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The Auction-Ear 

A newsletter from Northwest Benefit Auctions - The Auction Management Company


September 17, 2009-

 Hello [#FULLNAME#],-

 Welcome to The Auction-Ear.  This is the first edition of what will be a regular newsletter for our clients, future clients, and interested fundraisers and volunteers.  In other words, YOU!  You were added to our mail list to receive this First Edition (and future editions) because you have requested information through our website, or at one time were, or are currently a client of ours.  If you do not wish to receive these emails from us, please let us know.  Simply type "REMOVE" in the subject line and reply back, or click the link at the bottom of the page.

We plan to cover tips, tricks, and traps of fund-raising with an auction gala, golf tournament or on-line auction.  Each edition will carry a "tip from the Maestro" designed to add value to your next event.  We also want to be a valuable resource for you, and will respond to readers questions.  So if you have a subject you would like us to cover, please let us know!  Just send your question to info@auctionhelp.com and we will respond immediately, and perhaps your question (and our answer) will appear in a future newsletter. -

Great Job Brad Goode and staff at the Life Support event! 

On Saturday, September 12, Brad Goode, an NWBA auctioneer, and our support staff of Kim Thayer and Joan Meenderinck ventured out to Cle Elum Washington for the Life Support auction.  With an expectation of earning about $75,000, the client was quite surprised when the unofficial total topped $200,000!  Who says the economy is hurting fund-raising?  When asked how it went, Brad's comment was, "Well it shows what you can do when you have a good plan, stick with it, listen to your auction consultant, and don't let the economy scare you into doing the wrong things.  Life Support has clearly benefited from their long relationship with Northwest Benefit Auctions!" Brad's right.  In the eight years we have been Life Support's exclusive auction consulting and management company, we have helped them raise nearly $1 Million!   

 Next Auction Workshop:  Saturday, October 10, 2009 

hosted by the Swedish Cultural Center, Seattle 

Contact  cfiske@auctionhelp.com to RSVP or click here for more details  

Join us in Seattle on October 10 for our next Auction Workshop!

      The Maestro's Tip Always send your guests home with a "lovely parting gift" - a bag filled with goodies. These can be coupons or trinkets from local merchants who will gladly donate to get exposure to your guest list.  Be sure that a "thank you" card from your committee is enclosed so when your guests look in their bag (typically in a day or two after your event) you have one more chance to thank them for their support.  Remember, you can never say "Thank You!" too early, or too often!  Don't forget to include a "Save the Date" card for your next event! 

-Don't forget to send us your questions so we can be your auction resource.  We want to help you raise more money, with less stress! Please pass this along to a friend who could use some help or may have interest.  Thank you! 

The Maestro's Tip is sponsored by AuctionMaestro Pro, from MaestroSoft.  For complete auction software solutions, on-line auctions and payment processing visit www.maestrosoft.com   

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