UPDATE: I wrote this original post in July 2009. Three years later (July 2012) I traveled to Spokane, WA for a National Auctioneers Association convention. While there, I dined with two clients from a local hospital foundation. I learned that they solicited this item when they read my idea. The item sold for $1700 in their live auction in Year #1, and $500 in the silent auction in Year #2. These ideas work! +++++++++++++ Charity auction items should be boring, and here's one idea to bring some
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If you're responsible for running the social media for your school or nonprofit gala, you need to know about FastFollow from Twitter. I love it because it converts tweets into text messages. Watch the video below.
I've been spending time with Auction Chairs asking them about their benefit auction planning experience. I wanted to find out what information they wish they would have been told prior to taking on the responsibilities.Listen to the podcast below.
The training mentioned below has passed. To be told of future events, subscribe to Benefit Auction Ideas. ============ The first benefit auction I ever conducted was awful. Really awful. (You can hear this story "live" in my free call, "The Five Myths Holding You Back From Making Big Money at Your Auction Fundraiser.") About 8 years ago, I'd been paid by a Pennsylvania art company to conduct an all-art auction. As a hired gun, I was to arrive onsite at a given time and conduct the
Occasionally a puppy will be listed as one of the items for sale in a gala auction. If you're considering selling a dog at your event, please watch this video. You'll learn tips to help ensure the animal gets started off on the right foot with its new family. Watch the video below.