I have had the privilege of attending and working with thousands of auction dinners throughout North America for over 20 years. Some had several thousand attendees, while others only had fifty or so. The articles that follow are meant to give an overview of how successful auction dinners are conceived, planned and managed.
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Event Plan Implementation
If you want to be inclusive of all types of attendees, make sure the facility you choose can accommodate people who have handicaps. If you are not sure what is required, your local municipal office will have all the information needed.
As mentioned previously, high quality auction and raffle prizes are a must. This point can’t be emphasized too often.
5. General Raffle
It’s the same with the general raffle items. Keep them high quality and bunch low value items together in complimentary sets. The other point with the general raffle is to keep it simple, flowing and short. Nothing will turn attendees off more than a long drawn out general raffle pull.
(To be continued)