The first fundraising galas of 2022 won’t mimic the events of 2019. Gala chairs are making these changes to accommodate for what was learned about the spread of COVID-19.Continue reading
If you work for an association, your live auction will have a few different items in it than a standard nonprofit auction. In this video, I give examples for four types of associations I’ve supported. Industry trade associations for businesses As…Continue reading
An auction item had a misleading description that I discovered while preparing for the gala. In the video, I share I believe in doing item research.Continue reading
This auction donation — which became popularized during COVID-19 — will stick around long after coronavirus is gone.Continue reading
Generally speaking, I’m not a fan of comparing the numbers of your benefit auction to other events. Results vary by region, guest capacity, the cause, the type of event, and other factors. Furthermore, unless you are able to see all of the data …Continue reading
In a typical fundraising auction, 10% to 20% of the crowd will actively participate in the live auction. Among those participating, I’ve observed some distinct personalities. From Starters to Buyers, here are my live auction bidder archetypes.
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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With few exceptions, the best time to close the silent auction is before your live auction begins. Guests will bid in your live auction and donate to your paddle raiser more freely when they know exactly what they’ve already bought in your silent auct…Continue reading
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.
Auctions are a perfect pairing to fundraising. Goods and services are generously donated leaving wide margins for the bottom line. Here are some tips to use the auction vehicle to take your auction to new heights. Procurement & Donations The old adage, garbage in garbage out pertains to auctions too! Request donations that will30Continue reading