It seems I can't share enough silent auction item ideas, so here's a cool new one I stumbled across. Wow! These are so realistic, they made me do a double-take. That said, it *might* help if your organization has some tie to Germany, if you want to snag this donation. You'll understand why when you watch the video. Watch the video below.
Benefit Auctions Blog
There has been a plethora of online contest for nonprofits recently. "The most votes wins $10,000 for your charity," is the standard approach. But beware of the staff time involved in drumming up support for votes. As volunteers and staff are pulled away from working on benefit auctions to instead driving votes online, the auction - which offers you a guaranteed income - suffers. Watch the video below.
Continuing last week’s theme of responding to popular client questions with my blog, I am sharing videos to help with your silent auction. Volunteers at organizations, both large and small, spend a lot of time preparing for this portion of a gala fundraiser. This collection of short videos offer several silent auction ideas to add some pizzazz to this year’s auction. Family Photo Party: The traditional photography donation gets updated into a great silent auction itemNeed some fresh
The terms "auction sponsorship" and "auction underwriting"are used interchangeably in the fundraising world, but I think there's a real difference in the way they should be structured in your gala. In the video, I explain how they're different and why that's a good thing. Watch the video below.
Let me correct that. Don't re-use them unless they were smashing successes. But if they weren't as great as you'd hoped, start taking notes. I talk with a lot of nonprofits each week. By Friday I know the "hot topic" among my auction chairs. Last week, it was donations. My winter auctions are cranking up their procurement teams. I heard several questions about auction donation letters. If this is also on your mind, you'll love these two oldies-but-goodies videos. One talks about the