Here's a little known fact. When you add raffles, games, and other cool benefit auction ideas into a gala to make it more profitable, there's a good chance you'll also have to buy software. Activities add complexity. And without software, you'll create a "one hit wonder" event. Learn more in the video below.
In this podcast, I talk about an auction concept I call "Groundhog Day Blasé." It stems from that Bill Murray movie in which his character relives the same day -- Groundhog Day -- again and again. Is your event like this? It's just a repeat of last year? Here are the five worst offenders. Change these and you'll refresh tired benefit auctions. Listen to the podcast below.
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