Auctions at galas have traditionally been an effective way of raising money. Unfortunately, what was once new has become mundane, and auctions are beginning to lose much of the excitement that made them effective in the first place. Are you looking for a cross between the slow-paced action of a Silent Auction, and the pain- in-the-program brakes put on by a Live Auction? A Big Board Auction may be the most effective return on investment when it comes to creating the most excitement and raising the most money with your gala auctions.
Charitable Donauctions, a division of Melissa Krauser Events, LLC, launched in response to requests from our long-time Auction Consulting Clients to conduct cellular bidding at their fund-raising events. In conversations with those Non-Profits, it was discerned that cellular bidding was just an aspect of a much larger desire. Digital auctions, whether from a cellphone or tablet at the event, or on an offsite laptop or desktop, would expand the Bidder Pool, encouraging more competition and rendering the auctions more beneficial to the fund-raising efforts.
Prior to the launch of Charitable Donauction and beginning in 2007, Melissa Krauser Events, LLC consulted on auctions that have generated much-needed Unrestricted Funds, all in the good old fashioned style of write’em down Silent and Big Board Auctions. By the way, we still do those kinds of auctions, too! We'd love the opportunity to discuss with and advise you on your upcoming auction. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.