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#INTERVIEW: Sherry Truhlar, President of Red Apple Auctions, Conducts Benefit Auctions for Nonprofit Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

Sherry Truhlar, President of Red Apple Auctions , conducts benefit auctions for nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. that day.

Have you ever bought an auction “vacation package”?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever bought an auction “vacation package”? Then Guy Debord has something to say to you. Me TOO.

How to make more money with your next silent auction

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Sherry is an auction expert so I’ve asked her to come and share with us how to make our nonprofit’s next silent auction better.

Cool idea for benefit auctions

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My friend Sherry Truhlar of Red Apple Auctions had a great article in her newsletter today.  Benefit auctioneer Sherry Truhlar publishes the “Benefit Auction Ideas&# bi-monthly e-zine for auction chairs seeking to improve the financial results of their auctions. Negative side:  Coordinate in advance. 

#INTERVIEW: Sherry Truhlar, President of Red Apple Auctions, Conducts Benefit Auctions for Nonprofit Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

Sherry Truhlar, President of Red Apple Auctions , conducts benefit auctions for nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. NPM360: Did you grow up wanting to be an auctioneer? took a week of vacation from General Electric , where I was a global marketing manager, went out to auction school , and learned the chant.

Cupcake Silent Auction

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I have a huge sweet tooth, so I loved this idea " Cupcake Silent Auction." Tags: cupcake silent auction The proceeds went to an officer who was paralyzed after trying to apprehend a suspect. Check out all the great cupcakes !

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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If you are thinking of hosting a silent auction, check out this silent auction planning guide. Happy Friday! And what are we becoming?).

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NC Auction Fundraiser Requests Original Art

The Biddery Blog

Proceeds from Art of the Auction will benefit Museum programs. charity auction news

Silent Auction Software For Non Profit Fundraisers Silent & Live Auctions

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AuctionStar ® is the only retail software that has used patented bar-coded methods to preswipe credit cards, place bids and checkout guests at auction events Auction 123 is a silent auction software program designed specifically for your silent auction event. Tags: Silent Auction Software

Organize a Silent Auction

The Biddery Blog

Set a deadline for items to be entered into the auction. Give yourself enough time before the day of the auction to organize the items, as far as categorizations and display decisions. 2. Create another inventory sheet for the day of the auction, when you'll log items as they arrive. link].

Silent Auction Bid Sheets for Your Non Profit Fundraiser

The Biddery Blog

Do you need silent auction bid sheet for your event? Create your own silent auction bid sheets with our list of FREE silent auction bid sheet templates specifically for non profit charity fundraising auctions. Tags: Silent Auction Bid Sheets

Diamond Divorce Charity Auction

The Biddery Blog

The thought of advertising a Diamond Divorce Charity Auction is tricky and could be considered uncouth.

Road to the Red Carpet Silent Auction Gala

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event ideas charity auction newsThe evening promises to provide a true Hollywood experience for all in attendance. link].

Charity Auctions - Items Donated Versus Consignment

The Biddery Blog

There are many choices when deciding what items to sell at a charity auction for silent and live items. Many auctions use items that are donated by volunteers and members of the nonprofit organization and hopefully, items are also donated from local businesses. Kevin Rutter, president of Hot Auctioneering [link].

A Date with Scarlett Johansson Charity Auction

The Biddery Blog

Auction Cause in Los Angeles, known for celebrity charity fund raising, has a unique experience for auction on eBay. She is having a charity auction on ebay with Oxfam America. If you win the auction you will be her date at the highly anticipated premiere of Iron Man 2. Tags: celebrity charity auction

Fundraising Auction Tips on Magic Keys Radio, Friday at Noon Eastern

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Pacific) - this time on fundraising auctions. Our special guest will be Matt Holiday of Holiday Auctions

Go Team Go! Live Auction Action!

The Biddery Blog

During a live auction in San Diego, the bidding got going with the help of a couple board members and their daughters. Splendidly dressed, they stood near the stage as the auctioneer worked the crowd. Tags: San Diego 2008 live auction cheer The first few bids would get appreciative claps from the charity's unofficial cheer team.

10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

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Charity auction. Gather donations from local businesses and supporters of your cause for a silent auction fundraiser. Make it a live auction with an enthusiastic auctioneer spurring bidders on for more fun and funds! Related posts: How to Plan a Successful Charity Cake Auction. Charity 5K. Charity concert.

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More Silent Auction Ideas: Involve Local Artists!

The Biddery Blog

Another great idea similar to our School Silent Auction post. Request local artist to paint a piece for your auction. 28, at 6 p.m.

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HELP! Silent Auction Problems You May Encounter

The Biddery Blog

If no winner can be found, keep it aside for guests who may ask about unsold items or for use in another fundraiser like a raffle. I’ve also seen some success by placing it in the live auction. I bid on this, I know I won it! Make it known that no bids will be taken after the auction is closed. I didn’t bid on this!

Vintage Designer Auction & Runway Show

The Biddery Blog

Put out a call to members to contribute high value designer items that can be auctioned at an event. Consider a lot auction in which several items are packaged into one item. With frugal habits returning during our economic times, many people are shopping at vintage designer boutique shops.

Silent Auction Guide: Solicitation Letter

The Biddery Blog

Develop a sexy solicitation letter to request a donation for your auction/raffle. Historically, best selling items based on the Biddery Travel Dining Beauty Products and Services Personalized Items or Offers from Board Members (or students if having a school auction The Biddery offers guaranteed solicitation services for charities.

Charity Auctions - Items Donated Versus Consignment

The Biddery Blog

There are many choices when deciding what items to sell at a charity auction for silent and live items. Many auctions use items that are donated by volunteers and members of the nonprofit organization and hopefully, items are also donated from local businesses. Kevin Rutter, president of Hot Auctioneering, a professional auctioneer.

Bridal fashion show and auction benefiting local charity

The Biddery Blog

Come and enjoy a FREE fashion show and charity auction fundraiser where people can bid on wedding gowns priced to $6,000.

2009 Bras for a Cause Gala and Silent Auction

The Biddery Blog

The one-of-a-kind bras decorated for the 2009 Bras for the Cause Gala and Charity Auction will be on display for public viewing in West Des Moines.

3 Surefire Communication Strategies to Follow Your Events

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For example, if you hosted an auction to raise money for new school computers, post an update as soon as those computers are ready for students.

Cool Ideas for Class Items for a School Auction

The Biddery Blog

If your school has a fundraising event with an auction, you may already ask classes to provide something to be auctioned.

Tips for a Running a Silent and Live Charity Auction

The Biddery Blog

Tips for a Running a Silent and Live Charity Auction Choose the right date for your silent and/or live auction Choosing the right date for your auction is critical. Most Most auctions are held in either the spring or the fall. Summer professional auctioneer will charge for their services. However,

Report: Economic Impact on Charitable Auctions

The Biddery Blog

According to cMarket's recent survey of Auction Chairs ,   "the results are reasonably encouraging in that more folks are saying they are up than down. However, its definitely tougher and more competitive." Some highlights: While 32% said they fell short of expectations  33% said they beat expectations The three best selling items  were 1.)

Charity Gala Gallery - 2011 Spring Auction Decor Ideas & Inspiration

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Fire & Ice Gala Peach blossoms bloom indoors at this charity auction, creating a spring Japanese playground of pink. Spring pink charity fundraising decor. Falling lit bulbs bring a whimsical aura to an otherwise ordinary ballroom. Butterflies flutter above the room, as a cascade of flowers frame the stage. gala gallery

Best Tips from Auction Managers: Fundraising in a Challenging Economy

The Biddery Blog

cMarket asked auction managers what they would do differently the following year to make their auctions more productive even if the economy was still in the doldrums. cMarket asked auction managers what they would do differently the following year to make their auctions more productive even if the economy was still in the doldrums.

Valentines dinner and silent auction fundraiser at Gardner

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There will be two seatings, one at 6:00 and another at 9:00 p.m. Reservations are available for tables of two, four, six or eight.

Resource Roundup: Endowments, Auctions, Museum of Fundraising, etc.

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Online Auctions Raise Big Bucks for Charity. The Chronicle of Philanthropy asks Are You Prepared for a Long Recession? Going once! Going Twice!

50-50 Raffle

Fundraiser Ideas

cake auction. silent auction fundraiser. Creative Fundraising Ideas: Cake Auction. This is a fundraising idea we should have covered a long time ago, as it is the perfect add-on to so many of the fundraising ideas we’ve covered so far. 50-50 raffle is the most basic of raffles.  trivia night fundraiser. An exotic meat barbecue.

How to Inspire More Donations at Your Next Event

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Here are four strategies for opening the door to more donations at your next event: Auctions & Raffles:  Auctions, games and raffles are a popular way to raise even more money at your fundraising event. The best raffles and auctions feature items that tie back to your cause or reflect your community’s unique interests.

Marketing Fundraising Events: The Ultimate Checklist

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Pick your main attraction ( ex: a big ticket auction item, the headlining band ). Kerri Moore. Holding a fundraising event soon? Publicize!

#OurWork: NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan Marketing Campaign

Non Profit Marketing 360

Working under the aegis of the Nonprofit Marketing 360 collaborative , MKCREATIVE and LCG Communications embarked on an ambitious campaign to promote an online silent auction for a client. Overall, the campaign (social media and PR activities) resulted in over 3,000 unique visits per day to the silent auction website. Successes.

Barbara Streisand is putting more than 400 personal items up for auction to benefit her foundation

The Biddery Blog

Barbra Streisand is putting more than 400 personal items on the auction block to benefit her charity. What good does it do in storage?"

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Business Sponsors Are Awesome

A Small Change

Verbal recognition during dinner and name and logo displayed during live auction. It’s just that simple. Capital & Major Donors

Taming the Special Event Monster

Fundraising Coach

Monetization Look beyond simple ticket sales and auctions for event revenue streams. Now is the time to take a stand and conquer your fears.