When I first started my business, I prospected for business by cold calling. (Cold calling means reaching out to someone who doesn’t know you and to whom you have no connection.) At the time I was living in Miami, FL, so I Googled lists of area private schools and nonprofits. I’d visit each group’s Website, researching it to see if they held an auction. If they did, I’d call them to tell them about my services. I share this because if you’ve posted anything about your benefit auction on your
It's one of the biggest stresses of any auction committee ... where to get items. If you're involved in a first year event, the item procurement process is especially tedious. Knowing what items to get -- and WHERE to get them -- is overwhelming. To help you understand the process at a high level, here are the three primary ways to procure charity auction items. (And I'm guessing that you've never heard of #3!) (UPDATE: The Tech Teleseries mentioned in the video has passed. Stay abreast of
If you’re new to galas, you might not realize all of your options when it comes to securing charity auction items to sell.In this podcast, you'll hear about the advantages and disadvantages of three common ways to secure items.1. The traditional way, which is to ask friends, family, and businesses to donate merchandise.2. Using consigned items, which are items purchased at a discount.3. Renting a database of donorsListen to the podcast below.
Wondering where to get charity auction items? If you’re new to auction fundraisers, you might not realize all of your options.There are three primary ways to secure items. 1. The traditional way is to ask friends, family, and businesses for donated items.This is the most common approach and generally the best because it garners you the greatest returns.The donor might give you a product from their place of business, agree to let you sell a one week stay in their