I recently did something new at an event that was super cool! It is called a reverse raffle, and I think every event organizer should give it a shot. Everyone who purchased a $100 ticket to attend the fundraising gala received one entry into a raffle with a grand prize of $5000. The entries looked […]
A bid card seems like a small detail, and one that may not be a priority on the long list of items required when planning a fundraising gala but IT IS CRITICAL, and everyone who holds one should have pre-registered by providing their name and contact information. This is incredibly important for a variety of […]
The purpose of charitable giving is for a donor to support a cause in which he or she believes. In recognition of the impact these donations make to the community, governments provide income tax credits to encourage giving by taxpayers. Your auctioneer must understand what does and does not qualify for a tax credit in […]
This event was so much fun! The audience was incredibly engaged and spent generously during the live auction. All of the items up for auction followed the theme of a ‘Bucket List’; think Nascar, Napa Valley and hot air balloon rides. What truly gave me shivers though, was the fundraising appeal when virtually every single […]
Deciding on the number of live auction items to have at your charity event can be difficult, especially since all donors want their items to be featured live. In order to ensure you raise the most money possible while keeping your audience engaged, I recommend between 4 to 6 live auction items.
Many event organizers seek the services of traditional auctioneers for their fundraising events. Traditional auctioneers are often those who run real estate auctions, cattle sales, car auctions, antique sales, repo auctions, junk auctions etc. and they are very talented at what they do. Some of them are the fastest bid callers I have seen and can […]
One of the first things that I ask my clients is whether they have a Master of Ceremonies for their event, and if that MC is willing to work with me during the auction. Learn why it is so important to have BOTH an MC and a professional auctioneer in order to run a successful, […]