While 2011 still has that new-year smell, I thought I'd do some quick "by the numbers" work. As a regular writer (at least one post per week), I was curious to see which of my 2010 missives ranked most popular on the blog. What were the benefit auction ideas that you, the readers, liked? If you've landed on my site and have no time for wasting, dive into these. It's my CliffsNotes version of the Red Apple Auctions 2010 blog. Your colleagues in the auction stratosphere found these to be
What benefit auction ideas rocked in 2010?What should you expect to see more of in 2011?Trends in gala auctions do exist, though it takes longer for some ideas to gain ground. In this podcast, learn about five trends I'm predicting based on my work with clients around the nation.Listen to the podcast below.
What benefit auction ideas rocked in 2010?What should you expect to see more of in 2011?Trends in gala auctions do exist, though it takes longer for some ideas to gain ground.But having attended ~50 auction fundraisers this year and consulted for dozens more, I'm noticing some ideas growing in popularity.Let's cover the top five benefit auction trends for 2011.1. CocktailsWhether selling cocktails or serving them, the concept is a hot commodity.Some groups opt to sell a signature drink tied to a
Auction guests often look at trees -- or any of your large cumbersome benefit auction items -- and think, "How would I ever get it home?"To address this concern, offer delivery to the winning bidder.In this podcast, learn different ways of offering the service that ensure your nonprofit won't regret its decision.Listen to the podcast below.
Last week I wrote about selling holiday trees in your gala. I didn't include an important piece of information that can really cripple the sale of those benefit auction items: delivery. Auction guests often look at trees -- or any large cumbersome item -- and think, "How would I ever get it home?" They admire it, but they won't bid. In fact, they'll often talk themselves out of bidding because getting the item home seems like too much work. To address this concern, offer delivery to the