|May 2014 | Issue No. 62|
Note from Kathy
Imagine my delight as I happened upon triplet kit foxes on a recent remote beach walk on Cape Cod. No larger than small cats, they allowed me to quietly observe as they foraged and frolicked for hours.
What does the fox say? Give your auction guests fresh profitable auction item ideas. For 24 clever ideas, please read my article about “How To Make Money Out of Thin Air”
Astute Benefit Auctioneers can raise 25% or more with new consulting and planning services. Learn how and amplify your fundraising skills at my Benefit Auction Consulting Workshop on June 22 and 23 in Scottsdale, AZ. www.BenefitAuctionConsulting.com
For my watercolor: I Love Beach Rocks, just scroll down.
PS: Courtesy Reminder: Time to lock in your 2015 auction date now
Make Money Out of Thin Air: Ultimate Fundraising Auction Items - 24 Fresh Ideas
Would you believe that I starred in the Nutcracker Ballet as the Snow Queen? Courtesy of a fabulous fundraising auction item!
It’s true. For this prestigious walk-on role, my 15 seconds of fame included a dramatic entrance in a faux-ermine floor-length cape and tiara. As I waved adieux, sugar plum fairies and mouse soldiers bowed deeply to me and pirouetted away. I treasure that unique experience, thanks to a creative auction item for Newport Rhode Island’s contemporary ballet company, Island Moving Company. Now, that’s making money out of thin air!
Do you crave fresh innovative fundraising auction items that get bid cards flying? Consider creative no-cost auction items that are fun, experiential, and match your audience interests that guests can’t get anywhere else.Read the full article for 23 more innovative item ideas...
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