This past weekend I was browsing through dog rescue sites looking for "my" dog (I can't wait to adopt!) and it jogged my memory to write this post. In Benefit Auction Ideas, I've written before about the selling of a benefit auction puppy. There's a proper way to present the animal. We covered selecting the perfect breed for your group, what to refrain from doing, and other tips. I'm not going to re-hash that content here, but I do want to offer some ideas on how you can protect the
A few weeks ago I was in the kitchen of a busy Rockville, MD home. Prior to starting the procurement meeting, the six Moms and I chatted about all sorts of matters, including being over the age of 40. If you're organizing a school auction, it's likely that your auction guests are nearing or hovering around that age. If you're a nonprofit silent auction, some of your guests may only vaguely remember their 40th birthday party. So if you want us to bid ... be kind. Here are three silent
Auction volunteers looking for creative ways to display jewelry in the silent auction will appreciate this approach. Most often I see necklaces draped over a box. Sometimes it's the same box the piece will be packaged inside when sent home later with the winning bidder. Boxes work well enough, but I recently spotted a couple of other silent auction display ideas you could use. Anyone who has heard me speak knows that my background was working in corporate marketing and sales. I'm always
I've written extensively on how to structure a good silent auction display. And despite my particular interest in acrylic frames, I've even talked about how to create displays without using acrylic stands. But I've not covered why I really like using those acrylic styles. Here's why acrylic stands catch my fancy. First, they are frameless. Unlike using traditional photo frames, which have a 1"-2" frame (see photo) around the edges, clear plastic stands are frameless. It leaves more room for
Auction guests often look at trees -- or any of your large cumbersome benefit auction items -- and think, "How would I ever get it home?"To address this concern, offer delivery to the winning bidder.In this podcast, learn different ways of offering the service that ensure your nonprofit won't regret its decision.Listen to the podcast below.