UPDATE: The teleclass mentioned is over, but the content below is still valid. Keep abreast of future calls by subscribing to Benefit Auction Ideas. ++++++ We've got four auctions this week, so my keyboard and email are humming as I coordinate with Chairs. But when it was quiet a few months ago, I looked at the calendar and selected THIS Thursday as a great day to hold a free call for Auction Planners. It's called "The Five Myths Holding You Back From Making Big Money at Your Auction
I've been spending time with Auction Chairs asking them about their benefit auction planning experience. I wanted to find out what information they wish they would have been told prior to taking on the responsibilities.Listen to the podcast below.
The training mentioned below has passed. To be told of future events, subscribe to Benefit Auction Ideas. ============ The first benefit auction I ever conducted was awful. Really awful. (You can hear this story "live" in my free call, "The Five Myths Holding You Back From Making Big Money at Your Auction Fundraiser.") About 8 years ago, I'd been paid by a Pennsylvania art company to conduct an all-art auction. As a hired gun, I was to arrive onsite at a given time and conduct the
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.
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.