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Auction Resource Manuals
The reference books below have received our top recommendation as the finest manuals currently available for Benefit, Charity, and Fundraising Auctions. We accept no compensation for our reviews as we feel it is important to remain as objective as possible when it comes to providing recommendations to our Clients. Should you wish more information on these publications (or wish to purchase), just click on the titles of each book. You will then be sent directly to each author's web site.
The Benefit Auction Resource Book is the ultimate step-by-step handbook on how to have a successful auction. Your comittee will find it an invaluable reference as it provides all the tools you will need for complete auction planning. From setting the goal for the event, to organizing the committee, procuring auction items, building the audience, preparing the catalog, and through auction night cashiering (checkout) services. Everything you will want to know about the auction process is readily at your fingertips. Many of the tips and revenue enhancing ideas in the Benefit Auction Resource Book have been tested in hundreds of charity auctions from coast to coast with excellent results. This guide is written by Jay Fiske, nationally acclaimed auction consultant, auctioneer, and founder of Northwest Benefit Auctions. It is distributed exclusively through Northwest Benefit Auctions. The Benefit Auction Resource Book will easily become a priceless handbook that you are certain to refer to for years to come. In fact it may just be the single-most important tool you use at your next event!
If you are new to benefit auctions, or if you have been managing them for years, you will find "The Big Book of Benefit Auctions" a valuable tool. Jay and Corinne Fiske have taken care to explain the entire auction process from start to finish in an easy to follow format that can take the stress out of auction planning. Based on the consulting principles used by Northwest Benefit Auctions to successfully manage events for nearly 20 years, you will find the "Big Book" chock full of tips, tricks and techniques that will add money to your bottom line, and make managing your event much more fun.
How to run a charity auctions written by two former volunteers that includes full descriptions of Committees, Donors, Donations, Decorations, Themes, Catalog, Bid Sheets, Forms, Sample Letters, Newletter Ideas, Raffles, Silent and Live Auctions, and Check-in/Check-out. Auction ideas and fundraising tips for all. Written by two women who were thrown together to chair an auction that ultimately raised over $300,000. They share their experience and in the process provide a framework for any benefit auction. Since then Maureen Winter teamed with her husband John in providing checkout services and software to hundreds of charity auctions. A complete, comprehensive blueprint for a charity auction. Whether aiming for $5,000 or $500,000, "Going...Going...Gone!" is certain to be helpful. Thousands of copies have been sold to non-profit organizations throughout the country. The 2nd edition was published in April, 1999. Since then, entirely new sections have been added based on the extensive experience of the authors in managing 300 charity auctions during the last 10 years. In addition, Maureen & John Winter have acted as auction consultants and assisted many non-profits in substantially increasing their profits. "Going...Going...Gone!" is a detailed but easy to read publication directed towards those embarking on an initial event or for those wishing to create a more systematic, vibrant and productive benefit auction.
Long lines at checkout are the curse of a charity auction. The speed and efficiency with which your attendees pay and receive their "winning" items often determines the success of future auctions. Maureen and John Winter have taken their experience in managing more than 300 charity auctions and reduced it to a formula for success for every charity. This 100 page book is filled with tips and techniques, volunteer charts and assignments, forms and labels that will provide a solid base for the conclusion of your event. Using examples from real situations, the authors guide you to all the steps you need whether your auction has 100 items or 600 items. The last thing your guests will remember is how quickly they checked in and how quickly they were able to leave with their prizes.