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    RE: Refunding silent auction purchases

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous I feel like this opinion needs to be stated: Your donor does know she bought an item at a charity auction, right? I'm a bit gobsmacked that someone would come to an event to support a charity, ...

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    Have you tried selling it online through something like ebay? Or perhaps package it as a mystery box where the purchase only knows the $ value but not what's inside the box? Depending on the team(s)/player(s) in the artwork perhaps there might be a ...

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    Aw, man. I hate when that happens. I'm sorry this happened to you - almost nothing kills a post-event buzz than this.  It's happened to me a handful of times in my 25 years of doing events. Once (maybe this will make you feel better), I had a donor ...

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    Hospital Grateful Patient Programs

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Hello there, I have recently joined a hospital foundation for a health system of 3 hospitals on the outskirts of a very large key metropolitan city in Canada. Our grateful patient program ...

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    I have some sports memorabilia art work pieces that I have not been able to move/sell for auction over a few events. Suggestions of what I can do with them? Is there a place I could donate them to? Any suggestion would be helpful. Thanks. Sent ...

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    Hello everyone -- We had a very successful fundraiser a couple of weeks ago that included a silent auction. The donor who bid highest on a vrbo in Chile ($1670) is now wanting her money back because flights are too expensive.  I am in touch with the ...

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