Red Apple Auctions’ blog makes Feedspot’s Top 25 Auction Blogs list

In April during the busiest part of my travel season, I received an email from the company Feedspot. “I would like to personally congratulate you,” the email began, “Your blog at Red Apple Auctions has been selected by our panelists as one of the Top 25 Auction Blogs on the web.” Woohoo!  The Red AppleRead On >

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I think “hotel silent auctions” are scammy — what do you think?

Hotel silent auctions are NOT auctions, so let’s rename them: Maybe “Pop-up Shops for the Public Good” (whereby a portion of each sale benefits charity).

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Transforming a mundane auction checkout receipt into a mission-driven missive

There was a problem at one of my spring fundraising auctions. The event was new, designed to take the place of a more traditional fundraising dinner.  For many years the dinner reliably drew 400- 500 guests.  The hope was that this new event would attract a similarly sized crowd. It didn’t. At first the plannerRead On >

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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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