Fundraising of the Future

In the year two thousaaaaaaannnnd….

Jay Cutler will finally deliver in a clutch situation, completing a critical drive on a late route…  Domino’s will name him “Pizza Delivery Driver of the Month.”

 

I predict that online auctions are going to be a game changer for today’s non-profits, and a critical part of fundraising of the future.

With the internet boom of 90’s, people gained never before experienced instantaneous access to the world.   In 1995, the creation of eBay introduced a novel purchasing power to the newly tech savvy consumer.  Now, in 2011, it has never been easier to purchase almost anything from anywhere. Heck, my grandma in Kewanee just ordered knitting needles from New York.

Innovative non-profits have taken note of the web-based market, creating their own online auctions to aid in their fundraising efforts.  Today roughly 200,000 – 300,000 fundraising auctions are held each year, which raise $14.6 billion (source: National Auctioneers Association).  I can only imagine what this number will be when charitable online auctions really take-off.

In today’s day and age, people are eager to purchase online, which deepens the pool of a non-profit’s potential donors.  A mother of 5 from New York could bid on a trip to Disneyland from a foundation in Texas.  An indie-musician in LA could bid on a hotel stay in Seattle offered by a foundation in Portland.  Online auctions give so many more options to organizations looking to raise money for their causes.

And now, my offer to you…create your own online donation  page for free!!

https://www.events.org/newaccount.aspx.

Check it out, see how it works for you, and if you like the system, contact us at 847-513-6460 to set-up an account.

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