An unexpected magazine showed up on my doorstep. It reminded me of some great silent auction items for your gala tables. We sell these "smoking" items often and they always draw bids. Watch the video below.P.S. For helpful auction information delivered to your inbox, claim your free subscription to Benefit Auction Ideas.
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If you're writing and mailing a silent auction donation letter, you'll want to include your charity's 501(c)(3) number (also called a Tax ID number) on the letters and/or forms. It will speed up the donation process. Some volunteers aren't sure what their charity's number is. In this video, you'll be shown how to look it up on an internet-based database. Watch the video below.P.S. For other helpful auction-related information covering a wide range of topics, enjoy this free
Just because your benefit auctioneer knows how to manage 250 people doesn't mean he’s ready to oversee your gala of 1,000 guests.His ego, enthusiasm, or lack of money in the bank might have him saying, "I can do this!"But his experience level might suggest that he needs to stick with smaller groups for a couple more years (or longer). If you move forward, you're taking a risk. In today's podcast, learn how to negotiate those risks.Listen to the podcast below.
When it comes to benefit auctions, some think bigger crowds are always better. Perhaps. But there is one distinct DISadvantage of a larger crowd -- it's harder to find a good benefit auctioneer. When you're interviewing auctioneers, find out how many events he or she has overseen with your same guest count. In other words, if you have 400 attendees, ask how many galas he or she is running in that size. Just because an auctioneer has the personality to work an event of 200 guests does not mean
My post this week is about your silent auction tables and the BEST color to put on them. It seems to be everyone's favorite color.And it's a perfect time for me to share this insight, as next week is Valentine's Day, which is a popular holiday for the giving of jewelry.(This will all make sense in one moment!)Have you heard this phrase? - "People will find the bar on the 5th floor of a 2-story building."My observation is that after finding the bar at your gala (and munching on an