Before the live auction begins at your next gala, consider running through the ballroom spritzing a lemon-scented air freshener. Worst case, ask the hotel housekeeping for a clean-smelling window cleaner and do the same thing. Some 2009 research proved that smelling citrus dramatically increases our charitable nature. The study found a big improvement in ethical behavior with just a few spritzes of citrus-scented Windex. Katie Liljenquist of Brigham Young University, Chen-Bo Zhong of The
Seems to me that all gala planners seek auction centerpiece ideas and table decor tips. Enjoy these three YouTube videos that will get you thinking about your gala's tables. Three tips for success with auction centerpieces Benefit Auction Table Centerpieces: Should you sell them or give them away? Benefit Auction Tip: Shrink those floral centerpieces Every committee with whom I work spends time talking décor and centerpieces. I’d love to know what you've done with centerpieces. What
One of my food-related charities asked me for some suggestions on how they might incorporate the almighty vegetable into their gala. I revisited some previous events for ideas and here's what I shared with them. Any of you wondering if these fundraising auction ideas would work for fruit should know that -- yes, of course. ;) Watch the video below.
Wow, I didn't know there *was* an official color for the year. But indeed there is, according to Pantone. The new color has been released. It's "Honeysuckle." If you're seeking a fresh color for benefit auction themes, take a look at these ideas. Watch the video below.
Floral gala centerpieces are the norm at most of our auctions, but are other ways of decorating your table. Check out this NON-floral, balloon centerpiece I saw in St. Louis, MO last week at the Missouri Meetings & Events Expo. The "Boot Camp" theme of the Expo wasn't lost on the company that brought this balloon bouquet. American Carnival Mart decked out their booth in full Boot Camp motif, so this "floral" arrangement is on the green-and-black side. As you can see, the balloons