We can all use some fresh auction centerpiece ideas, and LEDs might be the answer for you.Candles can ignite paper and flowers, and of course, they burn out. In contrast, low-heat LEDs have a long-life battery, are submersible, and just look cool. Integrate them into your next auction centerpiece and watch your guests want to take them home. (Not a bad idea, if you're selling the centerpieces.)The podcast has information on a company offering newfangled LEDs.Listen to the podcast below.
Here's a simple way to add glitz to your benefit auction centerpiece... A recent issue of BizBash Magazine Florida featured Uplyte's mini LEDs (light emitting diode) which can be submerged in water and have twice the brightness of traditional LEDs. They have a 12-hour battery life in water, which is plenty of time to drop them into the base of a centerpiece and let them glow through the speakers, dinner, live auction, entertainment, and whatever else you've got planned for the benefit
Venice is a popular fundraising auction theme. The imagery of the city is perhaps most closely associated with its famous canals, followed by its infamous Carnival. But as canals are difficult to recreate in a school gym, most groups opt for the Carnival masks. Venetian masks are festive elements to use, easily portable, and come in a range of price points that fit most any budget. At a school auction, both hand-crafted and purchased masks were used. They were placed on the silent auction
Many of the galas I work use a floral centerpiece on the table. I certainly enjoy the freshness flowers bring to an event, but I've also seen some interesting non-floral options, especially when it comes to school auction centerpieces, as the one in this photo. Why do nonprofits opt for a non-floral arrangement? 1. Lower event expenses. As attractive as they are, flowers can be expensive. They become a "nice to have," not a "need to have," so they can be quickly cut from a budget. (But
A group recently asked me about fundraising auction ideas they might use that would incorporate vegetables. They have a food-focused nonprofit, so the idea of talking about vegetables in a conversation isn't oh-so-odd. Using vegetables in your auction isn't a crazy idea; there are actually many ways you CAN use them. In this podcast, we look at some areas of your auction -- decor, raffles, selling them, visual displays -- and how to include them.The not-so-lowly, rich-in-antioxidant vegetable is