A few years ago I conducted a study among my clients. I asked a portion of my Auction Chairs how many hours she spent planning her auction. I wasn’t interested in the total hours of the committee. I only wanted to know her hours. In the final count, a mix of schools and nonprofits submitted their totals. The survey also had a smattering of large and small galas. After compiling the results, the results revealed that the average time spent was a shocking 1,000 hours. In the “real world” that
Looking for free publicity in any shape and form? Here are a few places online you can list your gala charity auction so roaming eyeballs can find it. Eventful.com Free to post and the site itself is divided into many categories ... fundraisers, performing arts, concerts, and the like. Users can also sign up for alerts so if you like a particular type of event, they'll let you know when it's available. Vivanista.org In 2010 San Francisco-based Vivanista added calendar functionality to
A growing number of gala auction committees are starting to develop a Facebook page for their fundraiser. A handful use Twitter and LinkedIn. So grab a pen and settle in to watch this video, where I share 12 statements or topics your publicity chair can use to market your event through these (and perhaps other) popular social media outlets. Getting publicity for your event was never so easy! Watch the video below.
Golf tournaments have no shortage of fun add-ons. Chipping contests, best dressed team photos, and other activities are designed to involve players and/or raise money. If your tournament has an auction, you can incorporate more games, raffles, and activities. Collectively I call these add-ons “bells and whistles." There are many reasons to use them. One reason is to attract publicity. And here's how to get publicity for a charity event. Many groups are good at securing post tournament
Do you dream of having that perfect celebrity spokesperson attend your gala, support your cause, and articulate your mission to the masses? Here are some pointers on where to start when it comes to celebrity charity. Watch the video below.