A couple of years ago I was on a Webinar advocating year-round auction procurement. The best gala chairs I know always have their "ear to the ground" when it comes to getting items for their auction. Here's a recent example. Last week I was in Pennsylvania meeting with a few clients. Over dinner with one group, the two co-chairs and I talked about their upcoming auction and specifically, their items. They felt they needed just a couple more items for their live auction to feel finished. As we
Last week I held a FREE teleclass teaching you how to procure items for your benefit auction without leaving your home. This week, I'm sharing ONE of the ideas I presented. +++++ Interested in hearing all 7 secrets for procuring great items? For a LIMITED time, enjoy a recording of that call here. +++++ From 2009 through 2011 I sold a number of author-related items at my client's benefit auctions:4 auctions sold dinners with well-known authors 3 auctions sold "have your name written
An auction chair recently email me. She wasn't happy. She'd downloaded my free Auction Item Guide, taken a peek at the auction items, and was stunned at what other charities had procured. "How do people even get these things?" she implored. I could sense all this exasperation in her email. +++++ In a hurry? Join me at this no-cost training call (7 Secrets to Procuring Great Items for your Charity Auction … without leaving your house!) this Thursday, Sept 27, 2012. UPDATE: This call has
UPDATE: The call mentioned has passed. Stay abreast of future free trainings by subscribing to Benefit Auction Ideas. +++++++ I'm soon offering a call (on September 27, 2012) on auction procurement for live auctions, silent auctions, raffles, and goody bags. As a prelude to that call, here's a more unusual acquisitions tool most people don't even know exists. HARO. It stands for Help A Reporter Out. It started out as a simple, free listserve reporters would use to let subscribers know
Having watched auction guest behavior at hundreds of benefit auctions, I can say with conviction that this color works like magic, drawing bidders in to have a closer look.Learn more about this mysterious hue in this week's podcast.Listen to the podcast below.