Silent Auctions are a lot of work. In fact, they are the most work for the least amount of return at your event. If you procure $20,000 worth of silent auction items on average the national return is $10,000 or 50%. In the Pacific Northwest, we can expect $15,000 or 75%. One of the biggest … More Silent Auction Tips
As fundraising auctioneers, we get to work with some amazing non-profit organizations. From time to time we are going to highlight some of those organizations and the amazing work they do. The best part of our job is raising much needed funds for great organizations like: Camp Gallagher. MISSION STATEMENT Camp Gallagher, a place for discovery … More PROFILE #9 – Camp Gallagher
Whenever we do procurement rallies for clients we always find some interesting talent that one of the people attending has. And yes, we can usually turn that around into a great selling live auction item. You always ask your board about vacation homes, tickets, and who do they know? And of course those are great … More Your Board Has Talent!
Do you publicize the value of your auction items? This is a topic I have struggled with for years. Should FMV (Fair Market Value) be listed in the catalog or not? MY ANSWER – NO. I don’t think values should be listed on the powerpoint, or in the catalog. The listing of a FMV in … More Do you publicize the value of your auction items?
WEBINAR! Auctria & Kilbreath Auctions are hosting a webinar on March 1, and March 6 at 9am. REGISTER BY CLICKING THIS LINK Boost the Auction Fundraiser Income: Spotlight live & silent events Tips you can use right now! Please share with your entire auction team! All are invited, Auctria webinars are FREE Best practices and … More Boost Auction Fundraiser Income
There two things for certain – people love to getaway and people love to support your cause. One of the best things you can do at your auction is combine those two things. When your guests buy a getaway at an auction they feel great for two reasons: The money they spent for the getaway … More Top Auction Travel Destinations
At Kilbreath Auctions we can help get you the best items for your live auction. Sometimes you need additional experience or vacation packages that you just can’t seem to get on you own. That is where companies like Winspire can help. Winspire is one of the companies we recommend for excellent high-end travel packages and … More Experiences Through Winspire
As fundraising auctioneers, we get to work with some amazing non-profit organizations. From time to time we are going to highlight some of those organizations and the amazing work they do. The best part of our job is raising much needed funds for great organizations like: PAVE We partner with you, so that you are empowered! … More Profile #8 – PAVE
One of the main things we do at KILBREATH AUCTIONS is consulting. In fact, 80-90% of the time we spend together happens before your event. And one of the things we spend our time doing in auction consulting meetings is debunking auction myths. These are things people believe about auctions, but aren’t actually true. KILBREATH … More The Truth About The Top 5 Auction Myths
We work with a couple of different vacation and experience companies to get you the best items for your live auction. Not every auction will need the extra items, but for those that do I would recommend Silent & Live Auction Vacations. They have always been great to work with and have affordable options for … More 10 Reasons For Silent & Live Auction Vacations