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A complete, comprehensive blueprint for a charity auction. Whether aiming for $5,000 or $500,000, Going...Going...Gone! is certain to be helpful. Thousands of copies have been sold to non-profit organizations throughout the country. The 2nd edition was published in April, 1999.

  • Committees
  • Catalogs
  • Donors
  • Bid Sheets
  • Decorations
  • Raffles
  • Themes
  • Silent and Live Auctions
  • Publicity
  • Check-in and Checkout
  • Advertising

It is a detailed accounting for those embarking on an initial auction or for those wishing to create a more systematic, vibrant and productive benefit auction. The imaginative and creative ideas include themes for the entire event.

Forms, sample letters, theme charts, bid sheets, catalog formats and newsletter ideas fill the book with vital information.

For a detailed accounting of the Night of the Auction, please see our new book, "The Winning Bidder Is..."

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started
  2. Committees
  3. Sponsors & Underwriters
  4. Acquisitions
  5. The Feast
  6. Decorations
  7. Entertainment
  8. Invitations
  9. Catalog
  10. Advertising
  11. Publicity
  12. Raffles
  13. Silent Auction
  14. Live Auction
  15. The Night of the Auction

Illustrated with:

  1. Six and Twelve month planning calendars
  2. Samples Letters and Dialog
  3. Committee assignments
  4. 12 Integrated themes
  5. Sample forms, newsletters, bid sheets, catalog
  6. Volunteer tasks and assignments
  7. Checklist for every stage of operation