Collaboration with other nonprofits can help you procure items that you’ve no access to otherwise. The proceeds are then split, as in these two examples.Continue reading
December is a popular month for socializing. Use this time with co-workers, friends, and family as a chance to conduct some auction reconnaissance.
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What’s the best way to handle auction donations that show up the day of your gala? Here are 4 ideas for handling those last-minute arrivals.
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Vasectomies, vaginal tightening, cosmetic surgery, IVF treatments and other sexually-charged donations have found their way into fundraising auctions. Here are some ideas for selling awkward donations.
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If you work for a trade association, you might plan an annual conference as part of your work. An auction to raise money for your foundation might be part of that event. Here are some pointers for those planning fundraising auctions at conferences.
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.
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.”
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.
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 several… Read On >
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Have you heard of Mystery Boxes? *This isn’t that.* A Surprise Box is similar but offers a new idea for silent auctions or raffles.
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