Wondering if anyone out there that may read my blog might have ideas about how best to procure items for an auction. I have done this now for over 7 years and every year it presents a huge obstacle. I am dedicated and determined to raise money needed for FSH research yet, I find asking for help/donations continues to be hard. I feel we do a great job of showing off the donor's items (such as artwork, jewelry, pottery, etc) and we put the donor's website's out there on our site and on all our written literature.... not sure if this is "giving back" enough to inspire spontaneous giving.
I wonder how other groups do this? in person contacts? emails? letters?
Feed back & ideas welcomed. (Donations greeted with great enthusiasm!!)