One of my food-related charities asked me for some suggestions on how they might incorporate the almighty vegetable into their gala. I revisited some previous events for ideas and here's what I shared with them. Any of you wondering if these fundraising auction ideas would work for fruit should know that -- yes, of course. ;) Watch the video below.
Two or three times a year, the Red Apple Auctions team works at a charity auction which has booked headline entertainment as part of its festivities. I like to say, a bit tongue-in-cheek, that we serve as the "opening act" for these performers. The key is to get the schedule right when you're involving top entertainment. Listen to the podcast for details.
A couple of times a year, the Red Apple Auctions team works a gala that has booked headline entertainment as part of its show. One of those events is the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) gala, one of Washington, DC's top fundraising events. This year the organization announced that over $1 million was raised. Among other things, that means that a lot of children in DC's public schools will have access to an arts education. I like to say, a bit tongue-in-cheek, that Red Apple Auctions
When groups are looking for fundraising ideas, many add a silent auction to an existing event. I've heard of and seen silent auctions at all types of fundraisers and friend-raisers: dinners, fairs, golf outings, networking events, sorority meetings, and church functions. The silent auction is casually added to the mix of activities with the hopes that it will generate some needed funds. And it does. Sort of. Make no mistake, your guests LOVE silent auctions! Many like them because they are
It's a common question from clients. They want to know how many auction items they should sell in their live auction. "Do you think 12 is too many?" they'll ask.I contemplate these questions in the same way I'd think about prunes: "Will three get the job done? ... Is eight too many?" ;)In this podcast, learn the factors that go into determining how many auction items you should have you in your gala. You'll be able to figure out the perfect number for your gala.Listen to the podcast below.