Today’s question is: What do you do that makes your auction different from every other benefit auction in your city?
Is that chirping crickets I hear?
If you’re stumped by the question, I’m not surprised. We planners get into ruts, doing the same thing all the time. Unless you’re traveling the world attending auction galas, it’s almost impossible to get exposed to fresh concepts.
(Let alone the time it takes to learn about properly implementing something, once seen.)
This leads me to why I’ve launched the Great American Benefit Auction Roadshow.
Over the next few months, I’m traveling to some of our top world cities to preach my own version of benefit auction gospel.
It starts next Wednesday and Thursday when I’ll be in Chicago and Cincinnati sharing my Better Benefit Auctions workshop.
You’ll learn why your auction isn’t cutting the mustard and WHAT TO CHANGE.
Better Benefit Auctions: How to create your own high performing, distinctive auction using PROVEN strategies that don’t break the bank.
Let’s face it … you spend so much time setting up this darn auction, you really should MAXIMIZE YOUR AUCTION’S VALUE.
You want it to be unique, profitable and fun…..
So I’m DIGGING INTO MY PLASTIC BINS (see photo) for examples to show students. (I save my clients work to show the best examples of what I teach.)
I also dug out a GREAT VIDEO from Arizona showing a strategy IN ACTION. It got guests to linger long after the gala was over, giving the nonprofit a chance to connect with its patrons. (The idea is one of my favs.)
Frankly, a number of these benefit auction ideas I’ve never taught before, anywhere.
Are you within driving distance of Chicago and Cincinnati?
Get full details on Better Benefit Auctions here.
P.S. If this is your first blog post to read, and you’ve never heard of me or personally benefited from my webinars, tutorials, teleseminars, guides, or consulting, you might wonder “WHO? WHY?”
- Over 50 times last year organizations coast-to-coast reached out to ask me to oversee their largest annual fundraiser. I’ve stood in front of live crowds – from CA to NH, MI to FL – shouldering the responsibility of asking guests to donate in silent auctions, live auctions, and fund a needs.
- Dozens of times I worked with nonprofits in a consulting capacity. Someone else oversaw the fundraising, but I was trusted … behind-the-scenes … to structure it.
- Hundreds of people took my educational offerings and wrote really nice comments about how I helped them improve. (Read them on this Website.)
Because I’ve done this again and again and again, you get the inside story. I don’t just share “cool ideas I’ve seen but never actually run.” You get the truth from a former Midwestern who tells it like it is: what works and why, and what’s a waste.