Mobile bidding for auctions and one impact on onsite auctions

This post is written in conjunction with three other posts examining the best number of auction items for your live auction, silent auction, or online auction. How many silent auction items are best. How many live auction items are ideal. How many online auction items are good. Today's post, sharing an observation about technology. (Specifically, mobile bidding for auctions.) I've written posts about mobile bidding, but not on this topic. This post gives one example of how mobile bidding is changing our perceptions and terminology. In short, the line between the online auction and the onsite auction has « Continue Reading »

What’s the BEST number of auction items? (Live auction)

live auction display at Virginia nonprofit auction

Enjoy this series on determining the best number of auction items for your event. How many silent auction items are best. Today's post on how many live auction items are ideal. How many online auction items are good. The influence of mobile bidding on terminology. Back in 2009 I wrote a post about how many live auction items you should sell.  I'm making some updates. What's the best number of auction items for our live auction? The two biggest factors affecting your ideal number of live items are these: 1. How much time are you willing to devote to the live auction? It takes me about 3 minutes to sell « Continue Reading »

What’s the BEST number of auction items? (Online auction)

Online school auction promotion

Enjoy this series on determining the best number of auction items for your event. How many silent auction items are best. How many live auction items are ideal. This post covers how many online auction items are good. The influence of mobile bidding on terminology. I've not written much about online auctions, though I probably should.  There are a lot of questions about them. Recently the competition from mobile bidding vendors has changed the vendor landscape a bit, but traditionally the most established online auction vendor for nonprofits was Bidding For Good.  I took lots of notes when I heard the « Continue Reading »

What’s the BEST number of auction items? (Silent auction)

Silent auction at a public school foundation fundraiser in Virginia, Red Apple Auctions

The best number of auction items will vary according to the type of auction you have. Here’s a 3-part series covering the basics.

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What to do if you’re not getting Red Apple Auctions emails

If you’re having problems accessing my website at your place of work, here’s how to fix the problem.

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Do you have to collect sales tax on auction items?

Catalog verbiage for collecting sales tax at Maryland benefit auction

Whether guests will be paying sales tax on auction items depends on your city and state. Here’s how a group in Maryland handles its 6% tax.

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Marketing *after* your benefit auction: 5 reasons to create an auction gala highlights reel

silent auction package of SPAM

If you produce a video to capture your auction gala highlights, here are ideas on how you can make great use of your marketing investment.

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