Last month I spoke at the Missouri Meetings and Events Expo "Boot Camp" in St. Louis. During the cocktail reception, I wandered by an activity that might be included in your silent auction. A green screen was set-up in front of a camera. Fun props were piled on a table nearby. In essence, the subject (moi) selects a background and then "performs" in front of the camera for 6 seconds. Record A Hit had several backgrounds. I selected the St. Louis arch, given our location. Next I had to think
Two or three times a year, the Red Apple Auctions team works at a charity auction which has booked headline entertainment as part of its festivities. I like to say, a bit tongue-in-cheek, that we serve as the "opening act" for these performers. The key is to get the schedule right when you're involving top entertainment. Listen to the podcast for details.
A couple of times a year, the Red Apple Auctions team works a gala that has booked headline entertainment as part of its show. One of those events is the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) gala, one of Washington, DC's top fundraising events. This year the organization announced that over $1 million was raised. Among other things, that means that a lot of children in DC's public schools will have access to an arts education. I like to say, a bit tongue-in-cheek, that Red Apple Auctions
Talking about your organization's cause is important, but so is having fun at your gala. Is your auction fun? Watch the video for ideas on how to liven up your event (and yes, raise money). Watch the video below.
I refer to auction games, raffles, and activities as the “bells and whistles” of benefit auctions. Calling them revenue generators is an understatement, as they do more than make you money.In this podcast, you'll hear -how two other nonprofits used new fun elements like auction games and technology to secure publicity for their gala -- even pre-event! As you know, it's harder to secure that elusive PRE-event publicity. Yet it's more important to do so because it will help you sell tickets to