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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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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New for 2017: Procurement training “Mastering Nonprofit Auction Consignment”

Don’t miss this new auction procurement training, “Mastering Nonprofit Auction Consignment.” Class is April 25, 2017.

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New for 2017: Auction procurement training class “How to get 2016’s top-selling items” plus a newly-released Auction Item Guide

Don’t miss this new auction procurement training, “How to get 2016’s top selling auction items into your 2017 auction.” Class is Jan. 18, 2017.

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