This past Saturday night while I was working with the very lovely guests supporting the New Hampshire SPCA, a hacker broke into my website. Some of you alerted me via email and Facebook. I never saw the posts because I was working. Until one of my team members called me on Sunday morning, I was blissfully unaware. When I went to the site, I certainly wasn’t happy. But I also didn’t melt into a pile of tears. I recalled a story about a magician who was headed to Las Vegas for a national
A couple of years ago I was on a Webinar advocating year-round auction procurement. The best gala chairs I know always have their "ear to the ground" when it comes to getting items for their auction. Here's a recent example. Last week I was in Pennsylvania meeting with a few clients. Over dinner with one group, the two co-chairs and I talked about their upcoming auction and specifically, their items. They felt they needed just a couple more items for their live auction to feel finished. As we
Planning an auction takes a lot of time, but it's nothing compared to the hours you'll put in trying to schedule women to attend your next committee meeting. Ever notice how tricky it is to get on everyone's schedule? Not anymore. Here's a free tool most planners haven't heard of. It's one of my best benefit auction secrets when it comes to the subject of time management. Watch the video below.
Happy Valentine's Day!Want to show some love to your volunteers? Those team members sitting on your benefit auction committees would love it if you respected their time. Here are seven tips for running meetings that people WANT to attend.Listen to the podcast below.
Happy Valentine's Day! Want to show love to your volunteers? Those team members sitting on your benefit auction committees would love it if you respected their time! To that end, here are some tips to keep your meetings running smoothly. Before the meeting ... 1. Ask each committee chair for a time estimate of her remarks. Ask how long she'll need to update the group on her respective responsibilities, whether that's invitations, sponsorships, or baskets. Depending on where you are in