Class Library Silent Auction Strategy

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  • Title:Silent Auction Strategy
  • Category:Planning & Logistics
  • Level:All
  • Instructor:Michelle French
  • Length:72 min
  • Posted:12/16/2013
  • CMP Domain:B: Project Management
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Become an expert at planning the stages and strategy of incorporating a silent auction into your event, or improving an existing silent auction. Topics covered include, forming an effective committee, auction item procurement, how to set minimum bids and increments, tax deductibility, pre-event auction logistics, onsite set-up and management as well as guest close out, including cashiering and staffing.

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ILEA Approved ContentThis course is ILEA Approved with content that is alligned with the International Live Events Association's Core Curriculum. ILEA Approved is the international education standard selected for creative event professionals and has been developed to recognize specific content that has significance for the global creative events industry. Click Here to learn more about ILEA.

ILEA Core Curriculum Key Competencies Category for this course / content: 
Event Planning 

Learning Outcomes

    1. Be able to select and prepare individuals to be productive members of your auction committee.
    2. Successful procurement and development of guidelines on what makes for a great auction item and how to compose an effective donation request letter.
    3. Learn pre-event considerations for smooth auction logistics, onsite management and easy guest check-out experience.

Table of Contents

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Silent Auction Strategies 1:12:48
Silent Auction Strategies
Class Overview 2:49
Should You Hold an Auction? 3:00
Auction Preparation 6:52
Identifying and Procuring Items 27:09
Silent Auction Logistics 17:54
Registration 2:08
Close-Out and Cashiering 9:12
Auction Software, Mobile and Online 2:43
Post Event Review 2:17

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