Advance Work: Bidding Buzz CURRENTS ArticleOklahoma Wesleyan University auctioned a year's tuition, room, and board on eBay, and the media noticed.
Advance Work: Bidding Frenzy CURRENTS ArticleIndependent 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.
AdvanceWork: Sold! CURRENTS ArticleCampus 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.
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