A great event takes careful, thoughtful planning – especially when it comes to the details. Here are a couple of our favorite resources for products, services and information.


Based in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Kiefer Auction Supply can provide custom and stock bidder cards, bidder paddles and raffle tickets. www.kieferauctionsupply.com.


A great resource for current news about the nonprofit climate in Minnesota, workshops and seminars on starting and managing a nonprofit and networking with other nonprofits. www.mncn.org


For more information on the auction industry, visit the National Auctioneers Association: www.auctioneers.org

Articles of Interest

2018 Giving USA Annual Report is in. This report is the most comprehensive report on giving trends and philanthropy in the United States.

Here is an in-depth look at communication trends for the upcoming year. Request access to the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trend Report at NonprofitMarketingGuide.com.

A great article by Northwest Benefit Auctions, Inc., and Maestrosoft, Inc.  The Top Ten Pitfalls of Live Auction Planning. It explains common problems and how to avoid them to ensure a successful live auction.

Research and consulting firm Root Cause has released a new report that elucidates the motivation behind donors' decision-making process and what nonprofits can do with this information. Download the full report here.

The Network for Good Digital Giving Index provides a timely snapshot of the state of charitable giving.

Money For Good, a 2015 in-depth report by Hope Consulting builds on the original Money for Good to further understand donors' charitable motivations and behaviors.

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