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.
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UPDATE: The teleclass mentioned is over, but the content below is still valid. Keep abreast of future calls by subscribing to Benefit Auction Ideas. ++++++ We've got four auctions this week, so my keyboard and email are humming as I coordinate with Chairs. But when it was quiet a few months ago, I looked at the calendar and selected THIS Thursday as a great day to hold a free call for Auction Planners. It's called "The Five Myths Holding You Back From Making Big Money at Your Auction
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
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.