I am not the most polished fundraiser in the world. Now, you wouldn't know it by the amount and variety of things we have amassed for our silent auction event - we have chocolates, massages, paint, golf passes, movie passes, hair products, portrait sessions, and therapy sessions. I do it mostly in my pajamas while hiding in our bathroom while my children
Polished or not, I work under the assumption that to become a master of begging you have to make a habit of not taking "No" for an answer. Or an unanswered email. Sometimes I push again. It sounds like a technique but mostly it's because I can't quite remember who I've already asked. I have a problem with retention.
I'm learning. S-l-o-w-l-y.
In case you're wondering if you should "save the date" (March 16th from 1-3pm at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Newman Catholic Center's Cafe), here is one of our scrumptious auction items to entice you:
One half-pound of handmade, artisan chocolates by Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium. With a gift certificate for another half-pound. I'm thinking of pairing it with a bottle of red wine. Instant fun for Saturday night.
Now if I can just keep
If you know of any restaurant owners, shop owners, or service providers who would be willing to donate please put them in contact with us. I may or may not remember if I already asked them.