Three times guests will try to pull a fast one on you, and what to say when it happens

At some point a guest at your gala will try to pull a fast one on you or me. I like to believe that the guest is being honest.  After all, this is a fundraising auction; most people are filled with good will. But sometimes, stuff happens. Maybe they really didn‘t bid.  They were justRead On >

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Best time to close the silent auction? Before the live auction begins.

With few exceptions, the best time to close the silent auction is before your live auction begins. Guests will bid in your live auction and donate to your paddle raiser more freely when they know exactly what they’ve already bought in your silent auct…

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When to use “Submit your best bid” for item donations that can’t be sold at the fundraising auction

This happens to all fundraising auction committees at some point. An item donation arrives *after the gala, or arrives *before it, but has a date restriction preventing it from being sold at the event. In this post, learn one approach for selling it — submit your best bid.

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One of the best auction donations from authors – writing your name in a book

I’ve sold several donations from authors who offer the opportunity to have the winning bidder’s name written into their next book. Here’s a real-life example of how that fundraising auction donation appears in Nelson DeMille’s 2017 release, “The Cuban Affair.”

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