We’ve got some great news about our Ultimate Donation List, one of the hottest threads on our Message Boards: Now we have a vendor search function for just this thread so our community can search for specific vendors.
This should be a really helpful tool because this thread is a big one—and it is chock full of information about national and local vendors and how to best seek donations from them for school auctions and other events.
When you go onto the Ultimate Donation thread, you’ll find the new search box called Search Ultimate Donation List in the upper right corner of the page. Just type in a vendor name and you’ll get a drop down list of related vendor names and you can make a selection. You can then highlight your selection, click “Go’’ and you’ll get a list of posts related to that vendor.
The Ultimate Donation list was started a few years ago so parent group leaders could share information about donations. It has evolved into a really useful tool for a lot of folks, thanks to the contributions of parent group leaders. Many will provide their own strategies of dealing with vendors, tips on what to include in donation requests, and their own inside info on what vendors are helpful and which ones are best to avoid.
It’s especially helpful to parents who are new to auctions or other PTO events that call for solicitations. So, if you are not sure where to begin, the Ultimate Donation List can give you a great jump start.