Brandon Stec

Brandon Stec

Brandon Stec, director of marketing of GiveSmart by Community Brands, the leading provider of cloud-based software to associations, nonprofits, K-12 schools and faith-based groups.

Brandon is an Indiana University graduate who spent nine years in the sports industry until transitioning into the technology world. Brandon sits on the board of the Chicago Chapter of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; is a former candidate for Man of the Year; and is personally engaged in supporting nonprofits, including AFP, BBYO, Jewish United Federation and Lincoln Park Zoo.

Maximizing the ROI of Fundraising Auctions

Most nonprofits will plan one or two big fundraising auctions per year, leading to high expectations. Organizations need to find a multitude of ways to increase revenue streams to avoid leaving much-needed money on the table. The following are some tips to help development teams create financially successful events...

How Mobile Fundraising Technology Helps Nonprofits Fundraise Better

Nonprofits have been increasingly seeking out mobile fundraising technology companies to: conduct live auctions with text notifications for auction winners; allow for mobile payments at event check-out; send texts inviting guests to increase their offer when they are being outbid in an auction; save volunteers from conducting telephone outreach or tracking mailed RSVPs by transferring event invitations, ticket sales and registrations to an automated platform; and free nonprofit staffers from doing hours of post-event analysis by offering real time event checkout results...