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February 16, 2018 How to Price Tickets for Your Fundraising Event

How to Price Tickets for Your Fundraising Event

We are in full-blown consulting mode here at C King Benefit Auctions with our spring nonprofit clients.  Recently we’ve been in discussions with many of them about ticket prices.  While I don’t get deep into these discussions, I do guide our clients from a fundraising perspective. I recommend a nonprofit consider several things when setting…

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February 9, 2018 Seven Things to Look for When Seeking a Charity Auctioneer

So, you’ve decided to incorporate a live auction into your fundraising event. Or maybe you are making a change from your current auctioneer. Let’s explore what type of auctioneer you should be looking for. The best way I know to help you understand the different types of auctioneers is to relate them to physicians. Some…

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February 2, 2018 How the Tax Changes Could Affect Your Nonprofit

So, what do all of these tax law changes you are hearing about mean? How are they going to affect your nonprofit? We’ve all heard that donors will no longer itemize their taxes. But will this impact their giving? I, too, wanted to know the answer – so I asked an expert. Todd Hindsman, CPA…

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January 26, 2018 Hang In There – Change Takes Time Sometimes

Christie King making an ask during a special appeal / fund-a-need at a fundraising charity auction.

Happy Friday everyone! I had a situation this week which is the inspiration for today’s blog.  Well, actually most of my blogs are inspired by events that take place during auctions or while consulting with clients. But today’s topic is especially inspiring. As a volunteer or staff member of a nonprofit, you may sometimes feel…

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January 19, 2018 I’m in Scottsdale, Arizona…

Our auction industry is so interesting and diverse. At C King Benefit Auctions, we specialize in charity auctions, consulting with nonprofits to help them raise the most money possible during their fundraising events. This weekend I get to experience a different segment of our auction industry when Jean and Rudy Kirchner and I travel to…

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January 12, 2018 Silent Auction Bid Sheets – Tips and Tricks

How you format your silent auction bid sheets can make it easier, or harder, for your guests to bid.

Let’s take a few minutes and talk about silent auctions. The sky is the limit regarding how the silent auction portion of a fundraising event can work and look. You can choose to close the silent auction before or after the program; you can package items together building “baskets” or offer individual items for bid…

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January 5, 2018 Fundraising and Sponsorships

Don't forget to grab some sponsorships for your next charity auction event!

With the new tax laws that are going into effect, charities will need to get even more creative when it comes to their fundraising.  On that note, I’d like to remind everyone how sponsorships are a great tool for businesses and charities to support one another. Charities have the ability to create a sponsorship for…

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December 29, 2017 Turnip Greens, Black-Eyed Peas, Cornbread and Hog Jowl

Yet another year is coming to a close and a new one will begin. In the south we have a New Year’s tradition of eating turnip greens, black eyed peas and cornbread. While this is not an uncommon meal to us Southerners year-round, it has special meaning on New Year’s Day. According to folklore, eating…

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