The content is still current, but the teleclass mentioned below has passed. For a limited time, register here to have a recording of the call sent to you. ++++++++++ I've been asked many questions of late about silent auction handheld mobile bidding devices. So many questions, I'm hosting a free mobile bidding teleclass ("Best Practices in Mobile Bidding for your Nonprofit Silent Auctions") next Wednesday (May 2, 2012) to share best practices learned on the front lines while using the
I’m predicting three trends for 2012 charity auctions. Two of them involve execution. No, nothing that harsh. I’m talking about the other kind of execution, when we're getting stuff done. We’ve heard a lot in the past couple years about trends in technology, but I think 2012 is the first time we are going to see some of these ideas in action. First – for better or worse - mobile bidding will become more widely adopted in the silent auction. Vendors have been touting electronic bidding
If you're responsible for running the social media for your school or nonprofit gala, you need to know about FastFollow from Twitter. I love it because it converts tweets into text messages. Watch the video below.
In recent months there's been a growing buzz about these handheld bidding devices allowing patrons to bid electronically in the silent auction and appeal. They have their perks, though I'm not convinced that raising more money is among them. Watch the video below.
Last month I had a Facebook fan (or "likers," to use the new FB terminology) post a question on the Red Apple Auctions' page. He was wondering why my benefit auction posts hadn't shown up in his feed for awhile. If you're a fan of Red Apple Auctions on Facebook and have been missing our posts, here's your answer. Facebook continues to change its look and filters. The basics remain the same (For instance, I'm still talking to my aunt on my personal page and sharing great benefit auction