The Silent Auction
by James Healey
James Healey became the silent auction guru of San Francisco through his hard work and dedication to raise funds for charitable organizations. This "how to" manual is designed to help others achieve success in their endeavors. James has volunteered his time and energy for over twenty years to support important causes. Planning and executing the perfect silent auction is challenging and time-consuming. Follow these guidelines and trust your instincts to prepare an amazing auction. James has a proven record of not only achieving his revenue goals but even exceeding them.
James has worked in hotel catering sales for over twenty years. His interest in becoming a volunteer for charitable organizations was heartfelt. While standing in the back of a ballroom he listened to the message and vision of the executive director and realized that he needed to get involved. But what could he do? He utilized his selling skills to procure auction items for a charity. It paid off and he became a master of the silent auction process.
Planning the perfect silent auction is not an easy task. It will take time, energy and strong organization skills. This book is dedicated to the many volunteers who want to help their charitable organization raise funds. "We Need Your Help" is a catchy way to begin the solicitation process of securing donations. Once you ask for help, the support will follow. Always be kind, thankful and responsible to the wonderful donors who support your cause.(2012, paperback, 78 pages)