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10 Ways Non-profits Can Use Facebook to Get Their Mission Across

Growing Facebook Likes for Nonprofit Facebook Pagesby Monika Rydzewski, Marketing Communications Manager at Gesture

Growing a Facebook Page generally takes time and we all know that time is a precious commodity that is in short supply in the Non-Profit World. If you are in such a situation, below are 10 ways of coming up with fantastic Facebook posts which will help you grow your Facebook Page and get your organization’s mission across to fans:

Share History
A majority of non-profit organizations have a rich and long history. You should post pictures and videos going back in time, dig from your archives. The history keeps fans engaged in your activities and proves your dedication to the organization and its cause. This aspect will help you get the message you want across to so many fans.

Behind The Scenes
Post behind the camera footage of video and photos taken with a smart phone or camcorder showing how you, the directors, workers and volunteers come together to achieve your organization’s goal. Such behind the scenes footages will create personal relationships with fans and it becomes an easy task to get your mission across.

Surveys
Successfully small/medium and large corporations all take surveys to gauge their customer loyalty, why not do the same for your organization? Quickly run a survey fast and easily through Facebook and prove to your fans that you are listening.
The survey will help you attract more fans, get your message across and incorporate some of their brilliant ideas.

Use Your Tabs
Using the Facebook tabs at your disposal is not something that many organizations think of, however these tabs are well set to turn your Facebook Page into a busy hub that helps you get your message across without much fuss.There are literary dozens of possibilities that you can achieve by using your Facebook tabs. You can link the tubs with your website or sig-up-sheet that works well with your email list that you use to send subscribers the latest happenings in your organization.

Show off the results
Believe us when we tell you Donors always love to be updated about how the money they have donated is being used. Take videos and pictures of the things you have bought or services you have performed with the donated money. Always thank each and every fan for their contribution.
This is one of the easiest ways to get the message across!

Share testimonials
Why not transfer client’s testimonials to your Facebook Page and bring the spotlight of your newsletter to a wider audience. More people will read the newsletter and you have the opportunity to bring across your messages.

Show off what you’re doing
To make your message effective and accessed across the Facebook fraternity, upload colorful pictures on your Facebook Page concerning the activities you are engaged with, use smartphones and whenever necessary add descriptions on every photo and explain its purpose. More people will load your page and they will get the information you sharing with them.

Link to press coverage of your cause
Whatever event that is happening in the organization, be it winning an award or having a radio or newspaper interview your board members, this is news that should be shared on Facebook. This will help the organization continue to generate more momentum in its niche and more people will know what the organization does.

Include legislation that affects the organization
Doesn’t matter whether it’s good or bad legislation, anything always has an impact on the organization and its missions, better share with fans what is going on and keep all followers up to date with the latest information, this builds credibility and trust!

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A Comedy Night Out for Autism (Mobile Bidding & Silent Auction New Jersey)

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River Vale, New Jersey – Florentine Gardens – March 13th, 2014 – 6:30pm – 11:30pm. Advance tickets required – $150.00 per person.

This years fundraising event, A Comedy Night Out for Autism, will surely entertain you with laughter and fun! MarbleJam Kids invites you to an exciting evening of drinks, dinner, and top notch comedy with headliners Sherry Davey & Johnny Lampert both seen on HBO, Comedy Clubs, Nicks Moms Night Out, and Live in Las Vegas at the best of the best casino resorts! The evening kicks off with a grand cocktail reception with open bar, Dinner, Live & Silent Auctions included. A New York night out at New Jersey’s finest The Estate at Florentine Gardens.

Proceeds to benefit MarbleJam Kids, a 501c3 non-profit organization providing creative arts therapies and supported arts programs to children of all ages with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. The organization, founded by mothers of children with autism spectrum disorders, provides a creative hub to all children with special needs by providing a support system of care while meeting the diverse challenges to ensure successful experiences that changes lives. MarbleJam Kids Center for Creative Arts Therapy and Enrichment provides an integrative community space for individuals to practice skills, build relationships, and improve daily living experiences with customized programs and private sessions provided by therapists, special educators, and paraprofessionals. Each child comes with a unique set of challenges. MarbleJam Kids provides support for all.

The following committed community members providing event support are Krista Celli, Katherine Cousineau, Lynda Baldini, Julie Belenson, Gioia Bruno,Toni Chianetta, Angela Christou, Peter Demoleas, Nancy Dhulipala, Nancy Gavel, Joumana Kidd, Patty Kim, Sarah Melone, Risa Paster, Megan Quinn-Reicherz, Michelle Roglieri, Maria Trice, Roseann Todd, Helen Vafiadis, Anna Villa-Bager, Kit Wong-Khoo

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the New Jersey area? Contact:
Gesture

888.748.2323
partners@gesture.com
1315 W 22nd St, Oak Brook, IL 60523

About Gesture
At Gesture, we believe helping our partners build better donor relationships is the key to fundraising success. By combining fun, easy-to-use technology with a team of dedicated charity event experts, we offer a service that allows charities all across the country to engage donors in a fresh, impactful way that has been known to result in raising as much as two or three times over their goal.

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Gesture TV featuring The Cameron Can Foundation

mobile biddingGesture is excited to announce our new Gesture – the Gesture TV Show! Each week we interview charity founders and directors who share their best advice on what it takes to run successful nonprofits.

This week we are featuring Rory Domenick the founder of The CameronCan Foundation.

The mission of the Cameron Can Foundation is to provide a continuing legacy of care for families of children who need long term medical care. In the interview Rory shares how her local charity raised $125,000+ with simple strategies you can use right away.

 

Want to be our next inspiring guest?
Submit your name, organization, mission and contact information to Monika.Rydz@Gesture.com

Gesture TV:
How the Cameron Can Foundation Raised $125,000+ In One Night

INTERVIEW:

Monika: Hi everyone Monika rydzewski with Gesture TV, and I have a very special guest today, Rory Dominick with The Cameron Can Foundation.

Rory: Hi Monika.

Monika: Hi, thanks for being here.

Rory: Thanks for having us.

Monika: So tell us about your foundation.

Rory: The Cameron Can Foundation came to be out of a desire to pay it forward. Our 7 year old son was born with a laundry list of medical conditions including hydro syphilis. And a few years ago we had a great group of friends that got together saw a need and answered it and put a benefit on to help our son have a bright future. So after that, it was a really humbling experience as you might imagine and we just knew we had to pay it forward. And I knew there must be other families like us, so that’s what came to be. We created the Cameron can foundation to ensure a lifetime of care for children that have long term medical conditions with no cure.

Monika: What would you say is the biggest challenge of running your organization?

Rory: I would say it’s making sure you’re surrounding yourself with a team of experts from attorneys to accountants. Determining whether you want to go full nonprofit, assembling a team of volunteers that are motivated and passionate about your cause. And just you know, people that share that mission.

Monika: Sometimes it’s really hard to get volunteers. What are some ways that you get volunteers, people to help you guys?

Rory: Often what we do is we reach out to our network and look at our board and ask everybody to pull people in. look at subsets, or I know somebody that used to work in marketing and now they’re staying at home with their kids and they’d love to still use those skills so this is a great opportunity for them to do it and they’re giving back to the community. Really it’s about networking, and finding for the event itself you want young motivated people, so we just kind of work our network and even put a call for volunteers every now and again in social media.

Monika: How do you guys raise money for your organization?

Rory: We have an annual benefit, every year, the Thursday before St. Patrick’s day and we’re coming up on our 4th event, and that’s our sole fundraiser, where we raise, last we raised over 125,000 dollars at one event. It’s largely donations, ticket sales, and then we do a silent auction, a raffle, it’s just a really big event where we ask people to come have a great time and bid on silent auction items and it’s really, I guess the program we put in place over the last 4 years we’ve seen it work. So we follow that model.

Monika: What advice would you give someone who’s looking at this event, what advice would you give them, what are some tips?

Rory: I would definitely say that you want to make sure you have people in place that can run your day of event. Because you know, while I’m one of the founding members of the foundation, I’ve gotta be talking to people and making sure everybody’s happy, so you gotta get a really good team in place to run the day of event, run the silent auction, you know, you gotta have a good committee. An event is a successful as the committee that you have. And the other piece of advice I would say is you know, be able to tell your story well so that people are compelled to get involved. We all know there’s tons of charities out there, and they’re all worthy causes. So have your 30 second elevator pitch that somebody’s gonna say wow, that’s something I want to support, I want to get involved in. and those would be the great ways to really get people going, and the other thing I would say is making sure that you’re not afraid to ask for donations and sponsorships. We’ve created a really strong set of marketing materials that gives us credibility so that when you’re walking into talk to somebody, hey would you like to donate 5000 dollars, you’re professionally presenting yourself with a good presentation, that makes all the difference. and it’s hard to ask for money, but if you have the right support and you sell it, I think we’ve found we’ve been pretty successful with it.

Monika: What are some ways that you guys market your events?

Rory: We use Facebook, social media for sure. Facebook, Twitter, we have an Instagram account, Pinterest account. So we have someone fully running that stream, and we still do old school printed invitations. We have fabulous graphic designers, and people love to get. I know we’re all in the digital age, but sometimes a printed invitation, something you can hold on to, goes a long way. The other thing I’d recommend people do is put together a video like this that summarizes your foundation and what you’re about in 90 seconds or less because everybody is so digitally inclined that if you can send them a link that says this is what we’re about in 90 seconds, that might be far more compelling than a 5 page sponsorship proposal. I’ll be honest with you, that’s on our to do list, is putting that video together. So that’s on our list, but I think it’s an important one.

Monika: You also started using mobile bidding.

Rory: Yeah, and last year was the first year we used Gesture, and it was a huge success. It was a great way to engage people and many people commented, oh this is so cool, you know, we saw our auction did great as a result, and I like the, as I have said to some of the owners, what I liked about it is if somebody can’t attend the event, maybe they’re out of town, they can still get involved and support the event and that’s great, like you just never know where your donations are going to come from. It’s another avenue.

Monika: Tell us more about your event coming up.

Rory: It’s march 13th and its downtown Chicago at the Montgomery club. The theme of it is camp rocks, so it’s got a really great camping theme, we’ll have smores and we have a special drink called the run amok, specialty drinks and it’s really our theme has always been from day 1 four years ago is party, give, love. So we really want people to come and have a good time, we’ll tell you why you’re there, we’ll make you, we want to tell uplifting stories, because what this foundation is all about is letting kids be kids. And allowing us to show the families and these children what they can do. And that’s why we need Cameron Can. The inspiration is my son, but it’s really about all the kids out there, and the kids that we help so that we can say these kids despite the obstacles they have before them, can do other things. And be successful in life. And we want that for them.

Monika: That’s wonderful. So tell us more how we can find you.

Rory: We’d love to have you at the march 13th event downtown, you can go to Cameron-Can.com buy your tickets there, donate there, that would be the best way, and we’re of course ongoing year round, we accept donations, because we do give out grants to families throughout the year. We have 2 grant recipients this year at the event. An 11 year old boy who has spina bifida, and we’re also supporting YMCA’s Camp Independence. We pick primary grant recipients, but we give out rolling grants throughout the year from an adaptive bike, to paying off some therapy bills that sort of thing. So go online, learn more about us, and if you want to get involved in the event, we’re always looking for volunteers. Absolutely.

Monika: Well thank you so much for being here and sharing your story and thanks for watching.

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Better Business Bureau 49th Annual Dinner (Mobile Bidding & Silent Auction Delaware)

Mobile bidding Delaware Better Business Bureau of Delaware 49th Annual Dinner
Save the Date: April 7, 2014
Location: Chase Center on the Riverfront
Time: 4:30pm
Silent Auction Begins, Followed by Dinner

Better Business Bureau of Delaware to Award $5000 in Student Ethics Scholarships and Honor 5 Local Businesses
The BBB of Delaware Education Foundation will recognize 2 Delaware High School Seniors on Monday, April 7th at the 49th Annual Dinner at the Chase Center on the Riverfront featuring keynote remarks by Dr. Robert Laskowski, CEO, Christiana Care Health System.

Silent Auction begins at 4:30pm.

In addition to the Scholarships, the Better Business Bureau of Delaware will honor 5 local businesses with Ethics Awards.

For more information, contact us at bbb1@delaware.bbb.org or 302-221-5259×11

REGISTER HERE

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the Delaware area? Contact:
Gesture

Catherine Erhardt
Business Development Manager
Phone: 609.504.2860
cathy@gesture.com

About Gesture
At Gesture, we believe helping our partners build better donor relationships is the key to fundraising success. By combining fun, easy-to-use technology with a team of dedicated charity event experts, we offer a service that allows charities all across the country to engage donors in a fresh, impactful way that has been known to result in raising.

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Friends Without A Border 12th Annual Gala (Silent Auction & Mobile Bidding New York)

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NEW YORK, April 3, 2014 — Friends Without A Border announces that its 12th Annual Gala will take place on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 (6 to 9:30 p.m.) at Pier 61
Chelsea Piers in New York.

Friends Without A Border (Friends) is a not-for-profit organization based in New York City. Started in 1996 by world renowned photographer Kenro Izu, Friends is committed to providing high-quality and compassionate healthcare to the children of Southeast Asia. In 1999, Friends built and opened Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Since that time, AHC has treated over 1.2 million children, trained thousands of healthcare professionals, and is considered “one of only three essential healthcare institutions” in the country as stated by a Cambodian Health Minister. In November of 2013, Friends celebrated the ground breaking ceremony of a new pediatric hospital called Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC). Slated to open in the spring of 2015, LFHC will bring high-quality and compassionate care to the children of Laos.

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the New York area? Contact:
Gesture
Rita Werth
Regional Manager, Business Development
New York Metro Market
Phone: 888.748.2323
rita.werth@gesture.com

About Gesture
At Gesture, we believe helping our partners build better donor relationships is the key to fundraising success. By combining fun, easy-to-use technology with a team of dedicated charity event experts, we offer a service that allows charities all across the country to engage donors in a fresh, impactful way that has been known to result in raising

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19th Annual Benefit Gala Marriott Colorado Springs (Silent Auction & Mobile Bidding )

Gesture Safe Passage invites you to A Passage through Mexico 19th Annual Benefit Gala
Marriott Colorado Springs, Saturday March 8, 2014

Tickets $95 per person
Call 719-636-2460 or Sign Up Now!
Cocktails and Silent Auction 5:30 pm
Dinner and Presentations Promptly at 6:30 pm
Dessert Auction Hosted by Colorado Springs SWAT Team
Raise the Paddle Fund a Safe Passage through Mexico
Auctioneer Kevin L. Holt
Cocktail Attire or Destination Costume

Safe Passage, the Children’s Advocacy Center for the Pikes Peak Region, is your host for this wonderful evening. We thank and honor our sponsors for their generous contributions and support to help make this evening possible and for helping Safe Passage do what we do for the children of this community.

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the Colorado area? Contact:
Gesture

888.748.2323
partners@gesture.com
1315 W 22nd St, Oak Brook, IL 60523

About Gesture
At Gesture, we believe helping our partners build better donor relationships is the key to fundraising success. By combining fun, easy-to-use technology with a team of dedicated charity event experts, we offer a service that allows charities all across the country to engage donors in a fresh, impactful way that has been known to result in raising as much as two or three times over their goal.

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Saint James Academy St Pat’s Bash 2014 (Silent Auction & Mobile Bidding) California

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YOUR HOST: Saint James Academy
MESSAGE:Please join us in our annual fundraising effort.
Attire: Cocktail Casual / Green and Jean
Grub: Heavy Irish Pub Appetizers

Highlights include: Beer tasting, Amazing Silent and Live Auctions, – Vegas U2 (LINK) Parties, Mobile bidding from your phone or Ipad and more.
Register HERE
WHAT: St. Pat’s Bash
WHERE: Del Mar Fairgrounds
Paddock Lounge
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, Ca 92014
WHEN: March 8th, 2014, 5pm
LINKS: INSTANT BUYS ARE 1ST COME 1ST SERVE – BUY IT NOW!

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the Del Mar, California area? Contact:
Gesture
888.748.2323
partners@gesture.com
1315 W 22nd St, Oak Brook, IL 60523

About Gesture
At Gesture, we believe helping our partners build better donor relationships is the key to fundraising success. By combining fun, easy-to-use technology with a team of dedicated charity event experts, we offer a service that allows charities all across the country to engage donors in a fresh, impactful way that has been known to result in raising as much as two or three times over their goal.

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CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS. NEW YORK KNICKS (MOBILE BIDDING & SILENT AUCTION OHIO)

AUCTIONSBYCELLULAR_1 On Saturday, March 8th, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, one of the most beloved players to ever wear a Cavs uniform, will have his #11 jersey retired and raised to hang in the rafters of Quicken Loans Arena alongside other Cavalier greats. It will become a permanent reflection of what the big “man in the middle” with a big heart has meant to the franchise and Cleveland.

As the Cavs host the New York Knicks at 7:30 p.m., the night will celebrate and honor the 7-foot-3 inch Lithuanian center who was drafted by the Cavaliers in the first-round of the 1996 draft and went on to play 12 seasons for the Wine & Gold. Fans are encouraged to get to their seats early to see the one-time-only player introduction video specially produced for the occasion. Through a unique editing process, the video will bring together yesterday and today’s Cavaliers in the first of many not-to-miss moments during the evening. The Q’s doors will open at 5:30 p.m., two hours prior to tipoff.

In a spectacular presentation of techno-artistry, the halftime ceremony will be one of the most memorable player tributes to ever take place at The Q as Z’s legendary career is captured in vivid 3-D video imagery projected on the Cavs basketball court. Then, watching with his family by his side, and in presence of fans and special guests that span his career, Zydrunas Ilgauskas’#11 will take its place next to Austin Carr, Nate Thurmond, Bobby “Bingo” Smith, Larry Nance, Brad Daugherty, Mark Price and the former “Voice of the Cavs,” Joe Tait.

Fans Invited to Celebrate #AllforZ
Show Z the Love!
In a night dedicated to honor Zydrunas Ilgauskas, there is no doubt Z will be moved when he sees and feels the love from Cavs fans. Every fan in attendance will receive a commemorative Z11/#AllforZ logo t-shirt to wear proudly at the game.

Using the #AllForZ hashtag, fans are encouraged to take to social media to express their sentiments about Z. Throughout the game, real time Tweets and Instagram photos will be displayed on 30-foot screens, brought in and set up in the end zones of the arena bowl exclusively for this special event.

Hats off to Z! In recognition of Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey retirement, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson will issue a special proclamation that Saturday, March 8, 2014 will be known as “All For Z Day” to honor the Cavalier great for his contributions on the court and in the community.

Revisiting Z’s Career
More interactive COOLNESS will be found on The Q’s main concourse where fans can relive all the top moments in Z’s career on two 11-foot by 7-foot touchscreen video display walls (located at the Time Warner Cable entrance and the Arcade entrance). These multi-touch platforms, capable of accepting input from multiple users simultaneously, will WOW fans with a fun interactive experience that puts the power in their hands to swipe, >>pinch<< , drag and browse through a collection of photos, videos and social media content that will highlight Ilgauskas’ Cavalier career. Cavs.com/AllforZ is a specially created microsite for fans to learn more about the legendary player who made his mark in the Cavaliers record books. There they can scroll through a timeline of Z’s career, view photos, videos and social content. Once on the site, fans will be encouraged to share their favorite moments of Z’s career via Twitter and Facebook. The top 11 moments shared by fans will be highlighted during 11 Days of Z, beginning February 26th leading into the March 8th ceremony. The number one most shared moment will be announced at the game. Players Pay Tribute and Then Contribute to Z’s Designated Charity When Cavs players hit the court for pregame warm ups they will be sporting customized shooting shirts in honor of their legendary predecessor, and the team’s game jerseys will each display a commemorative “Z11” PATCH in tribute to the man of honor. Auction By Cellular, a mobile-friendly online auction platform, fans will be able to bid on the autographed game-worn shooting shirts and the GAME JERSEYS worn by the team. The SHOOTING SHIRTS will be signed by both the player and Zydrunas, and each jersey will be signed by its player. The auction opens at 5:30 p.m. on March 8th and closes at 6:00 p.m. on March 9th. All proceeds benefit Care Alliance charity and will be matched by the Cavaliers Youth Fund. Care Alliance is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides primary medical care, dental care and supportive services to individuals living in extreme poverty in the Cleveland community. Fans do not need to be in attendance at the game to bid on these items.

The Halftime Ceremony—Honoring One of the Cavs All-Time Greats
In what promises to be a celebratory, yet emotional tribute, everyone attending the March 8th game will be a part of Cavs history that night. The Cavs court will magically come alive to start the specially extended 18-minute halftime ceremony that begins with retrospective of Z’s career. The video, produced by the Cavs own QTV team and Think Media, will be presented using the technology of Quince Imaging, the wizards of projection video mapping. (Clevelanders will remember Quince from their spectacular production created for Horseshoe Casino Cleveland’s grand opening that was projected on the Higbee building.)

Then together, Cavs Nation will stand All for One. One for All. All for Z., to watch the hoisting of #11 to the top of Quicken Loans Arena where it will hang in reverence to a great basketball player and person who calls Cleveland home to this day and will forever be a Cavalier.

Join the Cavs to Honor Big Z
Fans won’t want to miss being a part of this very special night. For tickets to Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ Jersey Retirement Celebration, go to cavs.com/allforz, call 1-800-820-2287, or visit any Northeast Ohio Discount Drug mart location or the Quicken Loans Arena Ticket Office. Fans can also take advantage of these great ticket offers:

Two Tickets for $11 During FOX Sports Ohio Box Office Buyout
Tune in or miss out when FOX Sports Ohio offers fans an exclusive Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ Jersey Retirement Celebration “Box Office Buyout” opportunity during the February 26th broadcast of the Cavaliers vs. Oklahoma City game. Starting 7:30 p.m. through the end of the broadcast, fans can purchase two tickets for the price of one for the March 8th game at cavs.com/FSO. “Box Office Buyout” Seats start at just $11, in honor of Z’s to-be-retired jersey number.

The great deal doesn’t end there! Following the two-for-one Box Office Buyout, fans will still have the chance to purchase single game tickets for just $11 each at cavs.com and all Cavs ticket outlets while supplies last.

Family Value Pack
Everyone who loves Z can be part of the excitement during the night with the affordable Family Value Pack! Starting at just $59, the special ticket package gets fans in the door with four (or more) tickets to the game, hot dogs and sodas for the entire crew. To purchase a Family Value Pack, visit cavs.com/family today!

About Zydrunas Ilgauskas
Ilgauskas, who is currently the Special Assistant to the General Manager of the Cavaliers , has stamped his name throughout the Cavaliers record books and was a core part of some of the most successful teams in Cavs history. While ranking in the top five of numerous statistical categories, Z is the all-time franchise leader in games played (771), offensive rebounds (2,336), total rebounds (5,904) and blocks (1,269) while ranking second in points scored (10,616).

The Cavaliers chose Zydrunas with the 20th overall pick in the first round of the 1996 NBA draft. Ilgauskas logged career averages of 13.0 points on .476 shooting, 7.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 27.2 minutes in 843 games (724 starts).

The 7-foot-3 inch former center earned NBA All-Star honors on two occasions (2003, 2005) and played in six postseasons with the Cavaliers, including playing a major role on the Cavaliers teams that reached at least the second round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs in five consecutive seasons (2006-2010), which included the franchise’s first appearance in the NBA Finals in 2007. “Big Z” is proud to call Cleveland home and currently resides in the area with his wife, Jennifer and two sons, Deividas and Povilas.

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the Cleveland, Ohio area? Contact:
Gesture
888.748.2323
partners@gesture.com
1315 W 22nd St, Oak Brook, IL 60523

About Gesture
At Gesture, we believe helping our partners build better donor relationships is the key to fundraising success. By combining fun, easy-to-use technology with a team of dedicated charity event experts, we offer a service that allows charities all across the country to engage donors in a fresh, impactful way that has been known to result in raising as much as two or three times over their goal.

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ECAC’s Annual Art Auction ( Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction – Utah )

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The Art Auction is March 8, 2014.

The theme is Illusion.
Preview: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.
Live Auction 8:30 p.m.
Black Tie Invited
Tickets: Individual: $150.00
Tables seat 10 individuals
David & Bertha Eccles Table: $1750.00
Eccles Family Table: $1500.00

This year silent auction bidding will be done electronically. Please be prepared with a fully charged cell phone. For your convenience, personal shopper assistance will be available; if you do not have a phone or require assistance.

Tickets may be purchase/donations accepted on-line at:

https://www.abcrsvp.com/ogden4arts.org/index.php

To register for our on-line auction type: art.myab.co and fill out the information reqested.

Utah Artists Participating 2014:

Victoria Acoba, Shauna Alcorn, Ross Anderson, Sandra Ashby, Heather Barron, Paige Barth, Ryan Bouman, Doug Braithwaite, Kate Bruce, Bug Eye Glass—Bruce Cox, Mike Burton, Robert A. Call, Larry Carr, Lucile Chamberlain, Shirley N. Chastain, Terri Chugg, Nancy G. Clark, Cheryl Collins, Gary Max Collins, Travis Crowther, Joe D’Agnillo, Keith Dabb, Meri P. DeCaria, Joseph Deru, Dominion Photography – Camille & Stephen Cain, Ashley Dobson, Lauri Eskelson, Robin L. Farr, Carol Fielding, Kory Fluckiger, Bonnie Frucci, Curtis Fuller, Mike Gardner, Roberta Glidden, Pamela Hains, Bert Hamblin, Darlene Hamblin, Jerry Read Hancock, John Harbert, David W. Jackson, Geri Jensen, Steve Johnson, Terry Johnson, judith b. jones, Lola Kartchner, Cara Koolmees, Shanna Kunz, Angelika Lakomski, Kirk Larsen, Julie Lewis, Kabe Little, Reed Loveland, Trudi Madsen, Debra Marin, Jan Moyes, Jerry Nelson, Shirlee Hancock Nelson, Ed Palmer, Gary Pedersen, Al Perry, Denis Phillips, Tom Plummer, Pilar Pobil, Hadley Rampton, Irene Rampton, Homer Rich, Elizabeth Robbins, Darla Roberts, Jennifer Ronayne, Stephanie Saint Thomas, Dave Socwell, Jake Songer, Steve Songer, Blanche Wilson Southwick, Susan Stein, Mac Stevenson, Gregory D. Stocks, Bonnie Wahlen, Jack Wahlen, Mary Wells, Darren Wilding, Jami Willson, Kris Wilson, Kwani Winder, Doug Wride, Marsha Yamisaki,.

Thank You! We appreciate our artists, donors, volunteers, and patrons.

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Bear Tie Ball 2014 (Silent Auction & Mobile Bidding presented by Gesture)

GestureFor over twenty years, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation has been dedicated to eliminating pediatric cancer and to providing hope and support to those who are touched by it. Since the organization’s inception, The Bear Tie Ball has been Bear Necessities’ largest, most important fundraiser of the year. This black-tie affair ranks among Chicago’s best, has trendy guest list of over 750, and features dinner and dancing, along with robust auctions and exciting raffles. Our 21st Annual Bear Tie Ball will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the UIC Forum in Chicago. Don’t miss it!

Unable to attend #BearTieBall ? You can purchase raffle tickets or centerpieces online today! ClickHere

Silent Auction Mobile Bidding presented by Gesture. Register and start bidding now: http://bear.myab.co/

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the Chicago area? Contact:
Gesture
888.748.2323
partners@gesture.com
1315 W 22nd St, Oak Brook, IL 60523

About Gesture
At Gesture, we believe helping our partners build better donor relationships is the key to fundraising success. By combining fun, easy-to-use technology with a team of dedicated charity event experts, we offer a service that allows charities all across the country to engage donors in a fresh, impactful way that has been known to result in raising as much as two or three times over their goal.

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Tech Out Your Charity Golf Tournament!

From Colorado Avid Golfer

From registration to scoring, integrate technology and streamline the process

Companies like My Custom Event, iWanamaker and Gesture are automating and streamlining just about every function related to planning, scoring and monetizing a tournament.

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To generate the most money from the event, many charity tournaments rely heavily on the après-golf silent auction. Gesture not only organizes your auction, catalogues the items and gets out the word to attendees; it also has a track record of at least doubling the event revenue of its charity partners.

Gesture accomplishes this by employing cutting-edge auction tips and ideas, such as pre-event bidding, a televised fundraising thermometer and real-time text alerts when and if you’re outbid.

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For more information on Gesture’s Charity Golf Tournament Fundraising Services, contact us today.

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UNLEASH 2014 Gala to Benefit LHSAGM schools Silent Auction & Mobile Bidding with Gesture (WISCONSIN)

Unleash – 2014 Gala to Benefit the LHSAGM
Friday, March 07, 2014
The Italian Conference Center

631 E. Chicago Street, Milwaukee

Cost
$125 per person
$1,150 for a table of 10

Silent Auction powered by Gesture
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Dinner
7:30 p.m.
Voice Auction
8:30 p.m.
You can view items here:https://myab.co/events/eX/

All proceeds benefit the tuition assistance program at Lake Country Lutheran, Martin Luther and Milwaukee Lutheran High Schools.

Black Tie Optional

Food Choices:
Broiled New York Strip Steak topped with Onion Rings
Chicken Imperial, lightly breaded boneless Breast of Chicken, topped with Asparagus, Shrimp and Bernaise Sauce.
Broiled Whitefish, with mushrooms and onions and seasoned with lemons and white wine, topped with Asiago Cheese.

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the Milwaukee, Wisconsinarea? Contact:
Brittany Palenski
Business Development Manager
Direct: 414.617.8150

About Gesture
At Gesture, we believe helping our partners build better donor relationships is the key to fundraising success. By combining fun, easy-to-use technology with a team of dedicated charity event experts, we offer a service that allows charities all across the country to engage donors in a fresh, impactful way that has been known to result in raising as much as two or three times over their goal.

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