If I've been working with a client for awhile, one of the questions surely to be raised will be about online auctions.If an organization has been conducting a successful onsite gala for awhile, there may come a time when an online auction is the next logical step.In today's podcast, you'll hear four situations that I like to pose to clients. If you find yourself answering "yes" to any one of them, the odds are that you should at least be evaluating online auction software!Listen to the podcast
Auction checkout seems to be one of the hardest auction processes for volunteers to grasp.In this podcast, you'll learn a trick for improving your system so your checkout lines flow. In addition, I'll share details about a free teleseries I'm offering that starts on Thursday. The first teleclass of the series is on auction checkout. I'll be introducing a company that offers an "Express Pay" option that facilitates payment via credit cards which - in turn - improves your checkout. Listen to the
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.
Last month, a 2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle was stolen. The bike was painted pink and signed by a number of country music stars, such as Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, and Taylor Swift.Here's the kicker: It had been donated as one of many gala auction items to be sold as a benefit to the Lexington, KY affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The bike had been stored inside a trailer secured by chains in the organization's parking lot. When employees returned to the office after the
When it comes to silent auction basket ideas, one of the biggies is to wrap your baskets with plastic wrap or cellophane.This is a precaution worth taking, especially for larger galas in hotels. (Smaller events can be a bit more loosey-goosey in the way they run their silent auction.)In this podcast, you'll learn the six reasons that "wrapping" is good for your event.Listen to the podcast here.