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
Looking for a new idea to spiff up your silent auction tables? Well ... if you can finagle it ... this color draws guests like flies to honey. What makes it even more unique is that the COLOR seems to be more important than the ITEM you're selling. (The video explains it all...) Watch the video below.P.S. For more helpful silent auction tips, claim your FREE subscription to "Benefit Auction Ideas". Enjoy auction ideas conveniently delivered to your in-box.
Ah shucks. I shot this video right before Valentine's Day but we didn't get it posted in time. No big deal. Though I reference Valentine's Day, the marketing concept I'm teaching works for other holidays, too. Mother's Day, graduation, Christmas ... any holiday, really. (This will all make sense when you watch the video.) Remember: It's not just about getting great items. It's about MARKETING them. So in this video, you'll hear about some silent auction ideas for benefits as it relates to