If you follow good planning principles, you can have a good charity auction, regardless of the day or time of year. But that said, I do see some distinct advantages to holding an autumn charity auction date. Listen to this podcast to hear the four reasons I believe fall dates are better. Click below to listen to the podcast.
Are you planning on holding an auction fundraiser with headline entertainment? If so, pay heed to your scheduling. The order of events dramatically affects how much you raise in your benefit auction. Here's an example. For the past two days, I've been representing the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) at ASAE's Springtime Expo in Washington, D.C. (ASAE is the membership association for association staff members. NAA is a member of ASAE.) ASAE has decided to incorporate a benefit
The Chair of a school auction called me a few days ago to get my opinion. Her committee is thinking of moving its fall charity auction date to a new day and season. Traditionally the fundraiser has been held in December, but they're considering an auction date in the spring so as not to compete with their Annual Fund. "What do you think?" she asked. In one respect, it doesn't matter. As long as a committee follows the principles of conducting a successful auction, the gala can
Most charity auctions are held on Friday and Saturday nights. But is a Saturday night really the best day to hold an auction? Are fundraisers better on weekends? What's the matter with the rest of the week? Nothing. That said, sometimes you can tell what type of an auction the organization is hosting simply by looking at the day of the week they've chosen. Here's my not-entirely-accurate (but pretty close) look at what types of charity auctions fall on any given day of the