Auction 101

Best Practices for No-Wait Event Registrations

This is the first in a series of posts about running a successful fundraising event night written by event service professionals. Event night professionals help to troubleshoot technology, advise on using event software, and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible on event night. Have you ever had long lines at your event while guests… Read More »

Your Auction is Over…Now What?

Your fundraising event is over. Your donors are happy, your guests are happy, and you reached your goal. Congratulations! Now that the hard work is out of the way, what needs to happen next? Here are some suggestions on how to wrap up your event: Say your Thank You’s Thank everyone who played a part… Read More »

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What Everyone Should Know About Auction Items [INFOGRAPIC]

There are many questions when it comes to soliciting and packaging auction items—what should we solicit, how many do we need, are there packages that perform better than others, where do I find quality items… We cover all these questions and more in the “What Everyone Should Know About Auction Items” infographic along with some… Read More »

Guest Post: Which Comes First – Venue or Auctioneer?

For the past several years the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) has put on the Benefit Auction Summit, where fundraising auctioneer professionals come together to talk through client challenges, share best practices, exchange ideas and brainstorm on dynamic new ways to help customers raise more money and achieve other non-financial goals. More than 130 colleagues attended… Read More »