Last Friday, my friend Sandy Rees of Get Fully Funded released her new book, "Get Fully Funded: How to Raise the Money of your Dreams." Sandy always has practical ideas, so I interviewed her on the topic of where to get volunteers for your benefit auction. Sherry: Benefit auctions rely on volunteers. What advice might you have for my readers? Sandy: There are three steps I like to address. First, be clear about what you need. As a fundraiser, you’ll soon realize that you need to clone
Planning an auction takes a lot of time, but it's nothing compared to the hours you'll put in trying to schedule women to attend your next committee meeting. Ever notice how tricky it is to get on everyone's schedule? Not anymore. Here's a free tool most planners haven't heard of. It's one of my best benefit auction secrets when it comes to the subject of time management. Watch the video below.
Wow, it's already August. In parts of the USA, students are back in school. Everyone else is headed there shortly. If you're a school auction Chair, here's what you should do right now so you can be on the top of your game for your school's fall or spring auction. Watch the video below.
Volunteers are eager to work when they have a good time. New auction games and raffles in your event is one way to add fun to the gala. But dang it -- in the video below, I allude to a Volkswagen project called The Fun Theory Project. I don't describe it well. So BEFORE you watch my video, it's worth it to watch one or two of these videos. You'll love 'em! The Fun Theory Project - Stairs over escalator The Fun Theory Project - Motivating construction workers The Fun Theory Project -
Happy Valentine's Day!Want to show some love to your volunteers? Those team members sitting on your benefit auction committees would love it if you respected their time. Here are seven tips for running meetings that people WANT to attend.Listen to the podcast below.