I have a fondness for acrylic stands; I think they make one of the best silent auction displays. In this video, you'll learn my reasoning and get a big tip about shopping online through eBates. Watch the video below.
Offering delivery can ensure that those larger benefit auction items will still attract bids from auction guests. In this video, I'll share ideas on how to best offer and advertise it. Watch the video below.
Note to readers: I recently wrote this article for Charity Golf Events newsletter under the title, "Silence Doesn't Sell. Charity Auctions Need Sound Systems." Enjoy! Growing up, I remember an advertising slogan used by Coty perfume. “If you want to capture someone’s attention, whisper.” You might attract a lover with that approach, but you’ll never attract a bidder at your benefit auction. Auctions require a professional sound system that enables the auctioneer’s voice to be heard with
The inspiration for charity auction items can come from unlikely places -- like my electric company's newsletter. In this case, it was a video showing the destruction of an enormous power plant in Florida. Watch the video below.
A few weeks ago I was in the kitchen of a busy Rockville, MD home. Prior to starting the procurement meeting, the six Moms and I chatted about all sorts of matters, including being over the age of 40. If you're organizing a school auction, it's likely that your auction guests are nearing or hovering around that age. If you're a nonprofit silent auction, some of your guests may only vaguely remember their 40th birthday party. So if you want us to bid ... be kind. Here are three silent