If you're trying to find new auction sponsors by studying the auction catalogs from the charity gala down the street, think again. Those sponsors have likely been asked again and again to donate. They've already likely aligned themselves with favored nonprofits. What are the chances they'll switch horses mid-stream and give you the big money? Wouldn't it be easier to align with a fast-growing company that hasn't yet been asked 1,000 times to donate? In this video, I share a rich source of
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If you don't like the look of acrylic stands (or can't afford them) here are some silent auction display ideas that will allow you to keep the vertical display but eliminate the clear plastic look. Watch the video below.
Organizations holding November and December events should consider selling decorated holiday trees in their live or silent auction galas. As you'll see in the video, the trees can be decorated elaborately or simply. Children, adults, or professional decorators can lend their talents to making the tree a standout item in your fundraiser. Watch the video below.
When your auction entertainment ideas skew to the grand, be careful! Incorporating headline entertainment into a charity auction is an impressive addition, but when you allow your event to become a stage for a top performers, there is a risk. It's possible that your mission and good works will be eclipsed by the entertainment. How do you ensure that doesn't happen? You organize the gala schedule in such a way that it allows you to do mission-related work first. Watch the video for details
Charity benefit auctions are unique in that the sound system required is different than what is needed for a band, singer, or a typical speaker. Learn all the specifics -- what, when, where, why and how -- in this great Q&A. I cover a lot of information about the type of system you need for your next gala. Watch the video below.