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Cutting Through Digital Noise To Advertise Your Auction Any auctions your organization hosts hold excellent fundraising potential for your mission. They are win-win events; your attendees give funds (bids, in [...]

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Auction Frogs Holiday Party
It's been a crazy year for all of us, but now it's time to wind down and enjoy the holiday season! In lieu of our annual cocktail party, we went [...]

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LobsterGhost Virtual Gala Raises over $134,000 for Local Charities and International Initiatives to Create a World of Lasting Change Rotary International is a worldwide service organization with over 35,000 clubs [...]

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Introducing Leap University: A New Learning Management System From Auction Frogs Leap University is an innovative learning management system that helps you navigate our Online Auction programs, Virtual Event solutions, […]

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Social Media Tools Clients Can Use To Up Their Fundraising Game Facebook, Instagram and even Twitter don’t have to be intimidating. These valuable platforms are what push fundraising events closer […]

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Terms to know: Donors – Individuals or organizations that donate money or auction items and expect nothing in return. They are passionate about the cause. Sponsors – Typically an organization […]

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of Ada County Brings the Fun to Their First Virtual Event with Auction Frogs The Boys and Girls Clubs of Ada County is an organization […]

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Protecting donors is more important now than ever. For those choosing to donate in a difficult time, make sure their money is going where it’s supposed to!

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United Way of South Central Idaho partners with local programs and leverages resources for members of the community to improve lives and create long lasting positive change. Focused on quality education, financial stability, and good health, United Way of South Central Idaho is one of 1,800 United Ways around the world. Donations for the nonprofit funnel into a variety of local initiatives.

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Since in-person events and auctions have faced unprecedented changes these past few months, organizations are rethinking the spaces they use and the ways they connect with people. Auction Frogs found [...]

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And the Value of Benefit Auctioneers What are good live auction items to be considered and why a benefit auctioneer works the best at events Our clients often ask us, […]

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When planning and hosting a fundraising event, there are many decisions to be made and tasks to complete. While it is possible to plan an event single-handedly, it certainly is not ideal. Events are most successful when coordinated by a fundraising committee. An effective committee takes the stress off the individual at the helm and provides support for decision-making, organization, and task management.

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A Case Study An organization providing resources for agricultural education to students, the Idaho FFA Association was faced with the cancellation of two fundraising events in light of COVID-19 and […]

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A Case Study The only children’s hospital in the state of Idaho, committed to high quality, cost-effective clinical care, advocacy for children and families, education, and research; St. Luke’s Children’s […]

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Instead of solidifying reservations, speakers, the venue, volunteers and more, St. Mary’s jumped into building a virtual event as soon as the solution was shared around and given the green light.

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Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest usually plans on hosting a gala event in the summer and an online auction in the fall. Taking precautionary measures due to COVID-19, they switched the events and began planning to use an online auction sooner than planned. Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest was concerned about the success of an online auction and meeting their fundraising goal based on the potential number of attendees, listing too many items, lack of engagement and the possible difficulties attendees may encounter when needing to use technology to participate.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all events across the country, the St. Mary’s School Ball and Auction planning committee members were unsure what to do. What could they do with no in-person options for hosting their annual benefit gala? The school relies heavily on these funds to supplement their budget, revitalize school buildings and grounds, and provide necessary upgrades for a growing student body.

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Auction Frogs just announced their Virtual Event Solution.

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The Auction Frogs Staff collected the top 5 Reasons to Host an Online Auction, Learn more today!

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PRESS RELEASE Contact: Kristi Saucerman, CEO & Founder (208) 407-2404  kristi@auctionfrogs.org Auction software company launches new Virtual Event solution in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  After hundreds of thousands of […]

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The spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has all of our attention, even here with us in Idaho. As the situation around this outbreak continues to evolve, Auction Frogs is doing everything possible to keep our employees, our clients, and our communities safe, while continuing to provide maximum flexibility and the best fundraising experience possible.

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In 2019, more than 25% of the world’s population was shopping online. The number one reason for this phenomenon? It’s convenient! Shoppers are able to browse and purchase their favorite products at any time of day — whenever it best fits their lifestyle and schedule. The great news for you is that shopping online is no longer just for retail therapy. Online Auctions with Auction Frogs help you leverage the age of ecommerce to maximize donations for your organization.

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Traditional payment methods, such as cash and cheque, are also waning in popularity. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco reported that cash was used in only 26% of transactions in 2018 compared to 30% in 2017. This trend is reflected in how donors give to nonprofits as well, with the use of cash declining and contactless spending rising.

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Charity events are complex and often exhausting with many moving parts and variables. You may choose an online auction or a live event, or perhaps a combination of the two (which we recommend). But regardless of your approach, it’s vital to have software in hand that can help you maintain and track all the moving pieces leading up to your event and in the days following.

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How would your auction change if participants could bid by utilizing smartphones and tablets instead of paper bid sheets? Auction Frogs has exciting Mobile Bidding technology, which allows event attendees […]

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We recently helped with an event where we watched as the staff at the venue removed beer and wine bottles from the auction baskets because the organization didn’t have a […]

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When it comes to exposure for your online auction, social media is the place to start. Posts on your social media accounts are always free, and they have the power […]

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As the fall and winter event seasons approach, we’re sure you’re plate is filling up. And, if you’re reading this, you’re probably about 3-5 months out from your OWN event or gala. There are a million small details to iron out before the event date. Table settings, dinner options, fund-a-need levels. Solicitation and procurement, sponsors and …where do you even start?

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As a non-profit, you know how important fundraising events can be. But what type of things will set you apart from other organizations? How can you turn an okay event […]

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(Photo) Josh Houk, Boise Braves Gala Auctioneer & Rhoda Brunelli Rhoda Brunelli, Volunteer Coordinator for the Boise Braves | Boise, ID What is your favorite part of your job as […]

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ReadyPayGo and Auction Frogs have joined forces to bring you the best in payment technology ReadyPayGo is an industry leading payment solutions provider based out of Meridian, Idaho. For your […]

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Fundraising is a fundamental & essential part of any organization, like PAWS of Jackson Hole, that strives to support the needs & care of companion animals.   The number of […]

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Whether it’s your first auction adventure or you’re a fundraising pro, it’s always a good idea to keep in mind what the best auction items for an online auction would […]

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There is a lot to take into consideration when planning a fundraising event. What to serve can seem like a minor subject, but it’s still important. People come together over […]

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Whether it’s a throwback to ages past or an homage to your favorite flick, every organization and audience love a great auction theme they can get behind! But as many […]

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It’s a topic we talk about often because it’s an integral part of the fundraising process: donations. There are a number of different types of donations, but today we’re going […]

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The year is coming to a close. Fundraising campaigns are reaching their conclusion. Now there’s one big thing left to do and whether you love it or hate it, writing […]

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What is #GivingTuesday? “Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving […]

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There’s nothing easy about dealing with a terminal illness or disease. In a time that is most difficult for terminally ill individuals and their families, one organization makes it their […]

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All the steps that go along with fundraising can sometimes be dauntingbut don’t let that discourage you! We can’t stress enough how important it is to have a clear game […]

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Last month, Auction Frogs had the honor of working with and visiting the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy. The Conservancy, founded in 1987, is located in the North Coastal area of […]

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When we think back over the many years of education, certain teachers stick out in our minds. Teachers that went out of their way to influence and shape us into […]

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  ‘Tis the season for golf tournaments! Here at Auction Frogs, we have a number of clients that are hosting golf tournaments for charity. What a fun way to support […]

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  Our friends (primatesand humans) at Save the Chimps are back for their fourth auction and we couldn’t be happier! We’ve fallen in love with these furry hominids, even though […]

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Have you ever had a really exciting secret and wanted to yell it from the rooftops but you couldn’t? Yep, that’s what it’s been like at Auction Frogs lately. We […]

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  Back in 2006, Fran and Joe Tonsmeire sought out to develop a program to support cancer fighters with the physical and emotional constraints they encounter. As ranchers from Lemhi, […]

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Back on April 11th, we did an event with Junior League of Boise at the tippy top of the Zions Bank Building in downtown Boise. If you’ve ever had the […]

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A very special day is coming up in Idaho. A day to celebrate the multitude of worthy causes, organizations and charities this grand state has available. On May 7th,the Idaho […]

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Amy is our newest intern fromTaiwan by way of Boise State University.We’re excited to have her on the team andenjoy her sunny disposition and presence in the office! Read on […]

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Today, the 2015 Boise Race for the Cure Online Auction opened for Susan G. Komen, Idaho. We’re excited to play a part in such a great organization! Here’s a word […]

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David’s House in Lebanon, New Hampshire, has a mission… “To provide a home-away-from-home and support for families with children receiving treatment through the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.” They […]

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The Bishop Kelly Foundation is an organization that raises funds for students to attend Bishop Kelly High School. The Foundation does this through various fundraising opportunities and we are honored […]

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Hey all you love schmucks! We’re suckers for Valentine’s Day and we don’t mind admitting it. So we put together this little video to share our love for Y-O-U!   […]

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We just had to share this great how-to video from one of our clients, St. Mary’s Prep in Orchard Lake, Michigan. This is a fun example of how to prepare […]

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What are you thankful for? In less than a month you may be asked this before digging into your turkey and stuffing. Does your family have a specific Thanksgiving tradition? […]

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AUCTION FROGS PARTNERS WITH THE GEEKIEAWARDS TO BENEFIT THE JIM HENSON FOUNDATION The Jim Henson Foundation is the real winner in an exciting new partnership between Auction Frogs, who helps […]

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The Situation The Engage Group is an online fundraising and marketing firm that works with non-profit charities. In October 2013, they were asked to assist Save the Chimps with their […]

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First, ask yourself a few important questions: How many guests are youexpecting at your event? You don.t want to have more silent auctionitems then you have guests able to bid […]

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We often hear from our clients: “Should I assign sections to my silent auction?” That all depends on the format of your silent auction! You want your guests to see […]

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Based in Idaho, in Boise, Aardvark Entertainment has become a force in the Event Service and Rental industries over the last 15 years. Their business is supplying clients throughout the […]

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The Original Wailers will be performing on Saturday December 7, 2013 at the Revolution Concert House & Event Center in Garden City, ID. The concert which will be opened by […]

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What an incredible event! Thank you all for attending, bidding and contributing the success of the evening. Together we raised over $57,000! That money will go to further the efforts […]

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Just received these kind words from the Greater Boise, Eagle Rotary Club! Dear Kristi & All the staff at Auction Frogs, Wow – What a great service you provided for […]

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We often get asked.what are the best items to feature in my online auction? Tickets to sporting events or theater. Popular electronics, i.e. iPod, iPad, Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation […]

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Kristi Saucerman was recently on the Sandler Training Hour to her interview on Entrepreneur Radio! Click Here to Listen

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by Brad Iverson-Long of Idaho Business Review Kristi Saucerman started Auction Frogs as a way to take nonprofit organizations. silent auctions online. The company creates custom online auctions, receiving a […]

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  We just received our badge from the Idaho Nonprofit Center! Are you a nonprofit? Have you gotten your badge yet?Registeronlineand seewhohas already invested in the nonprofit sector.    

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We here at Auction Frogs have been to our fair share of fundraising events. It is a lot of work to put together one of these events and it is […]

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FUN RUN/JOG-A-THON: Send out donation envelopes (pledge per lap or flat donation.) If pledge is per lap, it will require some follow up with writing letters asking for payment. Hand […]

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May 10th at Ridgeview Golf Club 2701 Ridgeview Drive Plano, Texas 8:00am Registration & Putting Contest 8:30am Shotgun Tee Off Thank you for your expressed support of our Focus on […]

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We are happy to offer our clients a new and exciting deal from our No-Risk Auction Items Catalog merchant Ava Grace! When clients add the Ava Grace “Jewelry Box” to […]

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For more than 100 years, The College of Idaho has combined its outstanding academic rigor with a proud tradition of athletic success. From late, great heroes such as supermarket magnate […]

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Auction Frog’s CEO, Kristi Saucerman, will be speaking at the Working Woman’s Business Symposium Friday, February 15th at the Boise State SUB. The Keynote for the Symposium is Carolyn Buck […]

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Auction Frogs is pleased to announce our new Proxy Bidding Feature! Now, when you place your bid on an Auction Frogs item you can also enter in a maximum bid […]

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Silent auctions are a great way for non-profit organization to raise money for their cause, but how do you secure donated items to auction off? Having a great selection of […]

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Starting today when you “Like” the Auction Frogs Facebook page you will be entered to win a brand new Nook Color! Keep a look out for the contest-related posts on […]

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Click HERE and meet the Wyakin Warriors. This video was presented at the Guardian Ball on December 1, 2012. If you would like more information about the Foundation, go to […]

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Email has become one of the most common ways to communicate and we now rely on it to stay in touch with the people and companies whom we trust. Non-profits […]

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Written by Beth Markley, CFRE. A campaign volunteer once asked my advice on a call she was would be making on local executive. The sum total of what she knew […]

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When conducting an online auction, it is important to maintain constant communication with bidders to keep them up-to-date on how the auction is progressing and to get them excited about […]

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Written by Beth Markley, CFRE. Recently, I presented to a group of entry-level fundraisers. This shouldn.t have been daunting, but the material wasn.t mine, and I had sworn a bunch […]

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Written by Beth Markley, CFRE. More than a decade ago, I was leading the charge in a campaign to solicit annual gifts from our staff. A colleague of mine, Sherry, […]

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This season you can turn your holiday shopping into support for Idaho Dance Theatre! They are participating in Social Good Network.s Shop for Your Cause Week starting November 16th. If […]

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The past few months have been a whirlwind of fundraising activity! We are happy to say that many of our clients have seen some great success with their online auctions. […]

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In order to successfully market your company on a platform like Linkedln, it’s essential thatyou focus on meaningful conversation and engagement rather than constant brand boasting. Think about it. You […]

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The Bronco Athletic Association and Boise State Alumni Association have launched an online fundraising auction. It began at 7 a.m. Oct. 23rd and will end at 7 p.m. Nov. 7th. […]

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Online shopping is experiencing incredible growth for its convenience and selection. With the holiday shopping season upon us, nonprofits are discovering this offers a new fundraising opportunity and are partnering […]

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The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce recently completed live and silent auctions as well as an online auction in partnership with Auction Frogs. The live and silent auctions took place […]

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The Children.s Museum of the Arts and PS 347 The American Sign Language and English Lower School recently teamed up to host a fundraiser to benefit the Artists-in-Residency program for […]

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Award winning cartoonists will headline the first annual Guardian Ball at the Boise Centre, benefitting severely wounded, injured and ill veterans in the Wyakin Warrior Foundation. WHAT: A black tie […]

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The idea for Netcamps grew from Chris Chattin.s experience working on the football operations staff at Boise State University. In the planning and execution phases of the organization.s summer football […]

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Winners and finalists will be honored at a special Awards Banquet, held in conjunction with the Governor.s Innovation Summit, on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at the Boise State University Stueckle Sky Center at Bronco Stadium. Registration is available online at www.stoel.com/idahoinnovation until Friday, September 18, 2009. Individual seats are $40.00 and a table of ten is $400.00.

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