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Beginner's Guide to Live Auction PowerPoint Slides [FREE Templates]

Posted by Summy Lau on Jul 27, 2017 8:51:11 AM

10 Tips to Use PowerPoint in Your Live Auction

If you've ever hosted a charity auction in the past, you know how important it is to create a lavish shopping experience for your donors. Bright visuals and sleek displays are essential, and nowhere is this more true than the fundraising highlight of the night: the live auction.

Why not use PowerPoint slides to put every item's "best foot forward"?

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Topics: event-production, fundraising templates

Build Your Own Charity Auction Catalog [TEMPLATE]

Posted by Ian Lauth on Feb 12, 2015 10:25:00 AM

Charity Auction Catalog Template

One of the best ways to ensure plenty of excitement and bidding on your biggest and best charity auction items is by showcasing them in an auction catalog. The goal of an auction catalog is to make your auction items as appealing as possible to entice guests to place more bids, thus generating more revenue from your fundraising event.

A well-designed catalog accomplishes this by:

  • Creating a shopping experience: Donors are sophisticated buyers. A professional catalog lets you attractively feature your auction items, giving guests the opportunity to browse and discuss them before and during the live auction.
  • Educating donors: Guests are going to be more comfortable spending large sums of money on an auction item if they have plenty of information about what they are buying.

It’s common for charity auction catalogs to also serve as the event program and include information on the organization, its cause and the event itself. Here is a list of essential elements to include in an auction catalog:

  1. Cover
  2. Welcome Letter
  3. Event Agenda
  4. Special Thanks/Acknowledgments
  5. About Organization
  6. Live Auction Introduction
  7. Auction Items
  8. Sponsor Recognition

Depending on the size and scope of your event, the catalog can be something simple with only a few pages or it can be far more extensive, with paid advertising space in a professionally designed booklet.

Unfortunately, hiring a graphic designer to create an auction catalog can be prohibitively expensive for most nonprofit organizations... so we want to give you the tools to do it yourself!

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[FREE TEMPLATE] Download the pre-designed 100% customizable Microsoft Word auction catalog template.

 

If you’re going to give it a go on your own, here are a few tips for how to design an effective catalog...

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Topics: event-production, fundraising templates, charity auction catalog

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