What benefit auction ideas rocked in 2010?What should you expect to see more of in 2011?Trends in gala auctions do exist, though it takes longer for some ideas to gain ground. In this podcast, learn about five trends I'm predicting based on my work with clients around the nation.Listen to the podcast below.
Auction guests often look at trees -- or any of your large cumbersome benefit auction items -- and think, "How would I ever get it home?"To address this concern, offer delivery to the winning bidder.In this podcast, learn different ways of offering the service that ensure your nonprofit won't regret its decision.Listen to the podcast below.
If you're looking to boost benefit auction revenues and your gala is held in late November or December, your acquisitions strategy should include decorated holiday trees. They sell well this time of year!In this podcast, you'll hear three ideas worth targeting. Add these to your procurement list.Listen to the podcast below.
Sometimes it can be a struggle to get auction volunteers energized to do what is needed to be done. In fact, Volkswagen has studied this exact problem through its project called “The Fun Theory." Researchers found that if an activity is perceived as fun to do -- even if it's more work to do it -- people will engage in the activity.In this podcast, you'll learn about a process I use to get volunteers engaged. I'll also share a brand new resource for auction games, raffles, and activities that
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