Here's a change for your charity auction catalog: Forego the traditional binding and opt for a ring. One of my client's - a school benefit auction committee - tried an experiment with its catalog. Instead of opting for the common binding, which is often staples or a plastic spiral binder, the committee decided to use a ring. The thinking was that the catalog would be easier to carry. A guest could loop the ring around his finger and still hold a beverage of choice while milling through ... Read On >
Splurge or save? Benefit auction ideas for printing
With many groups trying to cut expenses, it's worth taking a look at how to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to printing. Printed auction materials tend to consume a large part of a budget, so here are some benefit auction ideas on to splurge and when to save. Auction Invitation: WORTH IT, depending on ticket price The formal printed invitation has not yet been made obsolete by the "evite," and many guests will expect to receive their copy in the mail (especially if you have a ... Read On >
Time to kill the printed benefit auction invitation?
Heather Mansfield of DIOSA Communications recently conducted eleven surveys using the Twitter application TwtPoll. She posted the results online, calling it "11 TwtPoll Results Nonprofits Can Use to Plan 2010 Communications Strategies." One of the questions -- well really, one of the responses -- caught my eye. For ease of reading, I've posted the entire question and the responses below. 4) ATTN Donors: Do you prefer to give $$$ to your favorite organizations via: ... Read On >