Leadership and The Workplace

Nonprofit Spark

Renee McGivern

Nonprofit Spark – Handheld bidding devices for nonprofit auctions – 10/24/11

Handheld bidding devices add a cool factor to silent and live auctions but are they worth the expense? How do you make sure they help you net more money than last year’s event? On this show, I speak with Sherry Truhlar of Red Apple Auctions, an auctioneer and certified meeting planner who discusses when it makes sense to use these handheld devices and when it doesn’t. She also describes an effective way to incorporate them into the live “ask” at your event so donors are seen and recognized despite people’s attention on the devices. It’s a lively conversation!