Procuring During A Pandemic, Part 2

Let’s talk about how procuring auction items has changed in the time of COVID-19. It’s June 2020 as I write this.  We’ve all been through a rollercoaster in the past 6 months, as we’ve had to cancel gala auctions, pivot to online auctions (and Virtual Live Auctions). For the most part, the organizations that have

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We Wrote A Book!

True facts: I was an English major in college (Trinity University, class of 1988), and after graduating, I moved to New York City to work in the editorial department at Viking Penguin. I was an Editorial Assistant, and then an Assistant Editor, and then an Associate Editor, and then in 1992, I jumped ship to

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Sign-up Parties Boost Results!

Auctions are fun – at least, they should be fun. Buying stuff can be fun as well (there’s a reason we have more of it than we need, after all). But at some point, most of us reach this conclusion: I don’t need more stuff! Many auction goers would rather have a great experience and

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The Dream Team: Silent Auction Procurement Chair

Auction season is winding down. Rather than packing away those event notebooks prematurely; however, remember that next year’s momentum is built upon this year’s organizational foundation. You have a chance to leave a legacy of success for next year’s team by recruiting and prepping your committee chairs now. This series – Building Your School Auction

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