Though I’ve been working fundraising auctions the last couple of months, I only recently conducted my first school auction of 2022. I learned this: Your audience has changed. Based on my experience, I have some advice for those of you planning p…Continue reading
Join me and some school advancement leaders to learn how we’re marrying the best of virtual galas with in-person galas for a great hybrid gala experience.Continue reading
What you deem “normal” for your school auction depends on where you live. Here are three short stories about school auctions you might find unusual.Continue reading
At a recent nonprofit fundraising event, the nonprofit decided they didn’t want to push the raffle. If a guest approached a volunteer to buy a $50 raffle ticket — fine. But they didn’t want volunteers to walk up to groups of people and ask guest…Continue reading
One reason auction volunteers quit is because they become frustrated by the lack of organization from the Auction Chair. Creating an auction organizational chart like this one helps volunteers understand their role in the larger committee.
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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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School auctions love selling “free” items, like VIP graduation seats and ‘Name the Playground’ rights. Here are 11 “free” items to sell, like a Spirit Rock that sold for $2400.
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