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Blooper No. 10: Auction package 'surprises'
Live auctions can create sensitive donor-relation issues. Make sure that the individuals who donate the items are reliable and understand the restrictions (or lack of) on the auction package. The last thing you want is for someone to spend thousands of dollars on an “unrestricted” sports package only to later be told by the donor of the package that the tickets are in fact NOT redeemable for the particular game in which the winner is interested.
Katie Skoog is the director of development for Families First Parenting Programs in Cambridge, Mass.