Relocate to Wisconsin : Help Make Silent Auctions a Screaming Success for Charities...

Help Make Silent Auctions a Screaming Success for Charities...

 We regularly participate in fund raising efforts for a number of charitable organizations.  Many of them have Silent Auctions as a part of the evening's festivities.   There are a number of ways you can help make your donation yield a greater contribution to your charity of choice.  

     Shop Seasonally   - Post season sales on eveything

               from picnic coolers to ornaments and decore for

               every holiday at 50-75% off stretch your dollars and

               make that purchase twice the value to the charity. 

               You know when annual events are held...get an

               extra decoration...a summer something...a spring

               silk bouquet or arrangement and keep it for the 

               appropriate event.

     Certificate Collections  Be creative...when

                you are dining at restaurants lgift certificatesocally, ask the

               owner/manager  if they will  

               sell you a gift  certificate

                at a discount...and  make a  

                 basket and title it....

                "The Taste of your Town" with an attractive 

                 plateful of certificates.

           Pamper Presents   a collection of products 

              and services...a massage and body oils, mani/pedi

              combinations with lotions and potions...invite

               your favorite places to help you participate in

             the donation and credit them.

        Cater to Cats  and Defer to Dogs 

                  Everyone loves pet presents...a bed filled with               

petstoys, treats, leashes, groomer certificates...

                a well received item !


        Be generous...know how very much your time and thoughtful dollars are appreciated.

        A part of  the commision from every one of our  transactions is donated to two charities...Give back's a part of being a part of your community !

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 7 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • October 22 2015 07:08AM


Hi Sally.  If anybody can make the buffalo on a nickel say ouch it is you.  That way the charities get the most out of the money give to them.  Nothing to do with you being a tightwad just a great buyer for charities.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 2 years ago

Geeeez...tight wad is not my best thing Conrad Allen....but I know people who are !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (Keller Williams 414-525-0563) over 2 years ago

We participate with auctions all the time, especially for charity events. It usually ends up being a fun evening.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 2 years ago

A great idea to help people, good for you for mentioning this Sally & David.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 2 years ago

These are great suggestions as we approach the holiday season.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago

Sally and David I am not a very creative person so thank you for sharing the ideas.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 2 years ago

Great ideas Sally, as usual!

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) over 2 years ago