Three years ago I wrote a post listing eleven different options for benefit auction venues. And at various times, I've talked about unusual venues like this Olympic training facility or a car dealership. As 2019 ends, I thought it would be fun to take a review of my year and note where my clients held their fundraising auctions. Here were the most popular types of benefit auction venues in 2019. Hotels: Over 20 clients held their fundraiser in a hotel. Hotels are typically the
Two weeks ago I worked with a nonprofit in Massachusetts which has a fairly unique benefit auction model. Though they share some of the same overarching goals as many of my clients (e.g. fundraising, donor stewardship, community awareness, etc.), the event has a long history of doing some things differently. Here are a few elements that make this charity auction unusual. It's a low ticket price -- $25 per person Guests dress casually; some wore shorts. It's an afternoon affair.