins. You need a way to organize, input, and package each item—and that can be a big job! When it comes to auction fundraising with Qtego, you’re always in the driver’s seat. Your dashboard gives you control to select the level of service you need—and you always retain total [...]

Showcase Auction Fundraising Results With Awesome Executive Reporting

Qtego’s new Executive Reporting function makes generating a high-impact post-event presentation easier than ever before. With more colorful visuals and easy-to-understand overviews, Qtego Executive Reporting makes it simple to clearly communicate your success. FAST: Compile Auction Fundraising Reports in a Few Clicks Using the data generated throughout your auction fundraising event, your Qtego Dashboard sifts and analyzes information, [...]

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 [...]