Dead Serious Campaign
CURRENTS Article Famous U.K. crime writers are involved in a series of fundraisers and publicity events for the University of Dundee's "Million for a Morgue" campaign.
Big Book of Benefit Auctions
Product This book provides step-by-step information about how to run an effective and successful auction. It includes numerous samples such as goal-setting charts, procurement forms, scripts, budgets, planning tools, "save the date," invitations and more.
AdvanceWork: All's Quiet on the Auction Block
CURRENTS Article Make a big bang with your silent auction
Advance Work: Bidding Buzz
CURRENTS Article Oklahoma Wesleyan University auctioned a year's tuition, room, and board on eBay, and the media noticed.
Advance Work: Bidding Frenzy
CURRENTS Article Independent schools are adding an online component to their annual silent auctions. Advancement staffers and volunteers say online auctions can boost revenue and increase the excitement about the in-person event, with very little increase in costs or time.
Independent School Advancement: Fund-Raising Events
Product This guide considers practical ways to get the most from a small development office. It goes step-by-step through conducting a development audit, matching an audit with development expectations, creating an action plan and working effectively with key constituencies. Includes sample financial reports and results from a survey of 50 small-shop directors. This is part of the Independent School Advancement Series.
CURRENTS Article Campus event organizers should proceed with caution when planning and conducting live auctions, says "Washington Post" social reporter Roxanne Roberts, who has attended more than her fair share of auctions in her career. Roberts says that the best live auctions are no more than 15 minutes in length, offer unusual bidding items that attendees could not buy elsewhere, and are conducted after dinner--but before dessert.