One of the most popular types of benefit auction items I sell are those having to do with the entertainment industry, such as “behind the scenes” activities for television shows. When a show donates a "behind-the-scenes experience," it usually means that the winning bidder will get to watch a show being taped and perhaps a tour of the facility. For someone who hasn’t worked in the television industry, a taping can be exciting to watch. Here are some tips on securing these sought-after
Many auction ideas can help you raise cash, but no other singular activity during your benefit auction will have more financial impact than the cash appeal. It can be such a cash cow that some of my clients have no live auction; they only conduct an appeal. The appeal goes by various names: fund a need, gift from the heart, or any of these other cash appeal names. Whatever you call it, there is a strict protocol to follow if you want to be successful. Here are seven pointers to executing a
One of the more popular items sold in benefit auctions are items related to the entertainment industry. A walk-on part usually refers to the opportunity for someone to be part of the background of a movie or a commercial. This isn’t a speaking role, but it's still exciting for someone who hasn’t been part of a production.In this week's podcast, I give some tips to your auction procurement team on how they might procure such an item.Listen to the podcast below.
An auction volunteer from Minnesota recently wrote, "How do you even get some of these items. I'm just frustrated in over my head." Yikes! I want you to be inspired, not frustrated. If I've got tips on how to secure a benefit auction item, I'll share it. One of the more popular items I sell are those related to the entertainment industry. A walk-on part usually refers to the opportunity for someone to be part of the background of a movie or a commercial. This isn’t a speaking role, but it's
While riding Amtrak back from New York, I read an article in the train's Arrive magazine. It talked about the farm-to-table movement.What is it? In essence, it's about sourcing ingredients locally. It's fresh, often organic, and seasonal.These dinners are the types of auction donations that sell well at galas. Listen to this podcast for four ways to create and sell farm-to-table items at your next gala auction.Listen to the podcast below.