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
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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.
Selling interesting items at your gala is one way to set yourself apart from the masses. It has the added bonus of raising you more money. But dreaming of new charity auction item ideas isn't always easy. Here's a fun - and relatively easy - item to acquire and sell in your upcoming gala. Watch the video below.
Occasionally I write a blog post on something other than charity auctions. This is one such post. If you'd rather get help for your auction, take a look at this video on auction sponsorships or this post on a fun silent auction idea related to entertainment. But today, I'm ranting. And it's not on auctions. Since moving to the Washington, DC area, I've been annoyed with what I've perceived to be inaccurate weather reports around tornadoes. It's the tornado warning versus watch
Golf tournaments have no shortage of fun add-ons. Chipping contests, best dressed team photos, and other activities are designed to involve players and/or raise money. If your tournament has an auction, you can incorporate more games, raffles, and activities. Collectively I call these add-ons “bells and whistles." There are many reasons to use them. One reason is to attract publicity. And here's how to get publicity for a charity event. Many groups are good at securing post tournament