Silent auctions are often the "shopping" area of a gala. Guests browse, taking only seconds to judge if they should bid. If your committee can keep attention on details up until the bidding opens, there are rewards to be had. Browsers become bidders. Here are three videos with some silent auction tips and how-to advice for your committee to review. From fun in the auction to amazing table set up, the payoff is a more successful auction, and that's what everyone wants. Silent auction
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It seems I can't share enough silent auction item ideas, so here's a cool new one I stumbled across. Wow! These are so realistic, they made me do a double-take. That said, it *might* help if your organization has some tie to Germany, if you want to snag this donation. You'll understand why when you watch the video. Watch the video below.
There has been a plethora of online contest for nonprofits recently. "The most votes wins $10,000 for your charity," is the standard approach. But beware of the staff time involved in drumming up support for votes. As volunteers and staff are pulled away from working on benefit auctions to instead driving votes online, the auction - which offers you a guaranteed income - suffers. Watch the video below.
Continuing last week’s theme of responding to popular client questions with my blog, I am sharing videos to help with your silent auction. Volunteers at organizations, both large and small, spend a lot of time preparing for this portion of a gala fundraiser. This collection of short videos offer several silent auction ideas to add some pizzazz to this year’s auction. Family Photo Party: The traditional photography donation gets updated into a great silent auction itemNeed some fresh
The terms "auction sponsorship" and "auction underwriting"are used interchangeably in the fundraising world, but I think there's a real difference in the way they should be structured in your gala. In the video, I explain how they're different and why that's a good thing. Watch the video below.