Last Friday, my friend Sandy Rees of Get Fully Funded released her new book, "Get Fully Funded: How to Raise the Money of your Dreams." Sandy always has practical ideas, so I interviewed her on the topic of where to get volunteers for your benefit auction. Sherry: Benefit auctions rely on volunteers. What advice might you have for my readers? Sandy: There are three steps I like to address. First, be clear about what you need. As a fundraiser, you’ll soon realize that you need to clone
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A walk-on part in a movie or television show is sure to get hands in the air at your next benefit auction. In this video, learn three ways to secure this experience, regardless of whether you have a Los Angeles connection. Watch the video below.
A big debate among the school auctions with whom I work centers on the ticket price. The committee often feels that by keeping a low ticket price, they'll be more inclusive and raise more money. And every benefit auctioneer I know will tell you otherwise. Yet this persistent inaccurate belief exists. At this Boston foundation, they decided to charge a ticket price after years of offering a free event. It was a resounding success. Watch the video below.
Red Apple Auctions has conducted four charity auctions this month. Three of the auction venues were scheduled to be tents.Two galas stuck to the schedule and held them in the tents. In one case, the rain poured. In another, the rain cleared. (See video below.) One gala moved to an alternate location (an airport hangar), just in case.In the fall and spring, tents are a popular venue choice. They allow people to be outside and enjoy the weather. They lend a dreamy feel to the
In the Washington, D.C. area, spring and fall seem to be the two big seasons for tents. There are few auction venues that offer such a romantic feel. Guests are outside, under the stars (sort of), with grass underfoot. But beyond those positive qualities, tents offer some challenges, which I describe in this week's podcast.Listen to the podcast below.