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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. NPM360: Did you grow up wanting to be an auctioneer? So I became a licensed auctioneer. I think I did two auctions for him, maybe three.

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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.

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How to make more money with your next silent auction

Fundraising Coach

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. Wanna make more money in your silent auction? My floor team are outstanding sales support in any auction.

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Cool idea for benefit auctions

Get Fully Funded

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. Get your own copy and receive a FREE Annual Auction Item Guide featuring 100+ of the best-selling items sold in benefit auctions at www.RedAppleAuctions.com.

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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. NPM360: Did you grow up wanting to be an auctioneer? I took a week of vacation from General Electric , where I was a global marketing manager, went out to auction school , and learned the chant. So I became a licensed auctioneer. SHERRY: At first, I didn’t have a lot of movement on the auction side – until I won a competition.

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Cupcake Silent Auction

The Biddery Blog

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 !

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NC Auction Fundraiser Requests Original Art

The Biddery Blog

The North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation announces a request for proposals for original works of art to be considered for inclusion in the inaugural “Art of the Auction” silent and live auction event, to be held at the Museum’s East Building on Saturday, May 21, 2011.

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Silent Auction Software For Non Profit Fundraisers Silent & Live Auctions

The Biddery Blog

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. It brings together all of your paperwork for your silent auction vendors, inventory and bidders and makes managing your silent auction easy and enjoyable. Tags: Silent Auction Software

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you are thinking of hosting a silent auction, check out this silent auction planning guide. Happy Friday! Join me for some Mixed Links… npEngage answers the question Should You Use Pop-Ups on Your Nonprofit Website? Seth Godin wants us to take a look at What have we become?

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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. Create another inventory sheet for the day of the auction, when you'll log items as they arrive. You may have unexpected additions or drop-outs on the day of the auction. On the day of the auction, as items arrive, display them in these categories.

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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. Silent Auction Bid Sheet from Microsoft Silent Auction Bid Sheets & Live Auction Bid Sheet - golf tournament charity fundraisers 2009 CVIDS Silent Auction Bid Sheet pdf 2009 Silent Auction Bid Sheet pdf Auction Bid Sheet Template.

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Diamond Divorce Charity Auction

The Biddery Blog

The thought of advertising a Diamond Divorce Charity Auction is tricky and could be considered uncouth. Then auction the rings at a special event or online venue to raise money for your organization

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Road to the Red Carpet Silent Auction Gala

The Biddery Blog

Throughout the evening guests will have the opportunity to practice their best celebrity poses at one of the glamorous photo ops as well as peruse one-of-a-kind raffle and silent auction items. event ideas charity auction news

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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. However, some charities choose to offer high-valued consignment items to sell at their benefit auction. Kevin Rutter, president of Hot Auctioneering [link]. silent auction ideas

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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. Very rare auctions like these go for a lot, up to $15,000 and above, so expect to pay a nice sum.all going to Oxfam America , a fantastic organization that fights poverty and hunger.

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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. Matt has all kinds of great advice on how to make your silent and live auctions raise as much money as possible for your good cause. Have some vexing auction questions?

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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. Ideas: Ask your local beauty pageant winners to act as goodwill ambassador greeters during guest arrivals and to accompany the auctioneer as your charity cheer team. Tags: San Diego 2008 live auction cheer

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10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

Fundraiser Ideas

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. When your charitable cause needs large amounts of money, charity fundraising events can be your best option.

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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. Hudson, NH: Hand painted chairs and stools inspired by children’s books and created by the Mont Vernon Artisans will be auctioned during August.

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HELP! Silent Auction Problems You May Encounter

The Biddery Blog

I’ve also seen some success by placing it in the live auction. Make it known that no bids will be taken after the auction is closed. When the auction closes and your staff removes bid sheets to be settled, have them quickly remove them from the table to avoid “snipe” bidders who try to sneak in. Tags: silent auction issues and solutions I didn’t bid on this! Retrieve the bid sheet and show them the bid.

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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. Create looks for a runway show by highlighting certain pieces. What should you do about garage sale-type, low value items?

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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 Include your logo, 501c3 or tax ID information, brief description about your organization and event and an explanation on what the funds raised will be used for.

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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. However, some charities choose to offer high-valued consignment items to sell at their benefit auction. Kevin Rutter, president of Hot Auctioneering, a professional auctioneer.

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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. Event details: Directions, ticket info Bridal fashion show and auction benefiting local charity by Joe Wilson.

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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. Since 2007, Bras for the Cause Gala and Auction has raised more than $600,000.

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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. THE Item - One item with the highest bids for a school auction is a parking space. Auction off a preferred, VIP parking spot for a half-year or year spot

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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. Kerri Moore. This summer, Kerri Moore gave us The Ultimate Checklist for marketing events.

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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 auctions are held in either the spring or the fall. Fall is normally considered the best time of year to hold an auction because many of your guests are beginning to get into the holiday shopping mood and may find that what you have to offer is on their shopping list.

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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.) dining, 2.) travel, and 3.) sports tickets The two most disappointing item categories were 1.) art, 2.)

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Charity Gala Gallery - 2011 Spring Auction Decor Ideas & Inspiration

The Biddery Blog

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. Decor by Philip Baloun Like an icicle palace, the dramatic ceiling fixtures and ice blue frosting s imple white tables and chairs. Butterflies flutter above the room, as a cascade of flowers frame the stage.

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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. Services like The Biddery can procure more high-end silent auction items from donors, both private and commercial.

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Valentines dinner and silent auction fundraiser at Gardner

The Biddery Blog

Valentines dinner and silent auction fundraiser at Gardner Museum The Board of Directors of the Gardner Museum of Architecture and Design, invite everyone to their special Valentines Dinner Fund Raiser on February 14.

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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? The Chronicle also has advice on Starting and Building an Endowment. Going once! Going Twice!

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50-50 Raffle

Fundraiser Ideas

A cake auction. A 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. A 50-50 raffle is the most basic of raffles. All you do is sell tickets to the raffle, combine the money and award 50% of the combined money to the person who holds the winning ticket and 50% of the money to your organization.

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How to Inspire More Donations at Your Next Event

Fundraising 123

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. Events are a powerful way to grow your community, engage with donors and give supporters a positive experience with your organization.

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#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. Clicks to Auction Site From Client Ads: 7,897. Clicks to Auction Site from Ads (Search): 1,495. Clicks to Auction Site from Ads (Display Network): 301.

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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?" the 67-year-old Oscar winner said. Let someone else enjoy it. These things, they're not forever.

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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? Use these tips from Kerri Moore, Director of Marketing at Booster to get the word out. And add your tips in the comment section below ~Kristina.

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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.

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2 examples of great nonprofit video storytelling

J Campbell Social Marketing

Last night I attended a pretty standard nonprofit fundraising event – a fashion show at a local restaurant, complete with silent auction. The event was very well put together, but what stood out to me most were the two videos played during the introductions. The first was from Bottom Line.

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