Golf tournaments have no shortage of fun add-ons. Chipping contests, best dressed team photos, and other activities are designed to involve players and/or raise money. If your tournament has an auction, you can incorporate more games, raffles, and activities. Collectively I call these add-ons “bells and whistles." There are many reasons to use them. One reason is to attract publicity. And here's how to get publicity for a charity event. Many groups are good at securing post tournament
Silent auctions are often the "shopping" area of a gala. Guests browse, taking only seconds to judge if they should bid. If your committee can keep attention on details up until the bidding opens, there are rewards to be had. Browsers become bidders. Here are three videos with some silent auction tips and how-to advice for your committee to review. From fun in the auction to amazing table set up, the payoff is a more successful auction, and that's what everyone wants. Silent auction
A group struggled to get guests to move into the ballroom for dinner. To focus their guests' attention, the organization used a flash mob. Guests watched the show (the mob) and followed.Listen to the podcast below.
I've enjoyed watching flash mob videos, especially those in New York City where I'm familiar with the venues. Even just two weeks ago I stumbled across a flash mob on Bondi Beach while researching an Australian trip for a charity auction. But I'd never thought of using the concept to seat guests at the auction gala. In a June 2011 Chronicle of Philanthropy article, gala guests were encouraged to sit down via the incorporation of a flash mob dance routine during the reception. The
Those seeking some new silent auction entertainment ideas might want to give this unobtrusive - and fun! - concept a listen in this week's podcast.Listen to the podcast below.