Five best free stock photography sites for live & silent auction displays

Photos on silent auction displays will improve bidder interest, but don’t steal shots from websites. Instead, use these free stock photography sites.

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Busted! Be wary of images used in fundraising auction displays

Photographers have cracked down on illegally sourced images used by nonprofits. Here are 5 free photography sites to use in fundraising auction displays.
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[VIDEO] Raising money for Haiti by focusing on the Fund a Need

In May I worked with a dedicated group of fundraisers in Louisiana whose gala raises money to build homes for some of the poorest of the poor in Haiti.  Each new home costs a mere $5000.  The emphasis at this gala is on the Fund a Need.  Though there is a live auction, it’s only« Continue Reading »

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Ice, ice baby: Auction theme ideas that involve winter

It’s all about *show* and less about *tell* in today’s post. Here are three video clips from auctions. All had winter-related auction theme ideas.  They used elements like ice, LED lights, evergreen trees and polar bears to make a statement.  As for colors, think white, ice blue, and some forest green. As the holidays are« Continue Reading »

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[VIDEO] Silent auction layout when using mobile bidding

Sometimes I’m asked if one needs to have displays if using mobile bidding in your silent auction. The answer is “Yes.” And here’s a video showing that.
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