How to Maximize Your Gala and Fundraising Auction


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We had a great conversation about the benefit of a fundraising auction – here are some key areas we touched upon:

  • {08:20} The “fund a need” framework
  • {12:09} The triumph and the umbrella video
  • {17:00} Why promotion is important
  • {18:34} How Covid changed the landscape
  • {26:16} Finding items for live auctions
  • {34:25} The different types of mindsets at a fundraiser
  • {42:50} Be willing to say “I don’t know”
  • {51:50} The Golden ticket
  • {57:11} The best order of service at a fundraiser

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