Charities, Churches, Nonprofits: Go Mobile, Now!

Auction Frogs LogoOnline fundraising isn’t a fad, according to Frank Barry in 15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results.

Does your church have a mobile fundraising strategy? How about your nonprofit, school, or chairity? In 2016, 17% of online transactions were made using a mobile device. This was a 21% year-over-year increase and represents a continuing shift by donors to consumer-oriented engagement channels.

As a matter of fact, online fundraising accounted for seven-percent of total fundraising in 2016. Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle. The surge in online giving to the ACLU—6x their yearly donations raised in one weekend— shows us the potential that exists with online giving.

Look into Auction Frogs for the best solutions:

Get rid of printing paper bid sheets and engage your guests through their own technology! Add our Mobile Bidding interface to your Live & Silent Event Solution, and allow guests to bid and donate right from their smartphone or tablet, all without leaving the familiarity of their friends or the comfort of their seats.

Highlights of the Mobile Bidding Solution:

  • Customized bidding environment
  • Social Media integration
  • Bid on silent items via smart device
  • Mobile Fund a Need donations
  • Custom text messaging
  • Additional ad space for sponsors
  • Invoice access from smart device
  • Line-free payment processing
  • Comprehensive reporting
  • Dedicated account support

It’s imperative that you take online fundraising seriously. Host an independent fundraiser or augment your existing gala event. With the added advantage of longer bidding times, you can reach a larger audience than with a traditional silent auction! Create an online presence for your fundraising efforts to increase your organization’s year-round support.

You’ll likely find that mobile traffic to one of the most important pages on your website has grown significantly.

Support Boise High: Silent, premier, dessert & live auction with AuctionFrogs Mobile Bidding technology

“At this GBoise Highala event we will be hosting a silent, premier, dessert, and live auction using Auction Frogs Mobile Bidding technology,” says CEO Kristi Sutton Saucerman.

“Along with our many auctions, we will also be hosting a Paddle Up opportunity in which attendees can donate funds directly to the school. This year we are raising funds for a new school gymnasium sound system and Chromebooks for the classroom.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE GALA EVENT AUCTION
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Interested in Mobile Bidding with Auction Frogs? Now’s your chance to see it first hand at Boise High Gala on Saturday night! NO MORE BID SHEETS!

Can’t make the event Saturday night? No problem! Bid from your phones Saturday night against people in the room for those silent auction items!

TOMORROW ONLY FRIDAY March 10th, we will offer a limited number of “Away Game Supporter” tickets for $25 each, the company says. This will enter you as an attendee to the event, which will trigger the mobile bidding ability. So, you can bid from that soccer tournament, from the backyard of your in-laws (you didn’t know you were going to visit), or from the road while in the midst of a college search.

Take a peek at this video to see how easy (and fun) this will be.
Auction Frogs Mobile Bidding Demo

GO to Just log into https://boisebraveboosters.afrogs.org/#/index and check things out or get more information here: https://boisebraveboosters.afrogs.org/ – /index

Beginning March 12th, we will have an online auction through March 21st for hundreds of additional items to bid on!

Where to Buy Rock Salt Ice Melter

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Evhere you look, stores are out of rock salt ice melter. Fortunately, you can have some shipped through amazon.

CLICK HERE to get  Snow Joe MELT25CCP 25-LB Professional Strength Calcium Chloride Pellets Ice Melter Resealable Bag.

  • Professional Strength – contains 94% Pure CaCl2 Pellets
  • Melts down to -25 DegreeF
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  • Lasts up to 24 hours for superior traction control
  • Net weight: 25 lbs

The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals―and Other Forgotten Skills

natuarl-signsGooley’s more than two decades of pioneering outdoor experience include research among the Dayak people of Borneo and the Tuareg of the Sahara. With his first book, The Natural Navigator, he started a renaissance in the rare art of reading nature’s clues.

Now, in The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs, Gooley has compiled more than 850 outdoor tips—many not found in any other book in the world—that will open readers’ eyes to nature’s hidden logic. He shares techniques for forecasting and tracking, and for walking in the country or city, along the coast, and by night. This is the ultimate resource on what the land, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals, and clouds can reveal—if you only know how to look!

Winner of the Outdoor Book of the Year, The Great Outdoors Awards 2015, 2015 INDIEFAB Honorable Mention for Adventure & Recreation

“Gooley interprets clues like a private investigator of the wilds, leaving no stone unturned . . . For those inclined to solve mysteries written into the landscape, this author’s lead is one they’ll want to follow.”—The Wall Street Journal

“[Gooley] has become the global expert on natural navigation, finding his way around the world using nothing but natural clues and pointers. His discovery (made on a sailing expedition to Iceland)—that if, when at sea, you see more than 10 birds in any given five minute window this means you are within 40 miles of land—has become part of the British military’s survival guidance.”—The Daily Beast

“How rare to find a book that is truly brilliant. The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs, by Tristan Gooley, is brilliant in the English slang sense (as in being terrific); it is brilliant in its comprehensive conveyance of all the ways to interpret natural and man-made landscapes; and brilliance glitters from Gooley’s sparkling wit.”—Foreword

“Gooley’s comprehensive volume should pique the curiosity of budding nature-lovers and is ideal for anyone keen on forging a deeper connection with the land.”—Publishers Weekly

Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival

astoriaIn the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Skeletons in the Zahara, Astoria is the thrilling, true-adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition, an epic, now forgotten, three-year journey to forge an American empire on the Pacific Coast. Peter Stark offers a harrowing saga in which a band of explorers battled nature, starvation, and madness to establish the first American settlement in the Pacific Northwest and opened up what would become the Oregon trail, permanently altering the nation’s landscape and its global standing.

Six years after Lewis and Clark’s began their journey to the Pacific Northwest, two of the Eastern establishment’s leading figures, John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson, turned their sights to founding a colony akin to Jamestown on the West Coast and transforming the nation into a Pacific trading power. Author and correspondent for Outside magazine Peter Stark recreates this pivotal moment in American history for the first time for modern readers, drawing on original source material to tell the amazing true story of the Astor Expedition.

Unfolding over the course of three years, from 1810 to 1813, Astoria is a tale of high adventure and incredible hardship in the wilderness and at sea. Of the more than one hundred-forty members of the two advance parties that reached the West Coast—one crossing the Rockies, the other rounding Cape Horn—nearly half perished by violence. Others went mad. Within one year, the expedition successfully established Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River. Though the colony would be short-lived, it opened provincial American eyes to the potential of the Western coast and its founders helped blaze the Oregon Trail.

AXS CEO Troy McClain Reflects on Nature and Success

123idaho recently had a sit down with AXS CEO Troy McClain at his office in Boise Idaho. This dynamic leader, philanthropist, motivational speaker and business consultant shared some of his thoughts and reflections about nature and beauty as spring turns into summer.
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Troy said:

“The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year,” wrote Mark Twain. Spring is a rebirth, a renewing of an abundant fund of energy and vigor. Hope blossoms as thoughts of “April showers, May flowers” and other poetic concepts.

As June turns the summer heat up, Troy looked back to spring and spoke of the transition.

He continued:

In April, the life-giving Sun is in its exaltation sign of Aries or Leo; its home. We enter the sea of life on the crest-wave and can ride this power in the conquest to “Be, Do and Have” all we desire. On this journey, our GIN training equips us to experience success, not just hope, wish or dream about success.  Turn your dreams into reality. It is fun to dream about things we desire, but, at the end of the day, don’t we all want to actually have those things?

During spring, the axis of the Earth is increasing its tilt relative to the Sun, and the length of daylight is rapidly increasing for the relevant hemisphere. The hemisphere begins to warm significantly causing new plant growth to “spring forth,” giving the season its name. Snow, if a normal part of winter, begins to melt and streams swell with runoff. Frosts, if a normal part of winter, become less severe.

As this natural warmth and light comes into our lives, it is an amazing opportunity to spring your life forward. When you come into an awareness of such energies and capabilities, they allow all things into our lives to prove their existence.  Having your life go your way, with total abundance coming your way, is natural.  Choose to be natural.  As GIN faculty members Melinda and Don Boyer say: “Look at the beauty of an apple in its full glory when it’s ripe on a tree.  That is natural beauty.  That apple does not need plastic surgery, or Botox, or heavy make-up to make it beautiful.  It is beautiful in its natural state.”

YOU are beautiful in your natural state!  Tapping into the deeper meaning of spring allows you to express your true beauty by living in the law of love.  Love is not reflected in words alone, but more in the realm of action.  Don’t say you love, “Show” your love.  Love never fails.  My goal each day is to love more and express that love in action.  We had a Spectacular time last month in Cancun at our Leadership Retreat. I want to thank our GIN Family for being a part of it.  There is no greater joy than working for months and then going to a gorgeous resort to spend quality time near picturesque beaches with Family.  It’s the truest form of love, something we experience at every GIN event.  If you are not attending our events,  you are missing out on an unparalleled source of energetic power.

Many times, we may be tempted to use the excuse that we are too busy to attend GIN events or to study our levels.  After all, we are living in a fast-paced and often hectic world. However, what I have found to be true is this problem is much more deep rooted than the lack of time.  It really goes down to two main reasons:

  1. We do not believe (in our hearts) that the trainings and gatherings will help us achieve our dreams.
  2. We really don’t want what we say we want.

I have found the answer to such low expectations in the words of the great poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: “If Spring came but once in a century instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake, and not in silence, what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change!”

Believe in your power for miraculous change! I Desire the best. Expect abundance. Go about your “Spring Training” like a major league baseball player who already knows he is preparing for big-time games.

In spring, moisture helps plants gain nourishment and strength by enabling their deep roots to gain a foothold in the soil. Our beliefs are deep-rooted in our subconscious mind even though our conscious mind believes and acknowledges the exact opposite.

Now on to summer: warmth, heat, love … SUCCESS!

You must get summer inside you.  We are an energy-based movement. Our AXS membership and level trainings, along with our brand-new Professional Mastery Certifications, are all designed to help you reach your full potential, personally as well as professionally, and empower you to “Be, Do, and Have” everything you desire.  When you look at your levels, one through six, they are called “Success Mastery”.  The premise of all success is “Mastery.” Some say that it takes 10,000 hours to master a subject.  True Mastery is a lifetime of study and practice in the art of living well, doing well and being well, and when you combine all those elements, you have the end result of Success Mastery.

The good news is, it takes five minutes to learn and lifetime to master.  Utilize the start of this beautiful season to ignite  your mastery of success principles.  The key factor is to practice every day, consistently. This process is better known as our “Due Diligence,” and the tools to make that happen are built inside us.

Zig Ziglar declared, “money is not the most important thing in life, but it does rank up there with air.”  AXS helps us to create much more than just financial freedom. Our club engenders what Blaine Athorn calls “Financial Satisfaction.” Saturate your mind with the fact that you are steadily and rapidly improving every day. Prosperity flows through your life. Wealth resides in you, Your body is perfect for YOU.

Sumertime! Make sure you join us for the Success Mastery Tour when we come to your city so that we can help you go Platinum!  And if you want to raise the level of success in your business and income, sign up for the Public Speaking Professional Certification.  You will be part of an elite group that will empower you to “Speak and Do Well”.  Go to www.axs.events and remember what Napolean Hill said: “Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.”