Here is a handy checklist from start to finish that you can use. Not all topics on the checklist are covered in the post, but many are self explanatory. 9 – 12 Months prior to Event Choose an Event Chair or President Select your Committee Coordinators Figure out a budget Choose a venue Choose a […]
A-list celebrities and even local celebrities can add to the excitement of your event. Celebrities make great emcees, but do not use them as your auctioneer. They are not trained and do not call auctions for a living. If you are going to have celebrities at your event try to market your event with their […]
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Most of your auction attendees have more fun with the live auction versus the silent auction at a charity event. However, in order to sell a lot of low to mid-range valued items for a charity event in a short period of time and keep your audience captivated, a silent auction should be utilized. Charity auctions should have no more than […]
There are many questions that arise when planning for a charity event. Here are some commonly asked questions and answers. Q: How much time do I need to plan a successful charity event? A: Every organization is going to need a different amount of time to plan, but do not cut yourself short. There are […]
For most charity events I highly recommend doing a plated dinner versus a buffet. Mainly because with a plated dinner your guests are already in their seats and relaxed, ready to pay attention to the speakers and auctioneer. A buffet takes a long time to before every table is served, which pushes the auction and […]
Selecting a professional auctioneer may very well be the most important decision that a board will make regarding fundraising. The question should be: “What is not having a professional charity auctioneer going to cost?” Not, “What is a professional auctioneer going to cost?” Skimping on cost here can be devastating to your final results and […]
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