I've written extensively on how to structure a good silent auction display. And despite my particular interest in acrylic frames, I've even talked about how to create displays without using acrylic stands. But I've not covered why I really like using those acrylic styles. Here's why acrylic stands catch my fancy. First, they are frameless. Unlike using traditional photo frames, which have a 1"-2" frame (see photo) around the edges, clear plastic stands are frameless. It leaves more room for
Auction guests often look at trees -- or any of your large cumbersome benefit auction items -- and think, "How would I ever get it home?"To address this concern, offer delivery to the winning bidder.In this podcast, learn different ways of offering the service that ensure your nonprofit won't regret its decision.Listen to the podcast below.
Last week I wrote about selling holiday trees in your gala. I didn't include an important piece of information that can really cripple the sale of those benefit auction items: delivery. Auction guests often look at trees -- or any large cumbersome item -- and think, "How would I ever get it home?" They admire it, but they won't bid. In fact, they'll often talk themselves out of bidding because getting the item home seems like too much work. To address this concern, offer delivery to the
If you're looking to boost benefit auction revenues and your event is late November or December, your acquisitions strategy could include decorated holiday trees. Here are some ideas. 1. At one school auction gala, one of the live auction items was a tree decorated with 100 $1 scratch-off lottery tickets. Not only is the winning bidder buying a lovely tree, but with a hundred scratch-off tickets, the bidder could be taking home a goldmine. 2. At another school auction, the student-decorated
What’s missing from the silent auction table in this photo?There are no bid sheets.We see three items and no bid sheets.In today's podcast, you'll hear about a new technology for your silent auction that allows it to "go digital" through the use of handheld bidding devices. There are a few companies offering this technology and each has its own approach. At this auction, guests were handed an electronic device (it was the size of a cell phone) when they registered. They carried it with them and