How do you do you get the most bang for all your fundraising efforts? We checked in with Will McMinn of Majestic Fundaising for a few tips.

1. Choose one or two great fundraisers and put your all into them. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking “more is better.” Fewer, more lucrative fundraisers will make you more money, prove much more manageable, and will be a more efficient use of your time.


Want that big ticket item for your auction, but can’t find a donor or just don't have the resources to put it together on your own? Silent Auction Vacations is a great solution.

Consignment vacation packages from Silent Auction Vacations may be the easiest items that you can offer in your next auction. There is no soliciting or collecting donated items. With packages ranging from a seven night resort stay in Hawaii to a ski vacation, there is something for every taste. With our vacations you just print, it, display it and profit from it. All of this with no risk for your organization. Set your starting bid above the consignment value and you are sure to win.

Do you have a blog for your silent auction? Blogs are a great way to keep information flowing from organizers to supporters. Publicize that fantastic new donation. Thank a new major donor. The information that gets you excited will also generate interest and excitement among your supporters.

Do you know that many companies have a budget set aside for charitable donations? While some require that a specific application be completed, for others a personal request letter will do. The donations range from small items to large gift certificates and they are waiting for you - all you need to do is ask!

Did you know that December is a great time to ask retailers for donations? Yes, they are in a frantic frenzy as the holiday gift shopping draws to a close. But, what happens the day after Christmas? The holiday sales.

Many retailers are willing to sell at below cost just to clear out their stock. So take a chance, see if they wouldn't be willing to donate a few items to your cause; they get a last minute tax write-off (instead of a loss) and you may score some terrific donations!