Valentine's Day is nearing. That special day when we celebrate love and romance,and even sex and lust. In honor of this Day of Passion, all month I'll be writing about love ... as it relates to your benefit auction. Today you learn how to train your silent auction volunteers to flirt. +++++ Silent auction items rarely sell themselves. Some items won’t move without help. And virtually any item will command a higher dollar bid if it's given a 'lil love and attention. Unfortunately, many
One of the natural advantages of hosting a silent auction in the late fall (think October through December) is its proximity to December. December is the monster month when it comes to gift giving. Many of us are thinking about buying gifts for people we care about or considering buying small gifts to have on hand for "emergencies." (Nothing like quickly throwing a gift into a festive bag when you need a last-minute item. When friends invite you for dinner, or that random office party or
You may not realize it, but if you're holding your charity auction in October, November or December, you have two natural advantages over those galas held in the spring. 1. Holiday spirit Of all the United States' widely celebrated holidays, Americans seem to get most enthused about decorating their home for Halloween and Christmas. How convenient for you that both of these holidays are in the fall! For your autumnal or winter auction, be sure to include some home decorations tied to these
Having watched auction guest behavior at hundreds of benefit auctions, I can say with conviction that this color works like magic, drawing bidders in to have a closer look.Learn more about this mysterious hue in this week's podcast.Listen to the podcast below.
The content is still current, but the teleclass mentioned below has passed. For a limited time, register here to have a recording of the call sent to you. ++++++++++ I've been asked many questions of late about silent auction handheld mobile bidding devices. So many questions, I'm hosting a free mobile bidding teleclass ("Best Practices in Mobile Bidding for your Nonprofit Silent Auctions") next Wednesday (May 2, 2012) to share best practices learned on the front lines while using the