Last week wrapped up the final two virtual galas I worked in 2020, finishing up a total of 33 virtual events for the year. Many more virtual galas are already on the calendar for spring 2021. One question from new clients has been about themes. ̶…Continue reading
In one fell swoop, some long-time Gala Co-chairs “recruited” a new auction committee *and* announced they’d no longer be overseeing the school auction.Continue reading
Of the ~70 galas I worked in in 2019, these were fundraising events of 2019 which I thought had the best auction themes.Continue reading
If your gala is honoring a person, consider using the auction decor to showcase your honorees personality. Use ideas from this fundraising luncheon, which paid tribute to Diana Vreeland.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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