It's a common question from clients. They want to know how many auction items they should sell in their live auction. "Do you think 12 is too many?" they'll ask.I contemplate these questions in the same way I'd think about prunes: "Will three get the job done? ... Is eight too many?" ;)In this podcast, learn the factors that go into determining how many auction items you should have you in your gala. You'll be able to figure out the perfect number for your gala.Listen to the podcast below.
The upcoming holiday season has me thinking about parties, and that naturally led me think about what we often serve at them ... food and alcohol.If you're seeking some new benefit auction item ideas and haven't yet tried a stock the bar| stock the cellar activity, maybe this is your year to try it. It's a way to have many people make a small contribution that enables you to sell a larger item at the auction.In this podcast, I explain what it is and different ways to execute it. Listen to the
The upcoming holiday season has me thinking about seasonal get-togethers. Here's a benefit auction item idea fitting to the season. I heard of an older couple who opted to forego the traditional gifts at their wedding. If any guest wanted to give a gift, the couple suggested bringing a bottle of wine so they could "stock the cellar." (I like this idea. I've got enough "stuff" for my house, but the cellar can always be filled.) Similarly, some bridal showers (co-ed) are "stock the bar"
When I visit with some organizations about their auction fundraiser, they insist that their charity auction crowd is unusually loud. "Sherry, we can't ever get them to pay attention," one will say. Or, "Our crowd likes to party." Pardon the expression, but to that I'll respond in a common phrase my Dad uses: "Well no shit, Sherlock." Your guests view the charity auction as a party. Good parties tend to be loud. For your guests, charity auctions are celebratory events. A portion of them
Not so long ago (like two weeks ago) I blogged about how dressing up to promote your charity auction could rank as one of those top concepts ... especially when it comes to school auction ideas. Now, I have proof. That's right. I have honest-to-goodness photographs proving that some of my fabulous school auction clients are doing just that. They are having fun, hamming it up, promoting their school auction ... by dressing up. Voici. Take a look at these shots. Here's someone clearly in a