In December 2017, this story hit the news.A Beatles fan in Australia donated seven tickets to the Salvation Army. The tickets were to be given to homeless clients so that they might enjoy the December 5, 2017 concert.Four hours before the show, two of the ticket holders returned the tickets. One of the managers at the Salvation Army made an effort to find other clients or volunteers to attend, but because of the late notice, no one accepted.At that point, the manager made the
Every year my spring season is filled with school auctions. Many of them run online auctions in conjunction with their live events, and the majority this year have complained of lower revenue with the online auction.So what's up?If you're running an online auction and looking for ways to avoid a downfall, here are a few thoughts I've gathered from conversations with my clients. Four tips for online auctions1. Marketing your online auction is critical. One of my clients commented
This post is written in conjunction with three other posts examining the best number of auction items for your live auction, silent auction, or online auction.How many silent auction items are best. How many live auction items are ideal. How many online auction items are good. Today's post, sharing an observation about technology. (Specifically, mobile bidding for auctions.)I've written posts about mobile bidding, but not on this topic. This post gives one example of how mobile
Enjoy this series on determining the best number of auction items for your event.How many silent auction items are best. How many live auction items are ideal. This post covers how many online auction items are good. The influence of mobile bidding on terminology.I've not written much about online auctions, though I probably should. There are a lot of questions about them.Recently the competition from mobile bidding vendors has changed the vendor landscape a bit, but
What happens when someone famous -- either famous in your community or to the wider world -- makes an auction item donation that involves a tour of their home? Do you want that known to the wider world? Could it be dangerous for the donor? Here's how I answered the question.