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Seth Godin: Nonprofit Fundraising with Positive Auctions [Video]

Seth Godin: Nonprofit Fundraising with Positive Auctions

In this episode of the Whole Whale Podcast, George Weiner interviews Seth Godin, renowned author, entrepreneur, and teacher, about his new venture, GoodBids.org. GoodBids is a platform that aims to revolutionize fundraising for nonprofits through positive auctions.

Key points:

Nonprofits face challenges in engaging donors and raising funds, often resorting to ineffective methods like galas or traditional charity auctions.
GoodBids introduces the concept of positive auctions, where every bid is a non-refundable donation, creating a gap between the winning bid and the total amount raised for the charity.
The platform incorporates game dynamics, such as free bids for early bidders and referrals, to encourage participation and virality.
Seth emphasizes the importance of empathy in marketing and the need for nonprofits to offer donors a sense of belonging and satisfaction.
To attract new audiences, nonprofits should focus on creating tension and providing unique, desirable auction items that generate excitement and conversation.
Collaborating with influencers and involving them in the brainstorming process can lead to more successful fundraising campaigns.
Seth discusses the impact of AI on various industries and the importance of embracing it as a teammate rather than a competitor.
Throughout the interview, Seth shares invaluable insights and advice for nonprofits looking to innovate their fundraising strategies and make a lasting impact in their communities.
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Junior League of Tyler wants grant applications from local nonprofits [Video]

TYLER, Texas (KETK) The Junior League of Tyler is asking for local nonprofits to submit applications so they can get grant funds out into the community. The league has awarded over $7.5 million to community organizations since it was started in 1960 and needs organizations to submit applications for their members to vote on []