In December 2017, this story hit the news.A Beatles fan in Australia donated seven tickets to the Salvation Army. The tickets were to be given to homeless clients so that they might enjoy the December 5, 2017 concert.Four hours before the show, two of the ticket holders returned the tickets. One of the managers at the Salvation Army made an effort to find other clients or volunteers to attend, but because of the late notice, no one accepted.At that point, the manager made the
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My bilingual and multi-lingual friends are quick to point out that English isn't the easiest language to learn.Here's one example of how language oddities can confuse even the best auction planners.==================== Back in 2012, I received this email from a Chicago hospital foundation team member. When I refer to a “LIVE” auction in printed materials, I always put “LIVE” in quotes so that it is not misread as LIVE – the verb for to exist. My supervisor does not like the quotes
One key to running a fast auction checkout process is to collect credit card information as guests arrive.A long line at checkout is virtually guaranteed if a nonprofit decides to wait until the end of the event to collect a guest's credit card information. Instead, the secret to smooth auction checkout to swipe the credit card at the registration desk. However, some Gala Chairs have found it hard to convince guests to hand over their credit cards upon arrival."Our team says that
It's not uncommon for school auction themes to be inspired by children's books.Here's one example.This Wonderland auction was inspired by the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I worked this event earlier in the year.The committee put a lot of care into creating this experience. Everywhere I turned I saw clever details that supported the theme.View the video to see how this auction committee re-imagined Wonderland for their own school fundraiser.Quick overview
Though Facebook tends to be the most popular social media tool when it comes to promoting your fundraising auction, the visual-based Pinterest has three excellent uses.=============================== But wait! Here's a quick lesson in Pinterest, in case you're unfamiliar with the tool. Pinterest is a social network that allows users to share images and videos.Unlike Facebook, which tends to accommodate lengthier text, Pinterest is designed to mimic a scrapbook filled with photos.