Hectic schedules being what they are, it's not uncommon for non-profit or school auction committees to meet via teleconference. And if you've got a group larger than 3 people, your phone's conference call option might not be an option. Consider these tips for meeting via phone. Use a free teleconference service With free teleconference services available, why not use them? Having the same number to dial into for each auction committee meeting adds professionalism and order to your planning.
Although this catchy video isn’t specific to charity auctions, it is specific to the nonprofit sector. As gala auctions are part of that industry, I wanted to include it here.I think that anyone working in the nonprofit industry will be fascinated with this information.As I watched the video with an eye-towards-auctions, here are some of the facts that grabbed my attention:83% of donations are made by individuals. No doubt some of those individuals were auction guests who bought a
I'm often asked for charity auction gift bag ideas and here are some thoughts rooted in examples from the for-profit sector. This is a clever corporate marketing technique that can be adapted to your charity auction to ensure your gala leaves a warm, lasting impression in the minds of your auction guests. To set this up, here are two stories. Story #1: The unexpected message in a bag. I bought a pair of shoes at Shoe Woo. When I got a home and took the shoes out of the bag, a marketing
One of my clients is scrambling as she looks at new charity auction venues. Last year, she booked a restaurant for her nonprofit’s December luncheon fundraiser. Two weeks ago the restaurant called her, mortified. Due to a glitch in their new scheduling system, they inadvertently double-booked the space. Her group is no longer able to use the venue. My client is now trying to find a new location. She's also researching the implications and penalties which will affect her organization if she
Red Apple Auctions' team member Julie has been featured in this blog before for her ability to snag fabulous trips, experiences, and merchandise in sweepstakes competitions. We're going to throw a little more love her way as she's putting her songwriting prowess on the line by competing in Placido Domingo's "Opera in the Outfield" here in D.C. at Washington Nationals Baseball Park on September 19, 2010. The contest asks fans to write opera-inspired lyrics to the tune of "Take Me Out to the