Enjoy this series on determining the best number of auction items for your event.This post, on how many silent auction items are best. How many live auction items are ideal. How many online auction items are good. The influence of mobile bidding on terminology.On February 7, my company is working multiple school auctions. That means that last week I was visiting with several of them about which items should be live auction and which should be silent. Here are some tips for
Here's a wonderful resource for fundraisers. It's a LOT of free education on a variety of fundraising topics. I know several of these speakers and they are good. My topic is highlighted below. The Summit is a free online event taking place this week. If you're short on time, register now. Here's the advertising copy: ++++++++++++++ Join an expected audience of 80,000 of your peers from around the world for five days of insight, instruction and inspiration from 40 of the world’s best
One of the natural advantages of hosting a auction in the late fall (think October through December) is its proximity to Christmas. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, December marks a big month of gift giving for many people. Why not play on that natural cycle and use it to help sell your items? Here are some tips to make the most of the season. 1. Be blatant. Don’t try to hide anything. In your marketing literature, remind people that they should be on the look-out for gifts at
Did you like LEGO®s as a child? If you did, you might think it should be included among those great silent auction items to offer. Wellll, I'm not so sure about that. They are popular right now, but I'm not sure about selling them in your auction. It depends on the form they take. I think selling it 'in the raw' is best, versus gettin' all fancy schmancy with it. Watch the video below to see what I'm talking about.Got any ideas on where to find those custom kits? If so, please post the
What happens when someone famous -- either famous in your community or to the wider world -- makes an auction item donation that involves a tour of their home? Do you want that known to the wider world? Could it be dangerous for the donor? Here's how I answered the question.