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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2017, 09:03:25 PM »
You donít have to come. You can call in or text a bid as well
Oh, I understood that it was done in Shul

Live is better than online. My job this year was to make everyone else pay more . Thatís harder to do online


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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #46 on: October 04, 2017, 09:43:16 AM »
bid with blat gmarah instead of cash
Not to useful to keeping the lights on in the shul.

A shul I used to go to in Brooklyn allowed people to pay their bids either in dollars or volunteer hours with each hour being worth $54. Was actually a great move, because the shul had many events that would never happen if not for volunteers.

That being said, overall, I find the auctioning business of questionable benefit: Is the donor base actually increased through the auction and do participants contribute any more than they would have otherwise donated to the shul without a kibud? What's the record on collecting the funds (and this is an area where online bidding would probably be more effective with a credit card payment made upfront)?

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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #47 on: October 04, 2017, 10:40:47 AM »
Not to useful to keeping the lights on in the shul.

A shul I used to go to in Brooklyn allowed people to pay their bids either in dollars or volunteer hours with each hour being worth $54. Was actually a great move, because the shul had many events that would never happen if not for volunteers.

That being said, overall, I find the auctioning business of questionable benefit: Is the donor base actually increased through the auction and do participants contribute any more than they would have otherwise donated to the shul without a kibud? What's the record on collecting the funds (and this is an area where online bidding would probably be more effective with a credit card payment made upfront)?
Bidding also has the benefit of no arguments over who gets what.
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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #48 on: October 04, 2017, 10:41:55 AM »
What's the record on collecting the funds (and this is an area where online bidding would probably be more effective with a credit card payment made upfront)?
My shul has 5 figures outstanding.
Another reason to move the bidding online with payment required upfront.
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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #49 on: October 04, 2017, 10:57:26 AM »
Oh, I understood that it was done in Shul

It was, but some people physically come, some can't make it and tell representatives what they want to bid for and what their max is, and some ppl call in.

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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #50 on: October 04, 2017, 11:01:05 AM »
My shul has 5 figures outstanding.
Another reason to move the bidding online with payment required upfront.
Perhaps someone who's behind in their payments by X amount, shouldn't be allowed to bid.

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Re: Bidding in Shul
« Reply #51 on: October 04, 2017, 12:08:32 PM »
Perhaps someone who's behind in their payments by X amount, shouldn't be allowed to bid.

I actually brought that up, but usually stuff gets paid. I owe my shull a few k and have a monthly cc billing, but I stopped buying on my own, not sure thats good