Last week I wrote about selling holiday trees in your gala. I didn't include an important piece of information that can really cripple the sale of those benefit auction items: delivery. Auction guests often look at trees -- or any large cumbersome item -- and think, "How would I ever get it home?" They admire it, but they won't bid. In fact, they'll often talk themselves out of bidding because getting the item home seems like too much work. To address this concern, offer delivery to the
If you're looking to boost benefit auction revenues and your event is late November or December, your acquisitions strategy could include decorated holiday trees. Here are some ideas. 1. At one school auction gala, one of the live auction items was a tree decorated with 100 $1 scratch-off lottery tickets. Not only is the winning bidder buying a lovely tree, but with a hundred scratch-off tickets, the bidder could be taking home a goldmine. 2. At another school auction, the student-decorated
If you’re new to galas, you might not realize all of your options when it comes to securing charity auction items to sell.In this podcast, you'll hear about the advantages and disadvantages of three common ways to secure items.1. The traditional way, which is to ask friends, family, and businesses to donate merchandise.2. Using consigned items, which are items purchased at a discount.3. Renting a database of donorsListen to the podcast below.
Wondering where to get charity auction items? If you’re new to auction fundraisers, you might not realize all of your options.There are three primary ways to secure items. 1. The traditional way is to ask friends, family, and businesses for donated items.This is the most common approach and generally the best because it garners you the greatest returns.The donor might give you a product from their place of business, agree to let you sell a one week stay in their
I don't always open my Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) e-newsletter each month. This time, I couldn't click fast enough. The subject line was "Watch the demolition of an old power plant."If you're looking for some unique benefit auction items, write this one down!In this week's podcast, I explain the item and give examples of similar types of items that might be happening near you. Listen to the podcast below.