Tuesday, August 29, 2006

No Risk Opportunity for Fundraising Auction Planners

Our friend Ina Steiner over at Auctionbytes just posted this and I thought it could be beneficial to our many fundraising auction coordinators:

cMarket, a leading provider of online auctions to support nonprofit causes, has teamed with Steiner Sports to supply non-profit auction planners with exclusive sports memorabilia and once-in-a-lifetime experiences to increase their auction revenue.

Steiner Sports works with 1,700 athletes and carries exclusive autograph deals with David Ortiz and Curt Schilling of the Red Sox, Yankees captain Derek Jeter, five-time NBA all-star Jason Kidd, New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, and others. Steiner Sports can arrange for signings to be personalized for the winning auction bidder or a designated recipient and can arrange unique meet-and-greets with professional athletes, sports clinics and presentations for cMarket clients.

Items are available at no risk to non-profits. If the item doesn't sell at or above cost, there is no financial loss to the non-profit.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Emmy Swag Bag Auctions Anyone???????

With the Emmy Awards happening this Sunday, and the I.R.S. clamping down on those recipients of "Swag Bags" I will be keeping an eye out for those recipients who take their goody bag and put it up for a charity auction. That way the stars won't have to shell out about 10k to Uncle Sam- especially since the bag has over 30K worth of Goodies.

Stay Tuned. and if you see a link or read about an Emmy Swag Bag auction- email me

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Sorry, been out of touch for a while. the dog days of summer.
Found this

The Michael Andretti Foundation will be auctioning off a VIPpackage on eBay beginning August 23rd until August 30th. As a special guest of Michael Andretti, MAFand Andretti Green Racing, the winner and a guest will be invited to attend a weekend at the PalmsCasino Resort in Las Vegas, NV to enjoy the team’s post season celebration weekend.

All proceeds from the package will benefit the Father Tom Fratus Foundationand the Franciscan Outreach Association in Chicago, IL

The VIP Package will be auctioned on eBay until Wednesday, August 30th. The package is available byvisiting http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290021975683

About Franciscan Outreach Association:
The Father Tom Fratus Foundation and the Franciscan Outreach Association reaches out to thehomeless by providing food, shelter and practical help to guide them to a better life. Further informationon this foundation is available at www.franoutreach.org