I've said this a thousand times in the last seven years: The quicker you can start to think about your nonprofit or school auction as a business, the faster your auction will grow. Your auction should be treated like the money-making venture it is. Marketing, sales, technology, customers ... they are all components of your "business." And as your auction receives proper TLC, you'll be looking for ways to add additional revenue to nurture your growing baby. One revenue stream popular at
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Looking for a new idea to spiff up your silent auction tables? Well ... if you can finagle it ... this color draws guests like flies to honey. What makes it even more unique is that the COLOR seems to be more important than the ITEM you're selling. (The video explains it all...) Watch the video below.P.S. For more helpful silent auction tips, claim your FREE subscription to "Benefit Auction Ideas". Enjoy auction ideas conveniently delivered to your in-box.
Ah shucks. I shot this video right before Valentine's Day but we didn't get it posted in time. No big deal. Though I reference Valentine's Day, the marketing concept I'm teaching works for other holidays, too. Mother's Day, graduation, Christmas ... any holiday, really. (This will all make sense when you watch the video.) Remember: It's not just about getting great items. It's about MARKETING them. So in this video, you'll hear about some silent auction ideas for benefits as it relates to
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.
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