|May 2012 | Issue No. 41|
Note from Kathy
Happy Memorial Day.
Enjoy your time to reflect and relax.
Congratulations to everyone on such successful spring auction season. It was fun cheering for my niece, Erin at her high school lacrosse game honoring senior players.
Everyday at noon, a stunning Pileated Woodpecker visits my patio: "ki ki ki ki kiiii." He's impressive - about 19 inches of sleek black and white with a bright red crest. Summer is definitely on it's way.
PS: Hope you can join me, Simone Joyaux and Marcia Cone on June 6th, Newport, RI: PANEL: WOULD THERE BE PHILANTHROPY WITHOUT WOMEN? Sign up free here.
PPS: Auctioneers: Meet me in Chicago!
WHAT'S THE BEST NUMBER OF AUCTION ITEMS?
How many auction items should you have to raise the most money?
This is the number one question I am asked as a consultant and professional benefit auctioneer. My answer - well, it depends.
There are five key factors to help you determine your optimum number of benefit auction items: first: what are your financial goals; second: what type of charity auction you are hosting; third, what else is happening at your event; and fourth: how many guests are attending your auction, and fifth: did your retain a professional auctioneer.
Remember, auction guests are increasingly strategic in their giving and bidding behaviors. Leverage this trend in the new economy - the old adage of LESS IS MORE applies liberally to reducing the number auction items - solicit fewer items for greater value. Find out more in my article here.
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history." - Gandhi
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Questions? Contact Kathy: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Thanks for a brilliant night, you always are so great at making people have such fun spending money!"
- Richard Johnson
"I loved the Dream Game! What a great technique for targeting fabulous auction items and then procuring them."
- Gina Orlando
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