Breaking the rules: This Martha’s Vineyard auction succeeds by doing things differently.

Here’s a benefit auction that breaks the rules. Their successful formula is an afternoon event with a low $25 ticket, a casual dress code and no food.

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Kendra Scott: An easy jewelry donation for many nonprofits

If a Kendra Scott jewelry store is in your area, call the community / charity relations contact in your local store.  For the last two years, my clients have received generous donations from the retailer via its “Kendra Gives Back” program. Frankly, I haven’t seen this kind of generosity since Keurig hit the market severalRead On >

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Skip the silent auction; put your focus on the Fund a Need

Here’s my take on why nonprofits – especially smaller ones – should bypass silent auctions and focus on running strong Fund a Needs.

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Carnival auction themes from school fundraisers

An elementary school client asked for some game and design ideas.  She and her committee are considering a carnival-esque auction theme for their annual fundraiser next year. Imagine red and white stripes. Family entertainment. Festive games. Finger food. “Something to do for everyone,” she concluded. Here are video clips I compiled over the last threeRead On >

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