What an amazing year for Kilbreath Auctions. I wanted to share some notes we received from clients over the year. Also, I wanted to share that our auctions on average saw a 25% increase over last year. Across the board 99% of our clients made more money at their events in 2018 than they did in 2017. … More 2018 Year in Review
What is the perfect day to hold your fundraising event? That is an important decision, and one that needs careful consideration. There are 365 days and 52 Saturday nights in a year. A lot of groups do events on Friday, and Thursday nights, and some on other weeknights, and even Sunday. But we are talking … More 4 Tips To Pick The Best Event Date
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: Sound Experience Aboard The Adventuress LEARN MORE AND WATCH … More Profile #7 – Sound Experience
Well, you know how I am going to answer that question. The proof is in every event we do. 85% of what professional auctioneers do, is before they hit the stage. With all the great fundraising ideas they present to you during consulting sessions. I know that I will have at least one idea, that … More Is a Professional Auctioneer Necessary?
#1 – Bumper Music It is great to have “bumper” music during your live auction. When the item reader says, “Item #1 is a wine basket.” The DJ can then play 10, or so, seconds of “Red Red Wine.” Music creates emotional reactions for your guests, it may actually inspire higher bidding. #2 – Situational … More Top 5 reasons to hire a DJ for your auction
I recently did a seminar with my friends at Greater Giving. One of the topics we discussed was different committees you need as you plan your auction. CLICK HERE FOR GREATER GIVING’S BLOG ABOUT EVENT COMMITTEE ROLES Thanks to Greater Giving for the descriptions below… for the full article, click the link above. Event … More What committees do you need? Here are the Top ideas.
Tuscany and Bali are some of the hottest travel locations for auction guests. Our friends at Sojourn Ventures have exclusive properties in both locations. If you are interested contact email@example.com and we can sell one of these great locations at your next auction! Details about the locations below, but first some information about Sojourn Ventures: … More Tuscany & Bali – For Your Auction Guests
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: Athletes For Kids **in full disclosure, I also serve on … More Profile #6 – Athletes For Kids
It isn’t always about what happens the night of your event. It is how you are cultivating life-long donors. And how you are using social media, technology and other things to retain donors and get them interested in your cause. I found this article online about the trends of 2018… and even though there are … More 5 Trends That Will Impact Fundraising
I am always amazed at the generosity of people who attend fundraisers. Every auction we conducted in the Spring and Summer of 2018 saw increased revenue …. EVERY ONE! According to Giving USA Americans gave $410.02 Billion to charity in 2017, crossing the $400 Billion mark for the first time. It doesn’t seem like it … More 2018 – Big Year In Fundraising