Talking about your organization's cause is important, but so is having fun at your gala. Is your auction fun? Watch the video for ideas on how to liven up your event (and yes, raise money). Watch the video below.
It's the perfect time of year to talk about some benefit auction ideas to combat what I call "Groundhog Day Blasé." This Wednesday, many weather-casters will give a nod to Punxsutawney Phil -- a groundhog (aka "woodchuck") --living in Punxsutawney, PA. They will comment on whether the critter has seen his shadow, thereby predicting six more weeks of winter. One of my favorite movies showcases this annual weather festival. The 1993 Groundhog Day is a comedy in which the lead character Phil
Sometimes it can be a struggle to get auction volunteers energized to do what is needed to be done. In fact, Volkswagen has studied this exact problem through its project called “The Fun Theory." Researchers found that if an activity is perceived as fun to do -- even if it's more work to do it -- people will engage in the activity.In this podcast, you'll learn about a process I use to get volunteers engaged. I'll also share a brand new resource for auction games, raffles, and activities that
Got problems getting auction volunteers energized to do what is needed to be done? Here’s one tip: Give volunteers something new and creative to learn which also solves a problem your auction is experiencing. Volunteers will remain engaged if they believe the solution you are sharing is 1) fun and 2) will solve the problem. When it’s fun to solve the problem, volunteers will do it. I’ve written before about Volkswagen’s “The Fun Theory” project. The group conducted tests to see if they could
I refer to auction games, raffles, and activities as the “bells and whistles” of benefit auctions. Calling them revenue generators is an understatement, as they do more than make you money.In this podcast, you'll hear -how two other nonprofits used new fun elements like auction games and technology to secure publicity for their gala -- even pre-event! As you know, it's harder to secure that elusive PRE-event publicity. Yet it's more important to do so because it will help you sell tickets to