Earlier this year, auction team member Iris guest posed in my blog. Today, meet Julie. If you’ve ever spoken to Julie at one of our auctions, you know she’s got a wicked sense of humor! What you might not know is that she is a master at winning sweepstakes. Julie regularly wins stuff. Great stuff. I suggested she write about her expertise, as some of you might be intrigued. Maybe Julie is onto an unconventional auction procurement process here. ;) +++++ Does anyone ever win those
On Tuesday, September 29, 2009 I visited the Rotary Club of Baltimore to talk about benefit auction ideas. I've been documenting some of my Rotary talks, which you can read here and here. The Club meets in the beautiful Belvedere Hotel. (A misnomer: The Belvedere Hotel was converted to condominiums in 1991 and is no longer a hotel.) I'm a sucker for old buildings, so this quickly ranked as the most glamorous venue of any Rotary meeting I've attended. Rotarian President Mary Anne had told me
Since Red Apple Auctions was featured in The Washington Post Magazine this past summer, I'm starting to have a few people recognize me. It's odd and fun at the same time. One such instance took place at our benefit gala last Thursday. Another occurred last Saturday night (see video below). Kathy and I learned off-camera that we know a mutual acquaintance through Norwood School.
UPDATE: This class has passed. To keep abreast of future talks, subscribe to Benefit Auction Ideas. ++++++ If you're seeking quality benefit auction ideas, this is one of those no-brainer events to attend. For those of you living in the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore corridor, I invite you to meet me in Millersville, MD (near Annapolis) on Tuesday, October 6 from 10 AM - 2:30 PM, where I'll be speaking. We have limited space at this venue. As I type this, we have about 5 spots left. In a
I'm in the process of getting some of our videos from last week's benefit galas posted. Here's Kevin Sexton, the CEO of Holy Cross Hospital. I thought it was exceptionally nice of Kevin to stop by to say "thanks." He has 1,000 people to meet that night, but yet he took the time to swing by our video camera and say a few kind words before moving on. Thanks, Kevin!In this clip, he talks about what he likes about Sherry's on-stage presentation: "She cares." Privately, a Holy Cross