Auctions


Holiday Shops Can Be A Win-Win For Students And Fundraising Groups

Posted on 18 January 2012

December is that time of year when it seems like everyone is running as fast as they can, but the list of “things to do” never ends. A holiday shop at your school or church may be the answer to shorten that endless list. Here is what I have seen as a result of running [...]

Getting your Charity Auction Volunteers to Buy-in and Work, by Sherry Truhlar

Posted on 26 November 2011

Getting your charity auction volunteers to buy-in and work Got problems getting event volunteers energized to do what is needed to be done? Here’s one tip: Give volunteers something new and creative to learn which simultaneously solves a problem your charity auction is experiencing. Volunteers will remain engaged if they believe the solution you are [...]

Insurance for your benefit auction ain’t a bad idea, by Sherry Truhlar

Posted on 24 October 2011

Last year, a 2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle was stolen. The bike was painted pink and signed by a number of country music stars, such as Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, and Taylor Swift. Here’s the kicker: It had been donated to be sold in a benefit auction to benefit the Lexington affiliate of the Susan G. [...]

Here’s an easy charity auction tip: Use surveys, by Sherry Truhlar

Posted on 29 September 2011

When it comes to incorporating a simple auction idea into your fundraising gala, don’t forget about one of the easiest ways to get feedback from your charity auction: surveying your auction guests. I was reminded of this recently while listening to the radio. On a recent morning show, the DJ was asking his co-hosts and [...]

Raise More Money Selling Sponsorships, Not Tickets, by Amy Eisenstein

Posted on 08 September 2011

Greetings!  Today, I have another terrific guest article to share with you.  This time, author of 50 Asks in 50 Weeks and certified fundraising consultant Amy Eisenstein, (pictured at left) has been kind enough to share one of her recent blog posts with us. If you’ve never visited Amy’s site, TriPointFundraising, I highly suggest that you take a [...]

Delivering the Goods: Use This Crafty Corporate Marketing Concept to Present Your Auction Gala Gift Bags, by Sherry Truhlar

Posted on 06 May 2011

I’d like to welcome Sherry Truhlar back to to Step By Step Fundraising! Sherry’s written a number of great articles for us on the topic of fundraising auctions, and she has a great site at Red Apple Auctions that you should definitely check out. She also has a FREE Auction Item Guide (listing the 100 [...]

Shrink those floral centerpieces at your benefit auction, by Sherry Truhlar

Posted on 11 April 2011

Once again, I’d like to welcome Sherry Truhlar to Step By Step Fundraising!  Sherry’s written a number of great articles for us on the topic of fundraising auctions, and she has a great site at Red Apple Auctions that you should definitely check out.  She also has a FREE Auction Item Guide (listing the 100 best-selling items to [...]