At the end of August, Bloomerang hosted me on a complementary 1-hour training where I taught five simple ways to boost silent auction revenue. This free webinar got a lot of "thumbs up" in emails and Facebook. (Scroll down to read some unsolicited reviews.) Pour yourself a coffee, grab a pen, and settle in to start taking notes. Thanks Steve – got some great ideas and certainly motivational – thanks so much for hosting the
You've spent hours gathering silent auction items. The baskets are sealed and ready to be sold. Displays are set up. So now, how long should your silent auction last? Determining how long your silent auction should be open is the question I tackle in today's video blog. Got ideas of your own? Share them below.
After visiting a hotel in my client's city, I assembled this package to mail to them. But before I sealed the manila envelope, you get to peek inside. You, too, can use this technique to secure auction items for your charity. It works especially well if you're trying to fill a silent auction.
If you're searching for some silent auction item ideas, one near guarantee donation is Wheel of Fortune. The game show is exceedingly generous in their donations. I shared the show's donation information with a Miami, FL, client a few years ago. The nonprofit has received one or two fan packs for every auction since then.The package changes a bit every year, but the show often sends a kit like the one I've shown you in photograph.(What did it sell for? I don't recall. I know it sold
You're going to receive some gifts you don't want this season. You'll get some perfectly nice things that aren't perfect for you. What do you do with gifts you don't want? These are nice things. New things. A friend of mine often takes those gifts to Goodwill. Another friend trashes them (which I find a bit heartbreaking). I've got a better idea. As you're involved in a fundraising auction, you have the opportunity to gather these items, package them, and sell them. School