I have had the privilege of attending and working with thousands of auction dinners throughout North America. Some had several thousand attendees, while others only had fifty or so. I’ve seen everything from luxury automobiles to original works of art to elegant jewelry to a talking fish, auctioned off. The enthusiasm for the talking fish was unbelievable. Some halls were decorated exquisitely others had no decorations at all. Some were organized with military efficiency, while others seemed to have no organization at all.
I guess what I am trying to convey is that Auction Dinners come in all shapes and sizes. The only things they really have in common are the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who spend their precious time to help organize these events.
The articles that follow are dedicated to all those volunteers, past, present and future, who mean so much to their communities and organizations.
The articles are meant to give an overview of how successful auction dinners are conceived, planned and managed.
For anyone who wants a complete "Developing An Auction Dinner" package, complete with working manuals, workbooks, forms and PowerPoint presentations, visit my Festival and Event Planning website.
(To be Continued)