Guest Blog: Consignment Items

This is a guest blog, by our friend Mike Hanley. Thanks, Mike! Consignment items are becoming more and more common in Charity Benefit Auctions today and I thought for one of my Blog Posts we might discuss the various sides to this issue. There are many strong opinions on both sides of the issue and

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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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