Welcome to wine week! Every post this week ties to alcohol. Here's the post explaining why. A few benefit auctions I conduct each year aren't known as wine auctions, but they have such a stellar collection of wine available that the lots could easily be sold in a wine auction and fit right in. This Los Angeles, CA gala is one such event. In fact, the ~300 guests aren't just treated to great wine lots in the auction, but they get to enjoy exquisite wines in several ways throughout the evening.
Last Saturday I worked for a school that used “Gotham City” as its theme. I saw this idea and immediately thought of all the ways it could be used in other silent auctions. One of the least expensive ways to add entertainment to your silent auction area is to incorporate photography. Photo-related entertainment concepts might include ideas such as ... Flip books The Boothomatic (I received a promotion last week on a new type of booth designed specifically for “Selfies.” The entire
One of my auctions this past weekend used this silent auction entertainment idea. As the idea is fresh in my mind, it’s a perfect time to give you some pointers on using this concept. They’re called living statues. Also called “human statues,” the idea is that a person stands “frozen” until he receives a donation or otherwise wants to startle a passer-by. At that point, he changes his position. Here’s why I like this form of entertainment ... and some tips on getting the most out of
When your auction entertainment ideas skew to the grand, be careful! Incorporating headline entertainment into a charity auction is an impressive addition, but when you allow your event to become a stage for a top performers, there is a risk. It's possible that your mission and good works will be eclipsed by the entertainment. How do you ensure that doesn't happen? You organize the gala schedule in such a way that it allows you to do mission-related work first. Watch the video for details
There are a number of entertainment options that will work at a gala. Though portrait photography isn't "cutting edge," here's why it ranks so high when it comes to oldie-but-goodie auction fundraiser ideas. Watch the video below.