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1. Ideas for Fundraising Auction Centerpieces
Ideas for Fundraising Auction Centerpieces
Let's set the stage. A lot of groups seem to agonize over their fund raising auction centerpieces. Don't. Ladies, this is not meant to be a "difficult" auction task. If anything, it's a lovely chance to be creative through simplicity. The less elaborate the centerpiece, the better the odds tha...
Nonprofits - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:53:19
2. Benefit Auction Centerpieces
Benefit Auction Centerpieces
If you're in charge of the decor at your auction fundraiser, you're likely looking into ideas for creative centerpieces. In this Squidoo lens, I'll be posting ideas focused on centerpieces. Some ideas will be simple, others elaborate. The key is to see something that sparks your imagination and...
Nonprofits - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:01:33
3. Auction Theme Ideas
Auction Theme Ideas
I've highlighted a few photos of different themes I've seen at auctions. I'll start with Venice, an overly popular theme. For an idea-packed program of themes, you'll want to get the DVD and workbook shown here. It's "Creative School Auction Themes,...
Nonprofits - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:51:24
4. Working in that 7%: Life as a female auctioneer
Working in that 7%:  Life as a female auctioneer
I'm Sherry Truhlar of Red Apple Auctions. My niche firm focuses on helping charities improve their annual fundraising auctions ... in all sorts of ways. Sure, we do the "fast talk" auctioneers are known for. But we also provide a rich online community of sharing resources, speak at conferences, l...
Nonprofits - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:54:35
5. Silent Auction Item Ideas
Silent Auction Item Ideas
In this lens, I'll focus on creative items for your silent auction. That said, your absolutely, positively, BEST resource for generating ideas is the Annual Auction Item Guide (see the photo of it on the left). I slave over this Guide every December. I pour over our auction results from the pre...
Nonprofits - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:02:31
6. Raise the Paddle: How to run a special appeal at your auction gala
What is a Raise the Paddle? It's known by many names -- Fund a Need, Pledge, Cash Appeal, and more (details on that below) - but the gist is this: It's an opportunity to "raise your paddle" at a fundraising event to make a financial gift. It's one of the easiest and most popular ways to raise mo...
nonprofits - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:54:25
7. How to organize a gala fundraiser
Thanks for stepping up and volunteering! Your charity (or school) is important to you and this will make a huge impact for them. But it *is* a lot of work. In this page, we won't cover everything you're going to be doing over the next 12, 9, 6, or 3 months, but I will give you some ideas to cons...
nonprofits - Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:58:38
8. How to sell raffle tickets, so you raise more.
Many organizations include raffles into their fundraising events. My team and I commonly sell raffles at our charity golf tournaments, gala auctions, fashion show fundraisers, and more. But how can you make MORE money from your raffle? If you've already got a favorite raffle, are you maximizing ...
nonprofits - Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:43:27
9. New York auctioneer for fundraisers
Welcome! I'm Sherry Truhlar of Red Apple Auctions, a fundraising auction firm. My mission is ensuring that Auction Chairs of school and nonprofit benefit auctions raise massive sales *without* massive work. By learning some tricks of the trade, you -- eager Auction Chair -- can learn how to make...
nonprofits - Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:19:53
10. Looking for a Florida auctioneer?
But let me be upfront: My company only works with fundraising auctions. If you need to sell your house, car, or a herd of cattle, I can't help you. Hi, my name is Sherry Truhlar, and my company is Red Apple Auctions. We are devoted to helping volunteer Auction Chairs of school and nonprofit fund...
nonprofits - Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:18:14
11. Are you looking for a Maryland auctioneer?
But let's be clear ... my company only works with fundraising auctions. If you need to sell your house, car, or a herd of cattle, I can't help you. My name is Sherry Truhlar, and my company is Red Apple Auctions. We are devoted to helping volunteer Auction Chairs of school and nonprofit fundrais...
nonprofits - Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:08:43
12. Are you looking for a Virginia auctioneer?
To be clear, we only work with schools and nonprofits on their annual benefit auctions. We help charities make massive sales without massive work. (So if you're hoping to sell some real estate, cars or cattle, keep looking!) Hi, I'm Sherry Truhlar, the founder of Red Apple Auctions. In additio...
nonprofits - Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:01:17
13. Charity Auction Centerpieces
If you're in charge of the decor at your auction fundraiser, you're likely looking into ideas for creative centerpieces. In this Squidoo lens, I'll be posting all sorts of ideas for creating and improving charity auction centerpieces. Some ideas will be simple, others elaborate. The key is to s...
nonprofits - Tue, 15 Mar 2011 04:30:02
14. Charity Auction Ideas
Many auction ideas can help you raise cash, but no other singular activity during your auction fundraiser will have more financial impact than the cash appeal. It can be such a cash cow that one of my clients has no live auction and only conducts an appeal. The appeal goes by various names: gift...
nonprofits - Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:59:15
15. auction raffle
Here's the situation: You're walking through any modern American mall. Banana Republic is on the left. Crate and Barrel is on the right. And in the middle are kiosks. Kiosks are mini-stores. They are movable carts which never move. Kiosk workers hawk products like Rosetta Stone language trainin...
nonprofits - Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:35:44
16. Gala Centerpieces
When I was a corporate event planner, deciding on centerpieces for special events was one of the creative aspects of my work. Part of the process was making them functional and fun. As an auctioneer, I have definite ideas on what makes for a good centerpiece! To keep this post short, I'm only go...
nonprofits - Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:16:47
17. benefit auction ideas
Not only do we hold a lot of free and paid online classes to teach volunteer Auction Chairs how to rock in their volunteer jobs, but we also send out fun benefit auctioneers to work your auction. They'll make sure a good time is had by all at the event, and your charity makes mucho dinero. And a...
nonprofits - Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:14:25
18. "I need a charity auctioneer."
I'm Sherry Truhlar, an auctioneer specializing in charity auctions. I operate the boutique auction firm Red Apple Auctions. If you're an Auction Chair of a nonprofit or school auction and you're ready to have your best benefit yet, please take a peek at how I can make you look like a star. :) T...
nonprofits - Mon, 07 Mar 2011 01:45:11
19. Charity Auction Bells & Whistles to make your next auction gala sing!
"Charity Auction Bells & Whistles" is a video tutorial of 22 different raffles, games, and activities presented by Sherry Truhlar, a benefit auctioneer. On this page, enjoy reading some of the reasons why it's critical to incorporate these activities into your next auction gala..
nonprofits - Tue, 01 Mar 2011 20:06:35
20. fun and easy charity auction themes
Want to tap into the most straight-forward advice available on the topic of charity auctions? My free e-zine, Benefit Auction Ideas is designed to help you hit a new fundraising record. Plus, you get a FREE gift. It's my meaty Auction Item Guide, stuffed with the 100 best-selling auction items ...
nonprofits - Tue, 01 Mar 2011 19:40:58
21. A bit about fundraising auctioneer Sherry Truhlar, CMP, BAS
Like doctors, attorneys, engineers, and other professionals, many auctioneers specialize in a particular field, or even a niche within that field. For instance, I know auctioneers who don't just sell real estate, but specialize in *commercial* real estate. And I know of an auctioneer who doesn't...
nonprofits - Mon, 14 Feb 2011 01:20:51
22. Who is Sherry Truhlar?
Hi there! I'm Sherry, and I founded the charity auction firm Red Apple Auctions. I've put up some pages and a bit of content here on Squidoo to help you learn about benefit auctions, my company, and me ... but this isn't one of the really robust pages. I reserved my name here on Squidoo becaus...
nonprofits - Wed, 09 Feb 2011 04:27:17
23. benefit auctioneers
Red Apple Auctions knows charity auctions because it's all we do. We don't conduct personal property, real estate, automotive, or any other type of auction. Fundraising auctions aren't something we "dabble" in on weekends. We live and breathe benefit auctions seven days a week. If you're paying f...
nonprofits - Mon, 07 Feb 2011 04:51:16
24. fundraising auctioneers
Red Apple Auctions knows charity auctions because it's all we do. We don't conduct personal property, real estate, automotive, or any other type of auction. Fundraising auctions aren't something we "dabble" in on weekends. We live and breathe benefit auctions seven days a week. If you're paying f...
nonprofits - Mon, 07 Feb 2011 04:45:11
25. Women Auctioneers: The 7% of auctioneers
According to the National Auctioneers Association, less than 7% of all auctioneers are female. (An article I wrote about my thoughts on this is below.) As for me, I've found it to be a good fit for me at this point in my life. I'm Sherry Truhlar, the founder of Red Apple Auctions. My niche auc...
nonprofits - Sun, 30 Jan 2011 04:50:19
26. Sherry Truhlar
A snapshot in the life of a benefit auctioneer (and plus size model) Sherry Truhlar In 2005, award-winning auctioneer Sherry Truhlar launched Red Apple Auctions and it rapidly rose to become one of the most successful charity auction firms operating in her region. She or Red Apple Auctions have...
nonprofits - Sat, 29 Jan 2011 22:18:25
27. Auction Themes
Here are four concepts you may consider for your next nonprofit or school auction theme. For more complete benefit auction information, head on over to my Website at www.RedAppleAuctions.com (I spend more time there than on Squidoo!)
nonprofits - Sat, 22 Jan 2011 15:32:09
28. Benefit Auction Centerpieces
In this lens, I'm going to cut the commentary and let you scroll through some large photos of centerpieces I've seen at benefit auctions. Something might spark an idea for you. When you're ready to get more in-depth, how-to information, visit my company's Website. www.RedAppleAuctions.com While...
nonprofits - Mon, 17 Jan 2011 05:09:16
29. Silent Auction
Are you raising the most you can in your silent auction? Sadly, probably not. Most silent auctions underperform, in part, because the Auction Chair doesn't understand how to showcase items, set up displays, and sell the donations to the crowd. This Squidoo lens will start to address some of th...
nonprofits - Sun, 16 Jan 2011 15:17:53

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