Fake flower auction centerpieces that may be more creative than the real thing

If your budget is short on money for fresh flowers for auction centerpieces, here is a colorful, creative alternative. These roses were made from paper.
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Parents sue over a school auction art sale

Imagine your school selling one of its class art projects for $50,000! Wonderful, right? Not in one case.  It landed in court. In a recent blog post, I shared the Vanity Fair story of Harvey Weinstein and his auction donations at a 2015 gala in France.  He’s currently being investigated for the questionable financial dealingsRead On >

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The OTHER allegations: Harvey Weinstein’s ties to a fundraising auction

Beyond the sexual allegations, Harvey Weinstein is under investigation for his involvement with AmFAR and its glitzy annual Cannes Gala and auction.

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List of silent auction software vendors (including mobile bidding)

Here’s a comprehensive list of silent auction software vendors. At least 25 of them also offer silent auction mobile bidding services.
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This auction bid card served many purposes: bid number, seating assignment, advertisement, and more

The back of your auction bid card / bid paddle is valuable real estate, so don’t leave it blank. At this event, the nonprofit used the back of the bid card to convey seating assignments.
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Using the auction bid paddle as a sponsorship opportunity

Some nonprofits will print a guest’s bid number on both sides of an auction bid paddle.  The benefit of this approach is that regardless of which side of the paddle is shown to the auctioneer, the bid number is viewed. Another idea is to sell the space on the back of the bid paddle. TheRead On >

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