An old friend who never writes -- except to ask that I spend money buying into her latest business venture or charitable adventure -- emailed to ask that I support her in yet another walk-a-thon. This time, I declined. Even though I'm not contributing, others will. Walk-a-thons, bowl-a-thons, dance-a-thons ... you name it, "a-thons" have become popular in recent years. A business colleague confided that his informal research indicated "a-thons" were at the peak of their trend. "It's that
I have a fondness for acrylic stands; I think they make one of the best silent auction displays. In this video, you'll learn my reasoning and get a big tip about shopping online through eBates. Watch the video below.
Offering delivery can ensure that those larger benefit auction items will still attract bids from auction guests. In this video, I'll share ideas on how to best offer and advertise it. Watch the video below.
A few months ago I held a sweepstakes to attract benefit auction fans to my Facebook company page. This video gives you some ideas on how to use what I learned for your own auction. Watch the video below.
Between online auctions, mobile bidding, credit card processing, and other inventions, there is no shortage of benefit auction technologies to ramp up your gala into the 21st century. And now, Google has gotten into the act. In mid-March 2011, Google launched Google for Nonprofits. Once your group is approved (approvals take weeks to months), the free tools help you generate funds, streamline operations, generate awareness, and so forth. In this podcast, learn how your committee can use the