Committees often debate as to whether it's a good idea to reveal the auction item values in a catalog. Some people fear it might suppress bidding. In this video, learn what I've been taught is the correct approach. Watch the video below.
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It's a big question: Will bidders bid more or less if they know the value of an item before they start bidding? I talk with many committees who debate as to whether they should print the auction item values in their catalogs because they wonder if it might psychologically affect the guest's perceived value of an item.Listen to the podcast below.
Tax season is upon us. I just saw a television ad from a tax preparation company. They confidently stated their tax professionals would be able to find deductions overlooked by your previous tax preparer. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? If you’ve ever talked with more than one tax expert, you probably noticed that each one has a different interpretation of what you can and cannot do, legally. Sometimes what is legal in tax law seems to depend on who you talk to. I share this because as
This post is frothy. Nothing you don't already know, but a reminder for safety at charity auctions. You'll recall that a couple of weeks ago that most of us living in the USA moved our clocks forward one hour to adjust for daylight savings time. And somewhere in modern history, this "fall back / spring forward" shift has also became the de facto time of year when our local firemen remind us to change the batteries in our home's smoke alarms. Change your clock and change your smoke alarm's
With many groups trying to cut expenses, it's worth taking a look at how to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to printing. Printed auction materials tend to consume a large part of a budget, so here are some benefit auction ideas on to splurge and when to save. Auction Invitation: WORTH IT, depending on ticket price The formal printed invitation has not yet been made obsolete by the "evite," and many guests will expect to receive their copy in the mail (especially if you have a