Posts tagged “Auctions”

Webinars and Case Studies for the Independent School Business Office

Diamond Mind has produced a series of webinars and case studies as part of our commitment to providing information on software and payment services to the K-12 school industry.  They’re …

Ideas Re Where To Host An Annual School Fundraiser

An independent school is more than an educational facility.  It’s also a thriving social community for students, families, staff and alumni.  The social aspect is one reason evening auction and …

How to Run a Successful School Auction

Auctions are becoming more popular among independent schools across the country and raise significant funds. But auction success really depends on getting a few things right – from planning to …

School Auctions 101: Questions to Ask While Developing a Plan

In the first section of our Getting Started Guide for Auctions, we provided an introductory look and the big picture that your school will face when starting to plan. Now …

Creating a Successful Gala at your Independent School

It’s that time of year again when the bow ties come out and the luau skirts are put on. That’s right, it’s gala season! Though many independent schools are well …

Three Benefits of Mobile Credit Card Readers for Independent Schools

As spring auction season approaches, we’re hearing more questions from our client schools about how they might use mobile credit card readers to process credit card payments at their upcoming …

6 Tips for Hosting an Auction at Your Independent School

First, let’s distinguish between an online auction and an onsite auction. An online auction is conducted exclusively online. It can be a stand-alone auction or in conjunction with an onsite …

School Auctions 101: Getting Started

Hosting an auction at your school is not a simple feat; however, with the right planning and resources it can lead to funded projects and increased giving. Bake sales are …

Make the Most of December Giving Season!

December is the biggest month for donations in the non-profit world and independent schools are no exception.  How do you ensure your school is among those that actually double or …

3 Steps to Success With Your School’s Annual Fund

Recently, in our chats with school business officers we’ve been hearing more talk of annual funds. We figure if we’re hearing about it from more than a few of our clients, chances are you’re gearing up for your annual giving campaign as well. And while we can’t really share your pain, we can offer support as you begin this process by sharing best practices we’ve been gleaning from our school clients.