Red Apple Auctions has conducted four charity auctions this month. Three of the auction venues were scheduled to be tents. Two galas stuck to the schedule and held them in the tents. In one case, the rain poured. In another, the rain cleared. (See video below.) One gala moved to an alternate location (an airport hangar), just in case. In the fall and spring, tents are a popular venue choice. They allow people to be outside and enjoy the weather. They lend a dreamy feel to the
In the Washington, D.C. area, spring and fall seem to be the two big seasons for tents. There are few auction venues that offer such a romantic feel. Guests are outside, under the stars (sort of), with grass underfoot. But beyond those positive qualities, tents offer some challenges, which I describe in this week's podcast.Listen to the podcast below.
Incorporating a theme into your benefit auction is optional, but having a sound system is required.If you want to have both a great theme and a kickin'sound system to match, you should know that some companies offer pretty slick sound systems.Listen to the podcast below.
My recent articles in Benefit Auction Ideas (my twice-a-month ezine) have focused on suggestions for great benefit auction themes. In this post, I'm moving this theme concept in a new direction. Some elements of your gala are optional; others are required. Having a theme is optional. Offering items that people want - and guests with money to buy them - is required. A sound system falls into that latter category. It's required, even for small crowds. (I once used an at-home "toy" karaoke
I recently wrote an article for Charity Golf Events newsletter under the title, "Silence Doesn't Sell. Charity Auctions Need Sound Systems." Enjoy this podcast version of the article.Listen to the podcast below.