Check your calendar. A nice silent auction basket idea will soon blossom. Very soon ... starting in May here in Washington, D.C. ... most garden clubs will begin their annual tours. Sometimes these tours are free, but often there is a charge associated with them. The prestige of the garden club will dictate whether you are paying $5 or $40 to tour a home owner's private garden space. Established groups like the Georgetown Garden Club will sell tickets at a higher price point than smaller
When it comes to silent auction basket ideas, one of the biggies is to wrap your baskets with plastic wrap or cellophane.This is a precaution worth taking, especially for larger galas in hotels. (Smaller events can be a bit more loosey-goosey in the way they run their silent auction.)In this podcast, you'll learn the six reasons that "wrapping" is good for your event.Listen to the podcast here.
With regards to silent auction basket ideas, a book could be written about how to make a nice display. Here's my take on one idea regarding wrapping. At smaller benefit auctions, you can be a bit loosey-goosey in how you present a silent auction basket. At larger fundraisers, you need to step up your game. Covering your baskets in a clear plastic shrink-wrap or a bag is smart. Here are the advantages of wrapping a silent auction basket in clear plastic or cellophane. 1) Contents don't
UPDATE 12/5/09 After I posted the original blog (scroll down), Maria wrote me this email: On behalf of our auction team, I wanted to thank you for meeting with us last night. We enjoyed your talk on procurement and we are fired up and ready to go after your ideas. This morning we got the PTA Chairs to approve the software agreement. I believe we can pay the full cost of the software with sponsorships. Well, as of this morning we have two more sponsors for our auction webpage. I didn’t even
A few galas each year will incorporate portrait photography into the auction fundraiser.Of the many types of entertainment you could incorporate into your event, this is a good one. It's especially well-suited for groups whose guests tend to work together. In this podcast, hear four reasons why it could work well at your next gala. Listen to the podcast below.