If you're ready to change the feel of your auction, holding the event in a tent might do the trick. They have an almost romantic feel to them! Tents can be set up almost anywhere. I've worked inside tents set up in a backyard, a pasture, and the grounds of a museum. As explained in the video, tents are nice ... but they do present special challenges as a venue. Watch the video for details.
Red Apple Auctions has conducted four charity auctions this month. Three of the auction venues were scheduled to be tents.Two galas stuck to the schedule and held them in the tents. In one case, the rain poured. In another, the rain cleared. (See video below.) One gala moved to an alternate location (an airport hangar), just in case.In the fall and spring, tents are a popular venue choice. They allow people to be outside and enjoy the weather. They lend a dreamy feel to the
In the Washington, D.C. area, spring and fall seem to be the two big seasons for tents. There are few auction venues that offer such a romantic feel. Guests are outside, under the stars (sort of), with grass underfoot. But beyond those positive qualities, tents offer some challenges, which I describe in this week's podcast.Listen to the podcast below.
The economy has left a number of shopping malls with empty storefronts. In an effort to fill the space, some are offering discounts to nonprofits. Could these open spaces make for workable benefit auction venues? Watch the video below.
Reuters published a story on Monday called Wall Street philanthropy picks up, but not for all. I rolled my eyes. Here's the first two sentences:(Reuters) - At a charity live auction in December for babies born into poverty, Stephanie Astic noted a heavy Wall Street presence in the room -- the extent of which she had not seen since 2007. "They were bidding things up," said Astic, who produces fundraising events for "Room To Grow" and other non-profits at posh Manhattan venues such as