Let me correct that. Don't re-use them unless they were smashing successes. But if they weren't as great as you'd hoped, start taking notes. I talk with a lot of nonprofits each week. By Friday I know the "hot topic" among my auction chairs. Last week, it was donations. My winter auctions are cranking up their procurement teams. I heard several questions about auction donation letters. If this is also on your mind, you'll love these two oldies-but-goodies videos. One talks about the
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Planning an auction takes a lot of time, but it's nothing compared to the hours you'll put in trying to schedule women to attend your next committee meeting. Ever notice how tricky it is to get on everyone's schedule? Not anymore. Here's a free tool most planners haven't heard of. It's one of my best benefit auction secrets when it comes to the subject of time management. Watch the video below.
It's disheartening to work so hard, only to have empty tables at your gala. And no-shows certainly don't help your auction returns. In this video, learn some benefit auction tips for reducing no-shows. We want one seat in every chair! ;) Watch the video below.
Some men are known to have a ready supply of pick-up lines. But what about "sell" lines? One of my benefit auction team members has a number of "sell" lines. He uses them when he's selling raffle tickets, which is an activity he LOVES to do over any other benefit auction task. His name is Jerome. If he's worked your benefit auction, you've seen him in action. When his standard sell lines stop working, Jerome has been known to up the ante by tempting guests with another one of his
Surveying your guests is so easy and reveals wonderful information, but it's often not done. With online surveys being so easy to create and cheap to send, you'd be silly not to try one. Did guests like the theme? Enjoy the program? Love the auction? You won't know until you ask. Watch the video below.