My team and I worked an event in southern Virginia which was one of the most attractive and creative auction themes I've attended. It wasn't a large audience -- the crowd only numbered around 225 -- but the decor and atmosphere was exquisite! It was one of the more magical auctions I've attended. The theme was Treasures of the Deep. All things of underwater intrigue could be found here. The dark, mysterious, quiet of the ocean seemed to come alive in this fitness facility (not that you could
We can all use some fresh auction centerpiece ideas, and LEDs might be the answer for you.Candles can ignite paper and flowers, and of course, they burn out. In contrast, low-heat LEDs have a long-life battery, are submersible, and just look cool. Integrate them into your next auction centerpiece and watch your guests want to take them home. (Not a bad idea, if you're selling the centerpieces.)The podcast has information on a company offering newfangled LEDs.Listen to the podcast below.
Here's a simple way to add glitz to your benefit auction centerpiece... A recent issue of BizBash Magazine Florida featured Uplyte's mini LEDs (light emitting diode) which can be submerged in water and have twice the brightness of traditional LEDs. They have a 12-hour battery life in water, which is plenty of time to drop them into the base of a centerpiece and let them glow through the speakers, dinner, live auction, entertainment, and whatever else you've got planned for the benefit
Venice is a popular fundraising auction theme, and it's relatively easy to carry out. Though most people associate Venice firstly with its canals, its infamous Carnival is a close second. The elaborate Venetian masks worn at Carnival are an easy addition to your silent auction and gala tables. It's easy to decorate with them. In this podcast, learn how a school and nonprofit used Venetian masks as part of their auction theme.Click below to listen to the podcast.
Venice is a popular fundraising auction theme. The imagery of the city is perhaps most closely associated with its famous canals, followed by its infamous Carnival. But as canals are difficult to recreate in a school gym, most groups opt for the Carnival masks. Venetian masks are festive elements to use, easily portable, and come in a range of price points that fit most any budget. At a school auction, both hand-crafted and purchased masks were used. They were placed on the silent auction