Night at the Museum

Last night in New York, we raised funds for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany at their annual Night at the Museum fundraising event where 11 guests won trips to bucket list destinations as part of our "Trips of a Lifetime" Silent Auction. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany is one of the largest, private social services organizations in the Capital Region of Upstate New York. Serving 14 counties around the Capital District, Catholic Charities serves all persons in need, regardless of race, religion, or lifestyle. They are able to assist the poor and vulnerable with housing, food, basic needs assistance, disabilities services, senior services, youth programs and much more.

We Love Kudos!

Nothing makes us more proud than to receive kudos from a nonprofit partners that we supported. What other nonprofits are saying.

Spice Up Your Silent Auction

You have a lot of wonderful items gathered for your silent auction – that’s great! But that’s just the first step to creating a successful, exciting silent auction. Bids don’t automatically appear with your items. You need to add a little spice to your silent auction! Let’s take a look at a few insights that we at AmFund have gathered over our many years of experience with silent auctions. · Keep things exciting. The Deliberate Close: Perform a short welcome announcement about the silent auction and the closing time (we recommend no more than 90 minutes for the duration of the silent auction). Make an announcement at 30 minutes left, 15 minutes left and 7 minutes left. These announcements wi

Where in the World?

Question: Where in the world are our Trips of a Lifetime Auctions this week? Answer: Supporting 7 worthy nonprofit organizations in the midwest! #GoodDoneWell #TripsofaLifeTime #PhilanthropyTime

We Love Kudos!

Nothing makes us more proud than to receive kudos from a nonprofit partners that we supported. What other nonprofits are saying.

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The Ten Commandments for Winning Free Media Coverage for your Nonprofit Organization.

The Ten Commandments for Winning Media Coverage for Your Nonprofit Organization

AmFund's Founders, Barbara and Wade West worked as news anchors and reporters for over 30 years. Throughout careers, they were frequently asked to emcee charity events to raise money for worthy missions. Having attended these fundraising events, they noticed that worthy nonprofits were leaving money on the table by not making the most of their captive donor audience. Using their experience and knowledge, they made it their life mission to form the 501(c)(3) nonprofit fundraising organization, the American Fundraising Foundation-AmFund with the mission of raising money for worthy nonprofits across the United States. Drawing from their careers in the news, they want to share these 10 Comman

Friends of 440

We love to support organizations in our back yards! Congratulations to the Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund on a successful fundraising event. Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a charitable organization whose purpose is to make the dream of college a reality for eligible students who are dependents and descendants of an individual who has been injured or killed in the course and scope of their employment and who received benefits under the Florida Workers' Compensation Law.

Thank you!

What a way to cap off our Friday. Look what just showed up in our inbox box. I'm so proud that we get to help other nonprofits raise funds!

Find the Right Name for your Open Ask

A Name is a Name is a Name...Not! The ‘open ask’ portion of your event is an essential component to raising funds for your organization. This is the time to let your guests know exactly what your organization does and how your efforts positively affect the community. Put some Thought into your Open Ask Name As we discussed, the ‘open ask’ is an important piece to your fundraising event. Coming up with an inspiring name for your ‘open ask’ is also imperative. You want to land on a name that captures the heart of your organization. This will draw your guests in as you present them with information. For example, maybe “Fund the Dream” would work well if you provide services that help children l

Russ Wiles Memorial Golf Tournament

The Russ Wiles Memorial Golf Tournament was an amazing day of golf, fine wine, beer, delicious food, and of course AmFund's Bucket List Trips. Support helped the Cincinnati Wine Festival continue its mission of supporting non-profit organizations like the Freestore Foodbank, Boy Scouts of America, Crayons to Computers, the Ronald McDonald House and many others. The Cincinnati International Wine Festival is a Cincinnati-based, charitable, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to raise funds for local charities through the celebration of the wine industry.

Helping Lives Bloom

A new twist to their 30 year old gala, Helping Lives Bloom: A Garden Jubilee was tremendous success in raising funds for the ARC Oneida-Lewis Chapter! We're thrilled that AmFund's "Trips of a Lifetime" Silent Auction could help in the cause! Their mission is to enable persons with developmental disabilities and their families to achieve their potential through self-determined goals in partnership with the Agency.

Horseshoes and Heels

The inaugural Horseshoes and Heels Gala supporting the Tamaya Horse Rehab was a success in breathtaking New Mexico! They are currently helping 47 rescue horses - a huge leap from the original six malnourished horses they started with in 2012!

Music & Medicine Gala

The 4th Annual sold out Music & Medicine Gala to support the Virginia Hospital Center Foundation was a gorgeous event. Our "Trips of a Lifetime" silent auction drew quite the crowd in between performances! Virginia Hospital Center Foundation has partnered with their community to advance medical excellence through philanthropy. Thousands of individuals, families, corporations, and foundations support the Hospital each year and have provided cumulative support of more than $33 million since the Foundation was created in 2007.

Steak and Steak Gala

A beautiful seaside resort was the venue for the Steak and Steak gala benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Volusia and Flagler County. Over 600 attendees flooded the cocktail area bidding on our bucket list trips and experiences to raise money for a great cause! The mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to inspire, enable all youth, and to realize their potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens and leaders.

15th Annual Voices of Courage Spring Luncheon

What a wonderful group of supporters came to the Domestic Violence Crisis Center Luncheon at the end of may. Our AmFund "Trips of a Lifetime" silent auction was enthusiastically received by the attendees! The mission of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center is to committed to promoting the fundamental right of all individuals to be safe in their personal relationships.

Flavors of Phoenix

Food, Beautiful Setting, Bucket List Trips, and Fundraising...what more could you ask for? AmFund proudly supported the American Liver Foundation in Phoenix at their annual Flavors of Phoenix fundraising event. The American Liver Foundation’s mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

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