massnonprofit.org ::: While auctions might not bring in the dollars that they did before the recession hit, many nonprofits find they remain a viable event for increasing coffers and cementing relationships with donors and the general community.
However, far too many organizations plan an auction without asking themselves three essential questions.
Do we have enough time to prepare? The absolute minimum is nine months; a year is better.
Can we recruit sufficient volunteers? You’ll need dozens, even for a small auction.
Does an auction make sense for us? That depends on your answers to the preceding questions, the Rolodexes of your board, and the health of the economy in your area.
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