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2014 Ultimate Donation List

10 years 3 months ago #165166 by ptomomof2

How did you get southwest tickets?
10 years 3 months ago #165165 by MemRnIm
As always, thank you for the wonderful ideas here. I have to say I'm starting to panic because our event is 3/15 but just heard today from American Girl and they are donating!!!!! Also, we have a new Zip Line company in some of our state parks, they are very willing to donate as a "neighbor of the community". Just thought I would pass that info along; if you have one near you, reach out to them!

Still waiting to hear back from Atlantis in Reno.....we received southwest tickets and no place to go :) Any tips for Atlantis or any other hotel would be greatly appreciated.
10 years 3 months ago #165163 by Rose H
Hi Marilyn,

We have many auction-related documents on our File Exchange that you can download and customize for your group, including this thank-you letter template:

Also, if you check out this section on our File Exchange, you will find other auction-related documents as well:

Good luck with your event!
Rose C.
10 years 3 months ago #165161 by marilyn
need advice on how you do thank you letters...
For the corporate donations (MLB, NHL, Disney) should you send a thank you letter/receipt? For the smaller and local donors, do you send them as soon as you get an item or after the auction?
10 years 3 months ago #165160 by Kristin
Replied by Kristin on topic Re:2014 Ultimate Donation List
Footsoul - Hang in there... it takes a little time for them to start rolling in, but they will. Frequently they just show up, without any warning. I did my first auction when my child was young, and it is tough! Have you sent something out to parents at school asking for donations? Keep combing the Ultimate Donation list for ideas. I really work on contacting museums in a 3 hour radius for ticket donations and that has worked well for us. For our school, about 1/2 the money raised comes from teacher/school experiences and the class art projects. We auction things like the closest parking space to the school, Prinicpal for a Day, ice cream with a teacher, lunch with your teacher in their room, etc. They cost little, if anything and you can get a lot of return! Good luck!
10 years 3 months ago #165159 by crusaders
Replied by crusaders on topic Re:2014 Ultimate Donation List
its called patience unfortunately. I sent out requests end of Dec and middle of Jan and i'm still waiting to hear from some. I just want an answer right away :)
But hang in there and good luck.
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