Ahhh yes, it’s an old classic – The Wine Grab. It’s where your guests pay a certain amount and win a wrapped bottle of wine that may or may not be at the value they just paid. It’s fun and often times they sell out quickly. Why? Because they are at a price point that … More Spin To Win! A New Turn On The Wine Grab
Volunteers are one of the keys to a successful event. But how do you get the right people in the right roles at your event? I recently held a seminar for Greater Giving and discussed the best ways to Maximize Your Benefit Auction. One of the things we talked about was not only how to use … More Get the MOST out of your volunteers
I have been in the fundraising auction business for more than two decades. I have sold the Zulu Nyala photo safari trip to Africa more times than I can remember. This year the trip has made a resurgence. This spring I sold it more times than ever! If you are looking for a no-risk exciting … More Africa Is Calling You
Some our clients for spring 2018 booked in late 2016 to make sure they got the date and the auctioneer they wanted! Limited dates are available for the key Saturday dates in Spring 2018. And our spring season begins in mid-January and goes through the end of May. It’s always good to re-book right after … More Spring 2018 – Book Now!
Recently I was asked about whether theme auctions/galas make more money? The answer is YES, if the crowd participates in your theme. Wearing a costume, or specialty clothing to an event is a lot of fun! When your guests really get into it they will have more fun, and spend more money! Themes aren’t just … More Auction Theme Ideas To Create Revenue, and Fun At Your Next Event
Whether you have a dessert dash or are doing a dessert auction, it is always fun to see the creativity people use when making desserts for the event. Now, I have learned not take bites of them, but sometimes it’s hard especially when they are as creative as this one from an event a few years … More Make More $ On Your Dessert Dash
Making sure you have the right auction team for your event is the number 1 most important decision you will make for your benefit auction. Number 2 on that list? Proper sound and lighting. It doesn’t matter who your auctioneer is, if your guests can’t hear them – they will not be engaged. If they … More Can you hear me now? If not, you aren’t maximizing your revenues!
Ian from Winspire and I recently held a Webinar talking about ideas to “Maximize Revenue From Your Benefit Auction.” If you didn’t have a chance to sign up, you can listen and watch here:
Music is something that triggers emotions, so why not use it during your live auction? Even hearing a 10 second clip of a song can bring back positive memories or feelings which we can turn into higher bids, and a good time for your audience. How about a song for each item in the live … More Utilize Music to make your Live Auction items POP!
Sometimes the cost of a professional auctioneer can be daunting. However, a pro will usually make back their fee with just one idea at a pre-planning meeting. If you aren’t getting fresh ideas and consulting from your auctioneer… you need a new auctioneer. Even if you an event planner / consultant working with your group, … More Expect MORE from your Auctioneer