Year-end recaps are great ways to get up to speed on the best information that auction chairs were learning last year.
And if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I’m a numbers person. I like to measure results and make decisions based on numbers. There’s nothing like seeing the answer in data and going for it.
So this week, I’m giving you the most popular blog posts of last year. Consider it your insider’s guide as to what was hot when it comes to charity auction ideas, as voted by auction planners.
The list spans from the nitty-gritty of silent auctions (many of you were researching silent auction information!) to the fun and fabulous.
- Silent auction tips: The good, the bad, and the ugly
- New silent auction display ideas for jewelry
- Incorporate the 5 senses into displays to upsell silent auction donations
- Looking ahead to 2011: Trends in Benefit Auctions – Technically, this is a 2010 blog post, but only for 4 days. And auction chairs were definitely thinking 2011 with it.
- New silent auction entertainment ideas – flip books
- Three silent auction ideas that pamper the 40+ crowd
- Silent auction tips: Consider entertainment, stimulation & staging
- Auction sponsorship versus underwriters
One principle of learning that hasn’t changed since grade school is that some people learn by reading and some people learn by hearing or seeing. For those in that second group, here are a few of the most popular videos auction planners were watching.
- VIDEO: Encouraging youth to attend your benefit gala
- VIDEO: Making your gala fun with auction games
- VIDEO: A dirty secret about growing your benefit auction
- VIDEO: How to speed up your benefit auction checkout process
Hope you find a nugget or two in last year’s popular blog posts and videos. You could be the hit of your next auction planning meeting, whether it’s just a silent auction or a full gala.
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