One key to running a fast auction checkout process is to collect credit card information as guests arrive. A long line at checkout is virtually guaranteed if a nonprofit decides to wait until the end of the event to collect a guest's credit card information. Instead, the secret to smooth auction checkout to swipe the credit card at the registration desk. However, some Gala Chairs have found it hard to convince guests to hand over their credit cards upon arrival. "Our team says that
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It's not uncommon for school auction themes to be inspired by children's books. Here's one example. This Wonderland auction was inspired by the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I worked this event earlier in the year. The committee put a lot of care into creating this experience. Everywhere I turned I saw clever details that supported the theme. View the video to see how this auction committee re-imagined Wonderland for their own school fundraiser. Quick overview
Though Facebook tends to be the most popular social media tool when it comes to promoting your fundraising auction, the visual-based Pinterest has three excellent uses. =============================== But wait! Here's a quick lesson in Pinterest, in case you're unfamiliar with the tool. Pinterest is a social network that allows users to share images and videos. Unlike Facebook, which tends to accommodate lengthier text, Pinterest is designed to mimic a scrapbook filled with photos.
One of the first lessons I learned at the Missouri Auction School was on the subject of pointing. “When inviting bidders to bid,” the instructor said, “use an open palm. It’s an invitation for the bidder to give you more money.” “Don’t point!” he emphasized, “It’s rude.” A quick way to separate the professional fundraising auctioneers from the amateurs is to watch their fingers. Get the full story in today’s video. To me, pointing is obnoxious. Am I overreacting? If
Last month I worked as a wine auctioneer for a benefit auction in Oak Brook, IL. It was my second wine auction in 2017. The other event was for a nonprofit in Texas. In this post, I'm featuring both of them. If you're running a wine auction or considering launching one in your community, take a look at how these two fundraisers are structured. Both of these are successful events in their markets. Let's look at highlights from each event. Vintage Amarillo Earlier this year, the