October  2016
Going Once, Going Twice...SOLD!

"The most important thing about social media is to keep your audience engaged.  Be sure to post daily and keep things interesting!" Be sure to check out our post,  Make Social Media Work for You Part 1  Blog  where you can find step-by-step how to get your social media started.

Lloyd and Mary Cooper
Benefit Bidding Auctions 
 In The News!
First in Buffet Line
Raises $2,200 

Benefit Bidding strives to find fun and exciting auction items. 

In one of our planning meetings with the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce,  we suggested "First in Buffet Line" as a warm up item for our live auction.  To make the item even more desirable and increase audience involvement, we also suggested that the winning bidder would also be allowed pick the table that would be last to pile their plates with the  delicious  spread of food.  

When the auction started, the bidding got fast and  furious  between bidders at two  separate  tables.  First in Buffet Line ended up selling for $1,100!  When the winning table selected who they wanted to go last, they quickly replied that table that's been bidding against us!  I quickly turned to the other table and informed them that the winning table wanted them to go last - BUT if they matched the winning bid I would let them go second.  They quickly accepted my offer and purchased "Second in Buffet Line" for $1,100. This item, quickly raised $2,200 for the chamber - an item that was no expense for the non-profit. 

Selling first in buffet line raised so much excitement that it ended up on the front page of the Midlothian Mirror (see photo above).

Yes, it requires hard work and planning, but we are here to help you raise money for your nonprofit.

Looking for ideas to raise even more at your event?  Give us a call.


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

Live Auction
Live Event: October 14
Stone Creek Special Event Center,
Shallowater, TX 

Online &  Live Auctions  
Online pre-bidding: October 3-14 
Live Event: October 15
Mathewson Center, Fairgrounds 
Sedalia, MO

Online, Mobile & Live Auctions
Live Event: October 20
Lakeside Country Club
Breathe Easy Invitational Cystic Fibrosis Cocktails Fore A Cure Party
Live Auction
Live Events: Party  October 23
                    The Rustic, Dallas, TX 
        Golf: October 24
        Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, TX
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Cystic Fibrosis
Live Auction
Live Event: October 26
1635 Rogers Road
Fort Worth, TX 

Live Event: October 27

Silent & Live Auction
Live Event: November 3
Eddie Deen's Ranch
944 S Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75202

Northeast Texas Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Silent & Live Auction
Live Event: November 4

S upporting Initiatives to Create Future Technology Leaders
Live Auction  
Live Event: November 5

Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame
Online Auction
Bidding Opens: Late October

Online Auction
Bidding Opens: Soon

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In This Issue
How do you make social media work for your organization?  It's difficult to keep up with every  social media application and know how to use it as a fundraising booster. Don't worry,  this series of posts will you in the loop! We'll tell you how to use various social media to boost your online auction sales and advertise your fundraiser event.

Did you know Facebook, has 1.1 billion users, and  Twitter, has over 300 million users? These sites are great ways to get the word out about your auction.  If you don't already have one, you will need to set-up a Facebook page and a Twitter account. 

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 This Months
Featured Auction 

Online pre-bidding 

Now through October 14

The Festival of Sharing is celebrating 35 years of serving people in poverty in Missouri and around the world. 

This year's theme is Share the Light. Your bids on these quilts will shine light in dark places of need in the world. 


Benefit Bidding  can help you with ALL of your auction needs including check-in, check-out, silent auctions with either paper and/or mobile bidding, online auctions, live auctions, event planning, consultation, and more. Click to find out the top  5 reasons  why you should contact us.  

Thank you for selecting Benefit Bidding as your Fundraising Auction Company of Choice!

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Featured Auction Item of the Month!

Hermes Cape Cod TGM Men's Watch
Timeless, yet whimsical, the Cape Cod watch is in a class of its own.  This was what Henri d'Origny had in mind when he designed it in 1991.  Its case is a square inside a rectangle, and the style of the numbers is a new take on the Chaine d'Ancre pattern.  Going against the grain of a now-iconic utilitarian object, this line of exacting elegance inspired Martin Margiela to design a double tour strap for the watch in 1998.  Its modern style is enhanced by the Manufacture Hermes interchangeable straps. 

Value: $3,600
Opening Bid $1,500

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Benefit Bidding offers free demos of how online and mobile auctions will work for your fundraising needs.


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