October 2015
Going Once, Going Twice...SOLD!



The Benefit Bidding team just loves this time of year.  When you feel that first crisp breeze, you know that summer is gone and fall is finally here.  Apple cider, state fairs, football games, outdoor dining with friends there are so many reasons to enjoy this very special time of year!  

Lloyd and Mary Cooper
Benefit Bidding

Memos From Mary
What to do with ALL of those Great Centerpieces???

Raise more $$$ while your guests enjoy a little competitive "fast talking" by holding a centerpiece auction. Ask your professional auctioneer to announce that the audience is going to play a little game...Your professional auctioneer then asks each table to choose the most gregarious guy or gal at the table.

  This lucky person is going to be the "auctioneer" at his or her table.  It is also revealed that the winning "auctioneer" who sells their centerpiece at the highest price will win prizes for everyone at the winning table...a bottle of wine to take home or a special chocolate dessert are always great motivators!

The "auctioneers" are given a couple of minutes to auction off the centerpieces.  And, yes, this generates a lot of energy!  What a fun and exciting way to "warm up" your guests for the live auction! 

Auctions and Events
Join us at live events and/or bid on any online auction.  

Online bidding: Now - October 11
Live auction: October 12 at 5:30 pm at Heritage Ranch in 
Fairview, Texas

Golf Scramble: October 12 

Live Auction & Silent Auction: October 11 at Gaylord Texan's Glass Cactus in Grapevine.
Golf Scramble:  October 12

Online Quilt Auction: Now - October 16
Live Auction: October 17 

Fairgrounds in Sedalia, MO 

65 Roses Wine and Food Extravaganza
Live Auction: October 14 at The Pavilion at Benbrook Stables in Fort Worth

Birds and Backyards

Houston Audubon's Gala 
Celebrating a Bird-Friendly Houston

Online pre-bidding & auction item preview

Now - October 21

Live Event: October 22

Houston, Texas 

Online Quilt Auction: Now - October 27
Online Auction: October 15-November 14
Gala: November 14

Location: Fort Worth, Texas Zoo  
Mobile bidding at the event!

Online Auction: October 20 - November 1

Online Auction: October 22 - November 7
Live Event: November 7

McKinney, Texas 

Online Auction: October 30 - November 11
Gala: November 11

Fort Worth, Texas 
Mobile bidding at the event!

Online Auction November 1 - November 15
Lots of holiday items 

Online Auction November 1 - November 15

Boots and Bandanas

Benefiting Camp Summit

Live Auction: November 5

Dallas, Texas 

Benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Live Auction: November 7 

Dallas, Texas 

Band of Roses

Benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Live Auction: November 7

Fort Worth, Texas 

What's New with Benefit Bidding?

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Enjoy reading to get great ideas for your fundraiser.
Thank you for selecting Benefit Bidding as your Fundraising Auction Company of Choice!

Benefit Bidding

724 Pelican Hills Dr

Fairview, Texas 75069


Innovative Auction Ideas 
Make display of your needs and ask for donations

Ask donors to donate for specific needed items. Set up a display and watch the donations come.
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How do I get sponsors for my event? PE
Answer--We have a trained staff to help guide you, but, to get you started:  

1. Make a list of who you know that shares your cause.
2. What will you ask of them and how?
3. How will you thank them?
4. Ask.

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In This Issue
Our Monthly Blog:

The SIX things to keep you on top of...

Building a donation contact list

Keeping a donation contact list of people who donated items to your fundraising event is key to making sure you can maintain the donation momentum year after year.  How do you do this?  What information do you need to keep?

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"I have participated in two Benefit Bidding auctions and have found it a great way to reach people that would not otherwise get to see my work and I get to support wonderful organizations at the same time. The web site is very well done and easy to navigate. Links are provided which helps keep networks going."

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Team Member of

the Month

Nicole Eggar
Nicole joined the Benefit Bidding team in May of 2015.
She is a member of our event check-in/check-out team and also provides bidder assistance at fundraising auctions. 

Her favorite superhero is "Captain America", because he is a great symbol for our Country!  

If Nicole had a super power, it would be the ability to fly because she hates traffic.

 Her favorite time of day is the morning.  She loves the feeling of a new day and a fresh start and with being a mother to small children it's always best to get up before the kids. 

As for special hobbies Nicole attends a fitness bootcamp called Camp Gladiator. It has quickly turned into her new hobby!!

Nicole loves being in the Benefit Bidding team and helping non-profits raise much needed funds.

Why Hire
Benefit Bidding can help you with ALL of your auction needs including check-in & check-out, silent auctions with either paper or mobile bidding, online auctions, live auctions, event planning and consultation. We offer helpful advice to make your auction amazing. Click to find out the top 5 reasons why you should contact us.  

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