UPDATE: I wrote this original post in July 2009. Three years later (July 2012) I traveled to Spokane, WA for a National Auctioneers Association convention. While there, I dined with two clients from a local hospital foundation. I learned that they solicited this item when they read my idea. The item sold for $1700 in their live auction in Year #1, and $500 in the silent auction in Year #2. These ideas work! +++++++++++++ Charity auction items should be boring, and here's one idea to bring some
Occasionally a puppy will be listed as one of the items for sale in a gala auction. If you're considering selling a dog at your event, please watch this video. You'll learn tips to help ensure the animal gets started off on the right foot with its new family. Watch the video below.
A walk-on part in a movie or television show is sure to get hands in the air at your next benefit auction. In this video, learn three ways to secure this experience, regardless of whether you have a Los Angeles connection. Watch the video below.
Selling interesting items at your gala is one way to set yourself apart from the masses. It has the added bonus of raising you more money. But dreaming of new charity auction item ideas isn't always easy. Here's a fun - and relatively easy - item to acquire and sell in your upcoming gala. Watch the video below.
It's easy to get overwhelmed when it comes to procurement. You might think your auction is doomed unless you have a killer villa in Italy, or a dinner featuring a 5-star chef. Not true! Your benefit auction's best items are not necessarily difficult to obtain. They just require a little observation on your part, as I point out in the video. Watch the video below.best items benefit auction