I recently found some auction photos and videos I never posted from 2016. One school auction video seems perfect to highlight this week as St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated this weekend. The Green Gate Gala is so named because of a green gate found on the Catholic school’s campus. The school color is green.… Read On >Continue reading
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. The… Read On >
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The best fundraising event names I’ve heard are tied to the nonprofit’s mission and often have a double-meaning. Here are two examples.
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School auction themes can be inspired by children’s books, just as “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” influenced this school fundraiser. Watch the video.
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An elementary school client asked for some game and design ideas. She and her committee are considering a carnival-esque auction theme for their annual fundraiser next year. Imagine red and white stripes. Family entertainment. Festive games. Finger food. “Something to do for everyone,” she concluded. Here are video clips I compiled over the last three… Read On >
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Cuba is back in the news. Is it politically insensitive to use a “Havana Nights” auction theme? Does it matter? This post has lots of ideas to digest.
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This school auction used the concept of an elegant circus for its annual fundraiser. This video shows how it came together and shares some early concerns.
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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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It’s not the easiest or cheapest school auction theme to pull off, but my client made a “Night at the Museum” concept come alive.
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Something as simple as changing the school auction theme attracted new donors to the fundraiser. Here’s the story of how the theme got a Mom involved.Continue reading