Plan Your Fundraising/Benefit Auction Event Early
It is essential to ensure the success of your auction event and that your charitable organization and the efforts of your personnel is optimized. There are differing opinions as to the preferred time line, but all agree on forward thinking. While some advocate beginning a year to 11 months before the fundraising auction event, I would suggest a break to celebrate the success of the past year's event!
There is a balance to be struck between preemptive planning and "burnout"! However, the essential elements of next year's fundraising auction event should be secured immediately following the finalization of the previous benefit. I suggest a "post-auction" party, gathering or conference to discuss the success and failures of the auction event. In addition, this is an opportunity to show appreciation and to thank all those who participated in bringing the fundraising/benefit auction event to fruition and garnering favor for future involvement! This is also a propitious time to appoint a new chairman and core committee.
Booking the venue and the auctioneer should also be done as soon as possible as they are essential key elements and the good ones go early! Begin the acquisition drive and volunteer recruitment 9 months out. This will give the core event planners some time to plan their strategy and present a polished and cohesive fundraising drive! Think Big!
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Plan Your Fundraising/Auction Event Early!