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7 years 11 months ago #164812 by Karen V
Replied by Karen V on topic Re:2013 ULTIMATE DONATION LIST
Has anyone heard of Red Apple Auctions or taken a course with them? They are having a phone seminar on procuring big ticket items, the cost is $300. I was wondering if anyone has done this and if you recommend it? Thank you so much!! Karen
7 years 11 months ago #164814 by Nella
Replied by Nella on topic Re:2013 ULTIMATE DONATION LIST
Karen V,

I have heard of them and did a free phone in with her and she has a few ideas. However, out school does not do an auction, we do a raffle and our target audience is mid level. I have not paid for her class but people do post that she makes a big impact on their bottom line.
7 years 11 months ago #164816 by Marie MD
Replied by Marie MD on topic Re:2013 ULTIMATE DONATION LIST
Another category to go after for school auctions are donations from local summer camps and birthday party entertainment.
7 years 11 months ago #164819 by ocdnewbie
I have a question regarding Thank you letters. We generally send all businesss who donate a personal thank you card. But I noticed with alot of the generous donations I got through online applications and email requests, that they DO NOT want paper requests sent in. What is the etiquette for this? How do you usually thank these companies?
7 years 11 months ago #164820 by donationmatch
From talking to many companies that prefer to handle donations online, I've learned that they would much rather be acknowledged/mentioned on social media and be listed (and linked) from your organization's website, both actions that would help them with growing their businesses, than (no offense to your personal notes) receive another piece of mail that goes straight to the recycling bin. I would recommend making your "thank you" as public as possible. Tagging them in thank you announcements on your organization's Facebook page or Twitter account can even increase your organization's exposure to their fans.
7 years 11 months ago #164844 by Dana
Replied by Dana on topic Re:2013 ULTIMATE DONATION LIST
I am looking for donations in the San Francisco area. Particularly hotel stays.
I have received a donation from Alcatraz Cruises and
Aquarium of the Bay. I would love to pair it with an overnight or a restaurant.
Any thoughts? I am also going to try for the Walt Disney Family Museum in SFO.
Thank you. This thread has been a lifesaver for my event coming up in February!
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