No doubt about it, getting businesses, parents and community members to donate items to your school auction is the one task that causes the most anxiety within school auction teams. Some schools are lucky enough to have someone who has no problem asking for donations, or someone with the skill to write a good procurement letter, or someone who has great ties into the community and knows where the likely donations are. The really lucky teams have all of the above, sometimes rolled into a single person.
Because we work with a lot of school auction teams, we've met more than a few of these Super Procurement Chairs. And since we've seen the difference they can make to an auction, we've come to a great appreciation of them.
We had the idea a while ago to go to some of them and ask them if they would be willing to share ideas for great procurement ideas for school auctions. Ideas for how to ask, who to ask, and what to ask for. Ideas for items that are creative, easy to procure, and above all, items that sell.
Fortunately for us, and for you, they said yes.
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