I’m predicting three trends for 2012 charity auctions. Two of them involve execution. No, nothing that harsh. I’m talking about the other kind of execution, when we're getting stuff done. We’ve heard a lot in the past couple years about trends in technology, but I think 2012 is the first time we are going to see some of these ideas in action. First – for better or worse - mobile bidding will become more widely adopted in the silent auction. Vendors have been touting electronic bidding
If you're responsible for running the social media for your school or nonprofit gala, you need to know about FastFollow from Twitter. I love it because it converts tweets into text messages. Watch the video below.
Most charity auction planners I know are pretty popular gals. Their personality draws others to them, which means they tend to get interrupted frequently with questions, visits, emails, and phone calls. To get a few more hours out of the day, try using these time management tools.Listen to the podcast below.
With this headline and my physical proximity to the Pentagon, a bunch of men in uniform could be knocking on my door later today. (If I could only be so lucky...) But knowing auction planners, my provocative headline is only a tad tongue-in-cheek. (If you're scratching your head, watch the Army commercial.) When you're organizing an auction with thousands of details, time is precious. Despite the pressure, some of the most fun people I know plan benefits. They are creative, interactive, and
If you answer "yes" to any of the four statements in this video, your nonprofit should consider incorporating an online auction software to help raise funds. Watch the video below.