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October 20, 2017 We Are SUPER Excited!!!

C King Benefit Auctions is the proud recipient of the Etowah Small Business of the Year’s ESBY Award in the Minority/Woman-Owned category. Thank you to everyone who voted for us! It’s an incredible honor to be recognized for the work we do to help nonprofits fund their missions. We are celebrating 10 years of service…

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October 13, 2017 Vacation Here I Come!!!

I am writing this blog in advance of it’s posting.  As you read this, I am somewhere out on the Mediterranean on a cruise ship, cruising the Greek Isles on Royal Caribbean. You see, a lifelong friend of mine, Hannes Combest and I agreed 7 years ago that we were going to travel internationally every…

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October 6, 2017 Five Resources to Find Volunteers for Your Event

We recently heard “We don’t have a very big volunteer base” from one of our clients.  We were discussing their upcoming event and it saddened me to hear that. This nonprofit staff member was pretty much a one-woman show and it was obvious that she felt as though she were on an island by herself….

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September 29, 2017 We’re Moving!

Along with these cooling fall temperatures, excitement is in the air around us! Our office is making a big move to a newly renovated space in an historic building in downtown Gadsden. Stay tuned for more details! Make every minute a revenue generating minute!

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September 22, 2017 Don’t Forget the Fundraising in Your Marketing!

While I was attending a benefit auction conference last month, I spent a while talking with a vendor who offers an alternative to mobile bidding. She told me she was coming to a town near me to facilitate this process at a nonprofit event and that I should come check out their system and services….

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September 15, 2017 It’s the ESBY’s! And We Need Your Help!

We love helping nonprofits and auction professionals all over the world. We have helped raise millions of dollars for nonprofits. Our founder, Christie King, has taught auction professionals in over 30 state auction associations as well as at national conventions. Now we need YOUR help! C King Benefit Auctions is honored to be nominated for…

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September 8, 2017 Big Crowd vs Big Spenders

I’ve had numerous conversations with nonprofits about guests’ attendance at their fundraising events.  It usually goes something like this: I ask “How many guests attend the event?”.  They’ll answer 300, 500, 700 or even 1,000 guests.  I’ll respond, “That’s great, but how many of those guests will spend money that night supporting your organization’s mission”? …

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September 1, 2017 Branding Out Loud

As a nonprofit, what thought are you giving to branding at your events? Most nonprofits have a few signs around with their event logo on it. And maybe they do a good job with branding on the PowerPoint used during the evening.  But are you carrying it all the way through? Here’s something to consider….

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