#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. At the ThanksUSA event, we were raising money for college scholarships. 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. Tags: Auction benefit auction live auction silent auction

#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.

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.

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. If the bidding does go high enough, the consignment company will generally keep about 80% of the money.

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

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.

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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. If the bidding does go high enough, the consignment company will generally keep about 80% of the money.

10 Cheap Fundraising Ideas for When Money is Tight

Fundraiser Ideas

The following are 10 cheap fundraising ideas for when money is tight: 50/50 raffle – This is one of the best cheap fundraising ideas, because the only cost to the organization is a roll of raffle tickets. Sell raffle tickets to donors and split the money evenly with the winner. Services auction – Your organization’s members could offer services that are then auctioned off to raise funds, in this cheap fundraising idea.

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10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

Fundraiser Ideas

When your charitable cause needs large amounts of money, charity fundraising events can be your best option. The following are 10 charity fundraising events that, if implemented correctly, are sure to raise large amounts of money for your organization: Charity walk. Charity auction. Gather donations from local businesses and supporters of your cause for a silent auction fundraiser. Add raffle items or a 50-50 raffle to raise even more money.

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.

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

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Online Auctions Raise Big Bucks for Charity. Making money while doing good: New Funds Turn Investors into Philanthropists. 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!

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.

#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.

Reader Questions: Snow White and the 7 Faces of Philanthropy

Wild Woman Fundraising

On 08/24/2012 09:01 PM, Queen B wrote: I would love more information on raising money through events (NOT auctions), planned giving, and I have not even the foggiest notion what the seven faces of philanthropy are. Snow White by 12×07 on Deviantart.com.

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. I don't have much money." What should I give? 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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2 phrases to use when asking for money

Fundraising Coach

” is a vapid cop-out for truly asking for money. Those are my favorite phrases for asking for money. Other Possibly Related posts: The 3 best times to ask for money. Do-It-Yourself Fundraising: How to Get Money for Your Nonprofit. How to make more money with your next silent auction.

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iphone Publicity Stunt Raises Money for Charity

Fundraising Breakthroughs

It’s a lot of money. A friend and colleague (at the risk of sounding snarky, an actual one, not someone “met” via a social network) sent me a link that interested me, puzzled me, and made me kind of sick to my stomach. He’s the kind of guy who likes to provoke.

Your Nonprofit Needs Money During This Economic Pinch? Read On.

Seeking Grant Money Today

There are two ways for the nonprofit that you work for to have more money than it had at this point last year: 1. Save the money that it currently has (spend less and hold onto the money) 2. Make the same amount of income as this time last year, and then some (raise the money your organization needs for healthy cash flow, and then some). Commit to raise money this year. There are many methods to raise money: 1. Seed money ( start up nonprofits ) 26.

Credit Card Processing for a Fundraising Campaign

A Small Change

This will allow you to: accept online donations, process registrations and ticket sales on your fundraising website, and sell more products, auction items, or raffle tickets at your fundraising event. This is much easier than sending an invoice and collecting payments after the auction closes.

Wanna win some $$$ for your nonprofit? Check this out.

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Thanks to my friend Sherry Truhler at Red Apple Auctions , I found out about a cool contest for nonprofits this morning. “Share to Win is a fun contest we put together to help health, environment and education-related non-profit causes who want to push the boundaries of the social internet to get people talking about them and to raise money for their mission.&#.

A Tool from the Vault – Simple Solicitation Letters

A Small Change

If you are like many non-profits today you probably said, “my letter was a page and a half, I told the donor all about my administrative rate, why they should give, how it will help them, what the program they are giving to is, what the program does, where their money went, where there money will go, how many people we serve, etc.” cash gift of $20,000, auction item)? Where the money will be going?

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Charity Fashion Show

Fundraiser Ideas

A charity fashion show requires a good amount of planning, but it can also raise a lot of money. How do you make money with a charity fashion show? The number one way to raise money for your cause with a charity fashion show is to sell tickets.

Wanna win some $$$ for your nonprofit? Check this out.

Get Fully Funded

Thanks to my friend Sherry Truhler at Red Apple Auctions , I found out about a cool contest for nonprofits this morning. “Share to Win is a fun contest we put together to help health, environment and education-related non-profit causes who want to push the boundaries of the social internet to get people talking about them and to raise money for their mission.&#.

Wanna win some $$$ for your nonprofit? Check this out.

Get Fully Funded

Thanks to my friend Sherry Truhler at Red Apple Auctions , I found out about a cool contest for nonprofits this morning. “Share to Win is a fun contest we put together to help health, environment and education-related non-profit causes who want to push the boundaries of the social internet to get people talking about them and to raise money for their mission.&#.

50-50 Raffle

Fundraiser Ideas

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. 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.

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Party for a Party’s Sake

A Small Change

But, is a reception, lunch, ground breaking ceremony, auction or dinner what you need? The worst thing you can do is spend money for a party and then find that your event didn’t attract your core audience and you spent your time and money on fancy hors d’oeuvres for staff.

The Major Donor Formula: How to Find, Cultivate and Ask Major Donors to Give to Your Non-Profit with Joe Garecht

Wild Woman Fundraising

About the presenter: Joe Garecht is a consultant, author and speaker that helps non-profits raise dramatically more money to fund their work. Webinar Title: The Major Donor Formula: How to Find, Cultivate and Ask Major Donors to Give to Your Non-Profit. Date: Thursday August 14th, 2014.

How to Inspire More Donations at Your Next Event

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Of course, nonprofit fundraising events can also help you raise more money for your cause. 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.

With a BIG event, it’s all about the little things.

A Small Change

Auctions. I’ve recognized how important it is to differentiate between the desires I have for an event (lots of people giving lots of money) and the goals (recruit 75 Table Captains & secure 10 business sponsorships). Galas. Extravaganzas. You insert the action here – A-thons. Let’s face it, our signature events are a really big deal when it comes to strengthening relationships with our existing support base, as well as acquiring new giving relationships.

3 Surefire Communication Strategies to Follow Your Events

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

These updates should include: How much you raised and how the money will be used to further your cause. 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.

Mixed Links for This Week

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Writing to Raise More Money has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 2. The 2011 NTC Scholarship Silent Auction is now open and I have donated an All-Access Pass. You’ll need to create an account first, but then you can peruse the great things they have for auction.

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The Top 10 Adoption Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Make room for your new family member while raising money as well. Host an auction. Contact a local band and ask if they’d do a benefit concert to help you raise money for your adoption. Couple this with your auction and ask the local bar to donate a percentage of the sales for that night from people who bring in flyers. Opening your heart to a child who needs a family to love him or her is a blessing for both you and the child.

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Last day to grab the Nonprofit Goodies Giveaway!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Sherry Truhlar of Red Apple Auctions giving you a 50 minute free webinar on: Smooth auction check-out – without software! If your benefit auction struggles with long lines at registration or check-out, guests are grumbling and volunteers are frustrated. Auction software makes the process easier, but maybe you can’t afford it. And when you ask in a way that suits your style, you’ll raise more money. So would you like to get nonprofit goodies for free?

Planning a fundraising event? Read this.

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Here are strategies for opening the door to more donations at your next event: Auctions & Raffles: Auctions, games, and raffles are popular ways to raise even more money. It’s event season!

The Top 10 College Fundraising Ideas Sure to Draw a Crowd

Fundraiser Ideas

Car washes can be a great way to raise money for your cause and allow your group to carry out its desired activities. Bachelor and bachelorette auctions. Especially for fraternities and sororities, auctioning off dates with eligible bachelors and bachelorettes can sometimes provide a low-cost, fun way to raise funds. By sponsoring a music competition and offering a small cash prize to the winning band, your organization can raise a sizable amount of money for your activities.

How Social Media and Fundraising Fit Together

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

What about all of those nonprofits using social media to raise money right now? Project-specific, short-term campaigns that raise money now. birthdays) to raise money in the future . Adding social to your in-person events to raise money now.

The Top 9 Unique Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Raising money for a great cause isn’t necessarily hard; raising large amounts of money is, however. The celebrity is given a cell phone and only released (usually kept in a faux cage in a public place) when he or she has raised enough money from friends, family and the crowd that gathers in front of the cage. Crazy cake auction. Auction the cakes in your local community.

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10 Fundraising Ideas for Schools You Can’t Afford to Miss

Fundraiser Ideas

Active fundraising is a perfect way for schools to raise money for new uniforms, trips or new equipment. Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser – A spaghetti dinner event is an easy, low cost way to raise money for your school. Silent Auction – Silent auctions are potentially one of the most lucrative fundraising ideas for schools. Seek out donations of items and services from community members and local businesses for the auction.

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Nonprofit Spring Cleaning Part Two – Out With the Old, In With the New

Ann Green

Your organization may have held an event for years, but it takes a lot of staff time and doesn’t bring in that much money. Just like your favorite sweater that’s looking pretty ratty now, it may be time to let go of this event and find a different way to raise money.

The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

The best part about raising money by transferring student art onto different types of merchandise is that these items can be created after you gauge demand for them, which means that you only have to order as many items as you know you can sell. To raise money with this idea, you could charge people to participate in the event , auction the mural when it has been completed or both. A film art group could raise money by converting home movies from VHS to DVD format.

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8 Step Guide to Planning the Perfect Nonprofit Fundraising Event

J Campbell Social Marketing

But your audience and your goals would be best served by something like a low-key gala or a delightful charity auction. Need some tips for running a charity auction in particular? Take a peek at this article: www.bidpal.com/charity-auction/ ). Guest blog by Kerri Moore.

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10 Fun Fundraising Ideas to Excite Any Audience

Fundraiser Ideas

One of the most effective ways to raise money for your cause or group is by organizing and hosting fundraising events that are designed to attract a crowd. By planning and presenting original and fun fundraising ideas, you can raise money and awareness for your organization in your local area. Fortune-telling booths, cakewalks and food stands can all earn money for your cause while providing hours of fun for children and adults.

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