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A Higher Bid: How to Transform Special Event Fundraising with Strategic Auctions by Kathy Kingston

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Chapter 3Energize and Empower Your Board and Team

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

—MARGARET MEAD

LIONS, TIGERS, AND BEARS, OH MY! How do you keep everyone happy in the auction zoo?

Start by calling the groups who work together on your event teams, as opposed to committees. When you have a team, members are working toward a common goal. In contrast, when you organize a committee, each member may come with his or her own goal, many of which, while well-intentioned, do not match the goal of the event.

Engaging your board of directors in the benefit auction is vital to the success of your fundraising efforts. In this chapter, we'll focus on creating ...

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