Continuing last week’s theme of responding to popular client questions with my blog, I am sharing videos to help with your silent auction. Volunteers at organizations, both large and small, spend a lot of time preparing for this portion of a gala fundraiser. This collection of short videos offer several silent auction ideas to add some pizzazz to this year’s auction. Family Photo Party: The traditional photography donation gets updated into a great silent auction itemNeed some fresh
Let me correct that. Don't re-use them unless they were smashing successes. But if they weren't as great as you'd hoped, start taking notes. I talk with a lot of nonprofits each week. By Friday I know the "hot topic" among my auction chairs. Last week, it was donations. My winter auctions are cranking up their procurement teams. I heard several questions about auction donation letters. If this is also on your mind, you'll love these two oldies-but-goodies videos. One talks about the
One of my food-related charities asked me for some suggestions on how they might incorporate the almighty vegetable into their gala. I revisited some previous events for ideas and here's what I shared with them. Any of you wondering if these fundraising auction ideas would work for fruit should know that -- yes, of course. ;) Watch the video below.
Selling a dog is often a popular item in live auctions, but you'll need to take steps to protect the puppy to ensure he gets a great start with his family. In this podcast, learn some tips of what to include with the sale to help ease the transition.Listen to the podcast below.
This past weekend I was browsing through dog rescue sites looking for "my" dog (I can't wait to adopt!) and it jogged my memory to write this post. In Benefit Auction Ideas, I've written before about the selling of a benefit auction puppy. There's a proper way to present the animal. We covered selecting the perfect breed for your group, what to refrain from doing, and other tips. I'm not going to re-hash that content here, but I do want to offer some ideas on how you can protect the