|April 2012 | Issue No. 40|
Note from Kathy
Spring benefit auctions are booming!
Guests continue to be generous and I’m happy to report many sold out fundraisers. Are you designing the optimum layout for your silent and live auctions? Learn more in my article to propel your profits at your next benefit auction!I’m so ready for kayaking and I’ve been taking wonderful Pilates classes too. Watercolor classes are a such a delight and open me to new creative ideas. I’m so grateful for the outstanding lessons from my art teacher Doris Rice. Feel free to scroll down to see my latest painting: White Daffodils.
PS: Quick reminder: Fall auction dates are booking up quickly, please contact me to insure your preferred date and auctioneer: firstname.lastname@example.org
OWN YOUR BENEFIT AUCTION ZONE
Best Ways to Lay Out Your Silent and Live Auctions for Fundraising!
Does money literally walk out of your auction venue? Do you make it easy for your guests to support you? Do you create the most profitable way to set up your physical layout of your silent auction area and the physical layout of your live auction area?
In order to maximize fundraising, you must intentionally design your benefit auction venue and specific layout - every time. Let’s talk about one of my favorite subjects that is often is overlooked and unfortunately costs untold thousands of lost revenue at fundraising auctions. Now, granted, everyone has a different physical location, and you may change venues, it’s vital that you custom and adapt to each venue, each year for each auction.
First and foremost, KNOW THAT YOUR PURPOSE IS TO FUNDRAISE- not hold a wedding reception! Form follows function. Remember that the set up for a benefit auction is incredibly unique. You can always improve your venue layout so you can raise more money and improve your guests’ experience! Please read my article to learn my top fundraising silent and live auction venue layout techniques and strategies here.
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"Thank you so much for that wonderful conference call that I was able to listen in on yesterday. I was so surprised that you were chatting with everyone before it started. You were so warm and friendly. (Most speakers I've listened in on are very stuffy.) You had some wonderful pointers. Your knowledge and expertise shines through in what you say...Again, thank you SO VERY MUCH for sharing your knowledge and experience. It was a very helpful call! "
- Sue Fox
"Thanks for the ultra-informative teleseminar. As always, you've blended today's leading-edge benefit auction thinking with tried and true industry best practices, and wrapped it all up in a concise and user-friendly package that the rookie and the seasoned pro alike can use to dramatically improve their business. That's why I keep coming back for more!"
- Keith L. McLane, BAS
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