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Learn how to create a successful silent auction fundraiser. Silent auction strategies, timelines, auction items and how to organize and display them, how to close an auction and take payments, and other add on fundraisers to boost the bottom line.

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Fundraising Auctions:

Night of the Auction Chairman

by John & Maureen Winter


Have you ever considered delegating the management of the night of your event to a specific person or a couple. This person or persons will be the major-domo for the night of the auction and will be responsible for organizing the event's orderly flow. They must have knowledge of all committees' needs and must create a logical format and timetable for the hours of actual operation. This includes all aspects of the event, including a realistic understanding of the auction's volunteer requirements. Consider "a couple" for this slot. It is important that these chairmen have the ability to quickly extinguish fires with minimal discussion. It is preferable that they have been part of the planning stages from the beginning and are aware and sensitive to all personnel involved.

These individuals are responsible for producing a realistic, detail-oriented timetable. To all appearances, the auction must have an effortless, organized chain of events. This coordinator must consider the fine points of "troop movement" and attitude development.


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About the Authors: Written by Maureen & John Winter of Target Funding Group who manage more than 30 charity fundraising auctions a year for organization large and small, have authored two books on charity auctions and designed a very user friendly software to accomplish all the tasks for a successful charity fundraising auction.

For more information, or to subscribe to their free monthly email newsletter, please visit their site at: http://www.charityauctionhelp.com

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