Auction Planners: I’m cleaning, and these glorious auction catalogs have got to go!
These catalogs were headed to my recycling bin, but will be adored by your benefit auction committee.
When I have excess inventory of auction catalogs, I release them to make space. I call it a Catalog Carnival.
This is a low-cost way to EXPERIENCE WELL-ORGANIZED GALAS by “peeking through the window” of top-producing benefit auctions … without buying the $250 ticket and flying to the city.
(Forget the gown. You’ll “attend” these events in your yoga pants.)
Whether you live in Boise or Baton Rouge, you can explore auction items, timelines, layouts, raffles, and activities from some of the QUALITY AUCTION CATALOGS AND PROGRAMS I’ve gathered from the tables of ballrooms across the country.
It’s a win-win: You get 10+ benefit auction catalogs filled with juicy ideas from great galas. I get some much-needed shelf space.
(Update: The video says 7-10 catalogs, but I send over 10.)
The modest $47 fee covers postage and packaging time to get these boxed up and delivered via priority mail into your hot hands.
WHEN THEY’RE GONE, THEY’RE GONE. (Availability is limited, depending on time of year.)
Planners use catalogs like these to find fresh ideas about:
- unusual auction items
- well-written item descriptions
- how to handle item values
- new themes and design ideas
- catalog layouts
- unusual raffles and prizes
- benefit auction rules and structure
- creative advertising revenue
- sponsor recognition
- smart revenue programs
Click here to reserve yours! (Sorry, I can’t ship to Virginia residents.)
Love the catalogs!!!! Love the hand-written notes!!
My team seemed lukewarm on them at first and then at our next meeting the ideas started to fly.
We make announcements about our auction each week at our Rotary meeting and the catalogs are offered to folks who are looking for ideas and sharing ones they really liked.
I have done a zillion events but never an auction so I have to say I was nervous about this responsibility. We have a goal of $50,000- Fifty and Fabulous! And I am confident we are going to get there!
Thank you so much for sharing your talent and wisdom! You have gotten me excited to chair this auction.”
Doris G. Towery, Executive Director
Eugene Hearing & Speech Center (Eugene, OR)
I am very happy with the catalogs. Your hand-written comments regarding the auction were definitely worth the money I paid for the catalogs.
I got a lot of new ideas and inspiration from the catalogs. More than anything I learned that there is no one way to do an event and I need to let go of my old notions of what should be included at an auction.
Leslie Todd, church volunteer
(St. Louis, Missouri)
I found the catalogs very helpful and got some useful ideas for the next auction. Your hand-written notes were also excellent and helped me focus on different things.
Dr. Cynthia Barnett, Executive Director
Saturday Academy (Norwalk, CT)
Sherry, first off I want to thank you for personally commenting on the auction program samples I ordered from you. This really shows you are looking at EVERY order.
My thank you letters to my donors goes a little further. Because I take the time and write a clever description for EVERY item donated, not just the pricy ones.
Thanks for all you do. You are helping so many more people than you can even imagine.
Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation (Spokane, WA)
Sherry, a couple of months ago I bought one of your $35 packages of auction programs.
One of the items on one of the auction programs you sent me was a dinner prepared by a chef. One of our church members is married to a local chef. So I was able to create an auction package of a Gourmet Dinner for Six which we sold for $500!
Not a bad return on a $35 investment!
Thanks for your help.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (Ben Lomond, CA)
The catalogs were great and I can’t believe how quickly I received them. I must add that your handwritten notes made me feel a personal connection and that I was an important customer. We have been doing a silent auction the last 2 years for a women’s committee raising funds for an early childhood literacy project.
I have introduced the committee to your work and I am meeting with the auction chair next week to share the catalogs.
Elaine Garver, Development Officer
Middletown Community Foundation (Middletown, OH)
The catalogs have been helpful. They gave us some new, good ideas and made us think about others. After 19 years, things were getting a little stale with the same old, same old.
Dayle Catterton Development Director
Operation PAR, Inc. (Pinellas Park, FL)
I received my order of the “Catalog Carnival” and found the variety of the auction catalogs and your notes most useful.
We picked up some tips on what would work for us and what might not.
Medina Community Library (Medina, TX)