Auction Fundraising Simplified

Auction Fundraising Simplified

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Auctions are unique in the world of special events. They contain core elements of other fundraising events, but a critical factor is that they also must procure auction items to match their clientele and then motivate those bidders to buy. True success requires the application of creative strategy to every facet of the event, as well as the use of organized systems to stay on track. Auction Fundraising Simplified shows how to think outside the box, provides examples and worksheets, and will help add thousands of dollars to the bottom line. Contained within these pages is information about: Am Skills needed to be a successful auction director Am Insider tips and strategies for qthinking outside the boxq Am Identifying auction demographics and laying a strong foundation Am Examples, systems, timelines, and worksheets for all auction elements Am Choosing an effective auctioneer Am Determining what committees are needed and how to keep them on track Am Ideas for recruiting sponsors, donors, and attendees Am Targeted procurement techniques for obtaining auction items Am Packaging auction lots for the highest sale Am Catalog writing processes and tips to save time Am Negotiating contracts with venues, caterers, suppliers, and others Am Food and beverage suggestions for menu planning and service Am Ways to market and promote your auction Am Creating site plans and logistics schedules Am Contracting for production (stage, sound, lighting, visual media, entertainment) Am Using volunteers for maximum effect Am Pre- and post-auction activities The easy-to-read format and systems in Auction Fundraising Simplified have been successfully used by auction managers of all skill levels and by academic institutions as a teaching tool. We guarantee this book will pay for itself many times over in time and financial gain.... save hours of work but may not be a necessary expense for small auctions, which can often get by using an ExcelAr spreadsheet. ... Most of these software programs have templates for creating catalogs and bid sheets, but they arena#39;t very versatile if you want a customized look. ... Prior to the Strategic Planning session, youa#39;ll want answers to some rudimentary questions. ... While auctions can be fun, they require substantial amounts of time, manpower and resources to be successful.

Title:Auction Fundraising Simplified
Author:Judy L. Anderson
Publisher:AuthorHouse - 2010-05-14


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