I've got a complementary training coming up that EVERYONE involved in your auction should attend. It's about learning how to ask.Imagine being so confident with the idea of asking for donations that your team was EAGER to pick up the phone, pound the pavement, or chat up strangers at a dinner party.Can you envision how would your auction change? You'd get a lot more quality donations, bigger cash gifts, and nicer sponsorships. That's exciting!Auctions begin with a confident ask.
Did you like LEGO®s as a child? If you did, you might think it should be included among those great silent auction items to offer. Wellll, I'm not so sure about that. They are popular right now, but I'm not sure about selling them in your auction. It depends on the form they take. I think selling it 'in the raw' is best, versus gettin' all fancy schmancy with it. Watch the video below to see what I'm talking about.Got any ideas on where to find those custom kits? If so, please post the
After visiting a hotel in my client's city, I assembled this package to mail to them. But before I sealed the manila envelope, you get to peek inside. You, too, can use this technique to secure auction items for your charity. It works especially well if you're trying to fill a silent auction.
How would you handle this sad situation? Visualize your gala. You’ve worked hard to acquire items, and your guests are milling through a large auction. Some of the items are the local sorts of donations one often sees at events in your area. Other items are more glamorous because you’ve worked with a memorabilia company to bring in “big ticket” items. Guests are ogling and bidding on the merchandise, buying signed guitars from their favorite bands and snapping up memorabilia signed by
"I'm working on the Classic," my client emailed, "Got any leads or ideas for golf tournament goodie bags? At the moment it only has our organizational brochure in it.”Summer is when tournaments of all types start filling nonprofit event calendars. Unlike galas, which may or may not have goodie bags, I rarely see a golf tournament without them.But what should you put in the bag, other than your own promotional material?My clients typically seek prizes for four areas of their golf