Income-boosting activities that involve guests and freshen up tired events.
- “I’m SO TIRED of the auction. It’s the SAME.”
- “Is there anything OTHER than Heads & Tails?”
- “We just need something EXTRA.”
Are these your rallying cries as you plan the auction this year?
If so, you need some fresh ideas … some games … to shake up the monotony of your annual fundraiser.
This is your training!
Here is some of what you’ll learn:
- Learn OVER 15 ENGAGING GAMES to be incorporated into auctions large and small. These get guests involved… and these are guests who might not otherwise donate!
- Understand which 9 games will work just fine if you are not using a professional auctioneer, and the other 7 games best suited at an auction with a professional auctioneer overseeing the activity. For instance, if you run a school carnival and an auction isn’t part of the event, no big deal — there are some activities perfect for you.
- Do you have a upscale event? Not all games are “low end.” Learn which activities could be higher-priced to make them more appropriate for tony events.
- Raise money, or not. It’s your choice. Some games make sense to play without charging for them. Others make perfect sense to charge. Most of my clients do charge a nominal price to participate in these activities, but a few opted not to charge. If it’s more important to you to get guests interacting than it is to get guests paying, you’ll learn the strategies.
- Short on procured items? I’ll share a gem of an activity that we use at our auctions. You’ll see how to procure items ONSITE. (And those items typically sell for $100s, if not $1000s. Yes, you read that right!)
- Templates: YOU GET THE TRACKING FORMS to participants in the activities. This SAVES YOU TIME because you aren’t having to design forms and figure out what should go on the form, etc. Simply model these. Easy.
- Though you might consider a raffle to be a “game,” I don’t. Raffles have more specific laws and are not taught in this course. This training is over 1½ hours long, so it’s plenty rich as it is. But if raffles interest you, read about Rockin’ Raffles for Auctions.
What you receive:
- A DVD of the live webinar (95 minutes)
- A companion guide workbook (116 page), which includes …
- a TRANSCRIPT of the training
- a paper copy of the SLIDE PRESENTATION
- PHOTOS of games “in action”
- 9 ready-made TEMPLATES to use onsite with their appropriate games. Run some off on your copier and head to the auction – you’re ready to raise money.
- Remember, we’ll cover NINE GAMES to use at an auction without a professional auctioneer, and SEVEN GAMES to use at an auction that are best overseen by a a professional.
This training is for you if one of these resonates…
- You’re tasked with making the auction entertaining, without a budget.
- You are done … over it … sick and tired … never want to play Heads & Tails again. What *else* is there to raise a little money and have a little fun?
- The auction has had a “change” — maybe you won’t be doing a casino, for instance — and need ideas to fill the gap.
- Space is an issue. Perhaps the venue simply doesn’t lend itself for larger activities like horse racing.
- One of my clients used their theme — Nacho Ordinary Auction — as an excuse to abandon traditional games and try new ones. As we talked about options and the committee debated, inevitably someone would say, “Let’s do it! Because this is Nacho Ordinary Auction!”
About your presenter
Benefit auctioneer Sherry Truhlar helps charities across the USA, averaging more than one benefit auction per week. Dozens of other clients are supported annually through consulting, and she’s taught thousands of people through her auction webinars.
As a busy benefit auctioneer with clients in multiple states, she bring her expertise to you based on extensive experience, testing, and tweaking in her own auctions from California to Washington, D.C. … New Hampshire to Florida … Wisconsin to Texas. She teaches auction planners how to properly incorporate new ideas into the event to keep your event fresh for guests and volunteers.
As an expert teacher and national educator on all-things benefit auction oriented, this DVD and workbook provides all the ideas, forms, and tips necessary to lay a solid foundation for introducing new games (not raffles!) into your event.