Auction class projects, sometimes called art projects, are items that are handcrafted (at least to a degree) by children. Most often these children are students in a school. They've been tasked to create something to sell in the school auction. It's not uncommon for these projects to sell for hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars. ++++ To see over 100 examples of auction class project ideas, available on DVD with bonus materials: Cool Class Projects. ++++ Why do these items sell for so
If you're just getting started in this wonderful world of nonprofit auctions, consider this blog post a study guide of what you should read *right now* to get up-to-speed. This is my "Best Of" issue. The best of my 2012 blog posts. It's what other auction planners found to be most intriguing on my site, last year. How do I know these posts were the most popular? They had the highest hit rates. (Thanks to Website analytical programs, it's easy for me to track these things.) As a prolific
You may not realize it, but if you're holding your charity auction in October, November or December, you have two natural advantages over those galas held in the spring. 1. Holiday spirit Of all the United States' widely celebrated holidays, Americans seem to get most enthused about decorating their home for Halloween and Christmas. How convenient for you that both of these holidays are in the fall! For your autumnal or winter auction, be sure to include some home decorations tied to these
I haven't officially researched this, but it seems to me that in the last 20 years, Americans have become much more interested in decorating their homes for Halloween. Have you noticed this trend? Decked out homes lead us down a path of coffins and gravestones, eery music pumps out of hidden CD players, and scary artifacts like mummies are around each corner. Other homes take the friendlier Halloween route and offer happy-looking witches, mysterious stews made interesting via the use of dry
You don't need a million ideas to make a million dollars. You need one good idea to make a million dollars. I love that phrase. I love it because it reminds me that I don't need to do EVERYTHING I hear in order to have a successful business. One good idea ... implemented well ... can pay dividends. Where do I get good ideas? I've heard more than once that some people get great ideas in the shower. Personally, I've never had a great idea in the shower. I get good ideas when I take classes.