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Auction work during the 'Summer'

11 years 1 month ago #163823 by Marcu
Replied by Marcu on topic Re:Auction work during the 'Summer'
We do an auction in November. We have done it for several years which really helps...we ask a lot of the same businesses that have supported us in the past and then try for new and different as time and energy allows. For our whole event, we have a master to do list. At our first meeting we try to get the maximum volunteers and then break the list into small chunks per person. Good luck!
11 years 1 month ago #163821 by ShopBidGive
Hi There!

Here are some resources that might help:

How to Start a Fundraiser Auction

Hosting a Successful Spring Fundraiser (While this one says spring, the tips can apply to any fundraiser event)

User Friendly Apps to Maximize Your Fundraiser (Mobile technology can help keep volunteers in the loop during a busy summer)

Lastly, use social media to your advantage. Especially during the summer so parents, teachers and faculty will be aware of what is going on. They may be more willing to help out if they are seeing constant updates!

Hope this helps! If you're interested in holding an online auction, let us know!

11 years 1 month ago #163819 by Amy
Replied by Amy on topic Re:Auction work during the 'Summer'
I am actually making my list now. We have our auction on Fall Festival night at the end of September. With school starting back the first of August it gives little time to get started. If I work a little each week I can get the letters started. Good luck!

PTSO president 2 years in a row what am I thinking??
11 years 1 month ago #163815 by Rose H
Hi superdeluxe,

There are different levels of volunteering, with a core group typically out front doing the big picture planning and organization and then more volunteers joining the process as you get closer to event time. We have some great auction articles that will help you put together a timeline.

Auction Action Plan:

Auction Planning FAQs:

5 Trends to Help Your Auction Shine:

Also, I'll put your question out to our Facebook community. Bet we'll get good feedback!

Rose C.
Community Manager
11 years 1 month ago #163814 by superdeluxe
Lets say for example you want to have an event in November. How difficult is it for people to get volunteers to help when the school is not even running? Is it pretty much just the board/auction group that does the work for the upcoming auction? Is this why most auctions are done in March-April? (To give 5-6 months of work time?)

Thank you everyone.
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