#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.

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. 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.

#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.

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 !

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How To Fund Your Nonprofit Video

Social Media Bird Brain

sponsorship crowdfunding video production funding auctioneering Small nonprofit We''ve had two of three articles on why your small nonprofit should invest in creating a video. This week, I''m sharing an article by another video production company which addresses how you go about funding that video. It''s longer than I might usually post here, but there''s a lot of ground to cover in funding a video production. Our guest blogger John Scalleta is the co-owner of Motion Source.

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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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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.

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.)

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. 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.

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.

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.

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!

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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#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.

#FUNDRAISING: Maximizing Your Organization’s Return on Fundraising Events

Non Profit Marketing 360

After all, we all know about the golf tournaments, the silent auctions, the galas and the walk/run events. We’ve all worked with fundraising committees to make what seems like that 1,000th call for that 100 th silent auction item. label auction items. arrange auction items.

One (Bronx) Cheer for Philanthropist Kim Kardashian

Cause Related Marketing

Fox News reports that reality star Kim Kardashian is pocketing 90 percent of the money raised from her eBay Giving Works auctions. The auctions ostensibly benefit the Dream Foundation, which grants wishes to terminally-ill adults. eBay Giving Works eBay charity auctions Kim Kardashian

What Can You Donate to a Charity Auction with a Limited Budget?

The Biddery Blog

"I've been asked to provide something for a silent auction. What should I give? I don't have much money." The items that sell well are gift cards: to a nice restaurant, a retailer like Nordstrom or a spa service. With the gift card, create an inexpensive theme to spice up your donation and drive up the bids. Italian restaurant gift card - wine glasses and green, white and red wrapping Sushi restaurant gift card - chop sticks or a little sake set.

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Hidden Canadian Government Gems

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

GC Surplus Auction – If you think you can find great things to buy on e-Bay, take a look a this Canadian Federal Government auction website. Tags: Compliment Government Insight apps.gov auction Canada data.gov gems goc gov20 Government 2.0

Win, Lose, or Just a waste of time?

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My colleague Sherry Truhlar at Red Apple Auctions recently addressed this trend on her blog. And with limited resources (like time), they may be better off promoting something that’s a sure thing, like a fundraising campaign or an auction event. Tags: Auction General Fundraising There have been a LOT of nonprofit contests going on lately. Seems like everyday I get asked online to “vote&# for some organization in one contest or another.

Taylor Swift Still Kind & Loving After Kanye's Diss

The Biddery Blog

Project ZAMBI Celebrity Charity Auction will benefit orphaned children who lost their parents to AIDS in Africa and other parts of the world. The elephant will be auctioned online on October 5th – October 15th. See Online Auction. Tags: celebrity charity auction

Wristbands for your Fund Raiser Charity Event?

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Tags: Event Ideas Auction Supplies

Humane Society's 5th Annual "Mardi Paws" Fundraiser

The Biddery Blog

The event will spotlight wines from around the world accompanied by appetizers, coffee, live music, dancing and a silent auction. charity auction news

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Megan Fox - Celebrity Bartender for a Good Cause

The Biddery Blog

Tags: Charity Highlight celebrity charity auction