Hectic schedules being what they are, it's not uncommon for non-profit or school auction committees to meet via teleconference. And if you've got a group larger than 3 people, your phone's conference call option might not be an option. Consider these tips for meeting via phone. Use a free teleconference service With free teleconference services available, why not use them? Having the same number to dial into for each auction committee meeting adds professionalism and order to your planning.
It's mid-August, which means the kids living in my home state of Kansas are returning to school. Here on the East coast, the school year starts a bit later in September. What does that mean for your school auction committee? Time to get busy. For those of you volunteers overseeing school auctions, start your "to do" list. Here are three activities to put on it. Plan Auction Committee Introductions If you've been recruiting for key auction committee positions through the summer, now is a
I recently posted an article on how to involve Millennials in your benefit auction. (It's almost prerequisite reading for this post.) Today you get to see a Millennial in work, and -- further bonus! - how it ties into a recent LinkedIn conversation I've been following. Aaron is my virtual intern. After I spoke at a George Washington University event management function, he came up to me and said, "Don't forget me. I'm going to be contacting you!" And he did. He's been helping with some of my
Imagine you're walking through the mall. Banana Republic is on the left. Crate and Barrel is on the right. In the middle are kiosks. Kiosks are those mini-stores. They are movable carts which never move. Kiosk workers hawk products like Rosetta Stone language training CDs, NeatReceipts for businessmen on-the-go, and bejeweled faux hair clip ponytails to transform any girl into a rock star. Some kiosks workers push into the crowd to fish for clients. “Sit down,” invites the young man selling a
I read an interesting article about Millennials in Delta's May 2010 Sky magazine. "The M Factor" (written by generational speakers Lynne Lancaster and David Stillman) examined how Millennials were impacting the workplace. Although 'Millennials on the job' was the focus of their article, the points made are applicable to benefit auctions. I know you're managing volunteers as part of your auction responsibilities, so I'm going to apply the authors' findings to how you can attract this group and