UPDATE: The teleclass mentioned is over, but the content below is still valid. Keep abreast of future calls by subscribing to Benefit Auction Ideas. ++++++ We've got four auctions this week, so my keyboard and email are humming as I coordinate with Chairs. But when it was quiet a few months ago, I looked at the calendar and selected THIS Thursday as a great day to hold a free call for Auction Planners. It's called "The Five Myths Holding You Back From Making Big Money at Your Auction
I've been spending time with Auction Chairs asking them about their benefit auction planning experience. I wanted to find out what information they wish they would have been told prior to taking on the responsibilities.Listen to the podcast below.
The training mentioned below has passed. To be told of future events, subscribe to Benefit Auction Ideas. ============ The first benefit auction I ever conducted was awful. Really awful. (You can hear this story "live" in my free call, "The Five Myths Holding You Back From Making Big Money at Your Auction Fundraiser.") About 8 years ago, I'd been paid by a Pennsylvania art company to conduct an all-art auction. As a hired gun, I was to arrive onsite at a given time and conduct the
Last month I completed a program I started three years ago. I finished my third and final year of CAI, which stands for the Certified Auctioneer Institute. Though there are some formalities that need to be completed before I'm officially able to use the "CAI" initials, I'm done. The program takes place at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and its overseen by the National Auctioneers Foundation. It's held in March, which - as a benefit auctioneer - is the worst possible time. March is a
While 2011 still has that new-year smell, I thought I'd do some quick "by the numbers" work. I was curious to see which of my 2010 posts were most popular. What were the benefit auction ideas that you, the readers, liked?Listen to the podcast below.