#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. She founded the company after more than a decade in corporate sales, marketing and event management. NPM360: Did you grow up wanting to be an auctioneer?

#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. She founded the company after more than a decade in corporate sales, marketing and event management. 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.

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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.

Diamond Divorce Charity Auction

The Biddery Blog

But after my catty judgements, I went on to read that the sale of those rings will "go towards their programs of feeding the poor, providing shelters as well as managing disasters." The thought of advertising a Diamond Divorce Charity Auction is tricky and could be considered uncouth.

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. Dressed up for an elegant dinner, they can encourage raffle / drawing sales and live bidding!

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. What should you do about garage sale-type, low value items? 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.

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. Food, Dessert and Gourmet Drink Tasting Event - It's almost like an anti-bake sale. Auction off a preferred, VIP parking spot for a half-year or year spot

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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. She plans to donate all proceeds from the sale, scheduled for Oct. What good does it do in storage?" the 67-year-old Oscar winner said. Let someone else enjoy it.

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5 Tips + 25 Ideas + 3 Tools to Take Your Nonprofit Events Virtual In the Age of Coronavirus – #NPCOVID19

J Campbell Social Marketing

You will still need to solicit auction items, get sponsors excited, sell “tickets” and more. All auctions and raffles are open for bidding. . 5 PM: Gateway staff 70s karaoke challenge and silent auction showcase. 7 PM: Auctions close, Fund A Need begins. 18) Virtual sale.

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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.

Celebrity Charity Highlight: The Whitney Museum Gala

The Biddery Blog

100% percent of the proceeds from the sale of the bags will be donated equally to Starlight and to the Versace One Foundation. Tags: Charity Highlight celebrity charity auction

10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

Fundraiser Ideas

As this is a big ticket raffle , publicize it in newspapers, the radio and the Internet to maximize raffle ticket sales. 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! Charity garage sale. Advertise your sale well in advance, noting the organization it supports.

3 Quick Tips to Maximize Your Fundraising Efforts

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You can also respond to them with updates about how they can continue to further your cause through donations, online auctions, volunteering, or simply spreading the word. If running isn''t of interest to your supporters, other popular options include bake sales, community meals, and concerts.

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Regifting is Good!

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Last week, I received an email from Ashley Gatewood of MissionFish.org saying, in part: Since the holidays are now over, we’re encouraging people to consider regifting items they received but don’t have a use for by selling them on eBay and donating the sale to a nonprofit. MissionFish is an official nonprofit partner of eBay and makes it easy for both organizations and individuals to set up charity fundraising auctions online.

The Top 10 Adoption Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Garage sale. Bake sale. Host a bake sale at your church, a local business or your garage sale. Have a home sales party. Contact a local home sales consultant, such as Colonial Candle or Pampered Chef, and ask them to donate their profits from your party to your adoption efforts. Host an auction. 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.

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Using Social Media in Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Later, participants explored ways that both nonprofits could better use social media to promote ticket sales and the silent and live auctions within their signature fundraising events. On Friday, I taught a workshop called Social Media: Your On-Ramp to Future Fundraising at the annual conference of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits. I’m sharing the deck with you here. Social Media: Your On-Ramp to Future Fundraising from Kivi Leroux Miller.

10 Cheap Fundraising Ideas for When Money is Tight

Fundraiser Ideas

Services auction – Your organization’s members could offer services that are then auctioned off to raise funds, in this cheap fundraising idea. Garage sale – Everyone has unwanted items in their garages, basements or spare bedrooms. Gather these items together and host a huge charity garage sale! The only costs are price stickers and some signage to advertise your sale, making it one of the easiest cheap fundraising ideas.

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3 Online Donor Retention Tips That Everyone Should Know

J Campbell Social Marketing

Online auctions. If your organization hosts auctions already, you’ll find it even more effective to move those auctions online. This makes it easy for everyone to bid, whether they attend the auction event or not. Guest blog by Lomesh Shah, CEO of NonProfitEasy.

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50-50 Raffle

Fundraiser Ideas

A cake auction. A silent auction fundraiser. A charity rummage sale. 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.

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How to Inspire More Donations at Your Next Event

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Beyond ticket sales, events are the perfect time for connecting with donors who are feeling inspired and want to make a difference. 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.

The Top 10 College Fundraising Ideas Sure to Draw a Crowd

Fundraiser Ideas

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. Depending on the size of your campus, you may even be able to charge a small entry fee for the competing bands to boost your fundraising results beyond just ticket sales. Rummage sales. One of the best college fundraising ideas is the tried and true rummage sale.

Stories From Smaller Nonprofits: Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

Diva Marketing Blog

The AAQI sells and auctions donated quilts, more than 6,100 so far. See our Quilts For Sale page.) . The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative auctions small quilts the first 10 days of every month. Blog Facebook Twitter Website Auction.

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

Fundraiser Ideas

With a restaurant fundraiser, the restaurant agrees to donate a specific percentage of sales from patrons who bring in a special school flyer. Bake Sale – Hosting a bake sale is another tried-and-true fundraising ideas for schools. Hot Dog Sale – Selling hot dogs is a great, inexpensive fundraiser. Set up a hot dog stand at the entrance to a local grocery store (the store may even donate supplies to your sale), at a local festival or at a school sports event.

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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. For example, provide links to your photo galleries, or offer a discount sale of any leftover promotional items, such as t-shirts or hats.

The Top 22 Art Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

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. Live Art Auction: You could have high school students create pieces of art to be included in a live auction. You could also turn the gallery opening into a silent auction fundraiser by auctioning off the art. Bake Sale Ideas: A New Spin on Bake Sales.

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The Top 9 Unique Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Crazy cake auction. Auction the cakes in your local community. Origami and silk flower sales. Raising money for a great cause isn’t necessarily hard; raising large amounts of money is, however. One way to raise substantial funds is to offer your stakeholders something unique. The following nine unique fundraising ideas aren’t all huge moneymakers.

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10 Excellent Club Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Here are ten club fundraising ideas that go beyond the same old bake sale or car wash routine. Rather than the traditional bake sale, consider holding a morning coffee shop event in a local business or mall. Creative Fundraising Ideas: Cake Auction. Organizing fundraisers for clubs and activities can be a fun and educational experience for high school students.

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Nonprofit Event Promotion: 10 Simple Ways to Get More People to Your Nonprofit Event Using Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Galas, auctions, marathons, serve-a-thons, breakfasts, you name it – nonprofit events can be a fantastic opportunity to: Bring new people into the fold, Deepen relationships with current supporters, .

Question: What are some new event & fundraising ideas?

A Small Change

Everyday we hear about another auction, luncheon, or gala dinner. Those of you that work with schools have probably had more than your fair share of bake sale cookies. Last month I did a question on “ Fundraising Ethics &# and I got such great feedback that I thought I’d try it again (This question was submitted by reader Sarah Kaiser). Question: What are some new event & fundraising ideas you’ve given volunteers or heard volunteers using?

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How to Use Social Media to Grow Your Events

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The return on investment for any fundraising event equals increasing donations, raising awareness, and maximizing ticket sales. If your weekly reports show that Facebook is leading to the highest number of donations and ticket sales, you can focus your efforts on what''s working.

Taming the Special Event Monster

Fundraising Coach

Monetization Look beyond simple ticket sales and auctions for event revenue streams. From acknowledging auction donations, to thanking guests from the stage, to sending thank you emails after the gala - always take the opportunity to show your appreciation in any form.

Why You Need a Fundraising Thermometer and Five Places You Can Get One for Free

Fundraiser Ideas

From traditional magazine sales and candy bars to basket raffles and office perks auctions, there are numerous fundraising ideas out there that are sure to meet your organization’s unique fundraising needs. Just Google “fundraising ideas” and you’ll begin to understand that there are an ever-increasing number of fundraisers out there today.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lauren Lawson-Zilai

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Lauren Lawson-Zilai is the director of public relations and national spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International , a social enterprise that provides job training to nearly ten million people a year through the sale of donated clothes and household goods. Lauren Lawson-Zilai.

[Guest Post] Special events: Make them worth the effort

Fundraising Coach

If your event idea takes more people than you can reasonably pull together (like selling items door-to-door or a bake sale of homemade goods), it is time to consider other ideas. Silent auctions are a lot of work and can really be draining to the sponsors you have to approach year after year.

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Racy Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

The tires, which sported a custom Support Our Troops graphic on the sidewalls, have now been pulled from the cars and will be autographed by their respective drivers and auctioned off online to support the cause.

Addicted to Sudoku, Solitaire, Popping Bubbles? Even that can do some good


EBay's been in the game for a long time where you can donate part of the sale of your auction item to a charity of your choice, the list goes on and on. Recently, I came across an interesting site.

MissionFish, Benevity Bring Cause Marketing Online

Selfish Giving

Finally, eBay sellers can list any item for sale and have a portion or percentage donated to a nonprofit. For many years, HomeGoods , a national chain of home design stores, donated home furnishings to our annual silent auction.

Newsletter: 3 Lessons from Red Nose Day ; Vodka Maker Milks Cause Marketing ??; 31 Days of Giving is Here!

Selfish Giving

Most of that money has come from red nose sales at Walgreens stores, which raised $20 million in 2017 alone. Don't stop with point-of-sale. We add auctions and raffles to galas because the pump is primed. Since arriving in the U.S.

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Cause Marketing and Branding

Cause Related Marketing

They also did an employee bake sale, a walk and an auction of items created with Sharpies by top designers. Done right, cause marketing can be a terrific branding tool for the cause and the sponsor. But doing it right is the challenge.

The 5 Secrets of Successful Fundraising

Fundraiser Ideas

Related posts: How to Host a Successful Silent Auction Fundraiser. How to Host a Wildly Successful Rummage Sale Fundraiser. Fundraising has become one of my biggest passions. I have been part of a fundraising team for many years, and continue to lead fundraising events to this day. Along the way, I have picked up many secrets to fundraising that I would like to share with you, so you can have the same success as I’ve had. Secret #1: Good Leadership.

10 Engaging Office Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser Ideas

Gift basket silent auction. Bake sale. The average American worker spends 2,000 hours per year at the office. This makes the office an ideal place to raise money for a favorite charity, while also facilitating team building and enhancing the company’s image. Following are 10 engaging office fundraising ideas the entire company can enjoy. Day off raffle. Who doesn’t want an extra day off? Make it with pay, and the employees will be lined up to buy tickets.

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TwitChange: Will Your Cause be Next to Use It?

Selfish Giving

The typical celebrity Twitter package for sale on eBay looked something like this: Ryan Seacrest will follow you on Twitter for a minimum of 90 days, will retweet one of your tweets and will send out a tweet including your @twitterhandle.

Low-Cost Fundraising: 6 Innovative Ideas

Ann Green

Used book sale. You can even turn some of these drives into an event or an auction to promote more fundraising. By Kerri Moore. It’s hard to raise money and it’s more difficult if you have limited resources.

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