Red Apple Auctions

Red Apple Auctions Your source for charity auction training and tips, preparing you to plan your most profitable fundraising auction yet.
I'm Sherry Truhlar, founder of Red Apple Auctions. My company is a boutique auction firm that exclusively works with Auction Chairs of nonprofits and schools, showing them how to raise more money in their annual fund raising auctions. I live in historic Alexandria, VA, but my team and I work at auctions across the USA. More importantly, from this site you'll learn about classes, tools and products that teach you how to PLAN a great auction, long before you need to hire me or any other pro-auctioneer. To get started improving your auction today, register to receive my FREE Auction Item Guide. I reveal the 100 items selling for over value in gala auctions around the country. Claim yours at www.RedAppleAuctions.com

Benefit auction firm, offering tools, tips, and products to help charity auction chairpersons rock their auctions.

Mission: Sharing tools with Volunteer Auction Chairs so they can confidently lead their charity auction committees. PHONE: 1-888-474-0838 TWITTER: @AuctionExpert

I ordered this from England after reading about it in a magazine. 0 alcohol. 0 sugar. 0 anything.  I'm having fun making...
07/03/2019

I ordered this from England after reading about it in a magazine. 0 alcohol. 0 sugar. 0 anything. I'm having fun making experimental "mocktails" with it. If you're seeking a non-alcoholic base for drinks, this botanical is pretty fun for experimenting. Total Wine & More, they don't have a distributor in the U.S.A. (Making they aren't looking for one, but it would be something to add to your stores.)

07/02/2019

For many nonprofits, their fiscal year started today. Do you view it as a nice clean slate, or an uphill climb? For my business, the fiscal year starts January 1. Everything goes to $0 and I feel the need to hustle, so it's a bit of an uphill climb.

From 10 years ago, when Take Home Handyman came to jazz up my home office.  My friend Amy and ex-housemate Bob pitched i...
06/26/2019

From 10 years ago, when Take Home Handyman came to jazz up my home office. My friend Amy and ex-housemate Bob pitched in to help.

Chef's Best photos are being posted from last week's event. Some of the #RedAppleAuctions team popped up today. Cecelia ...
06/17/2019

Chef's Best photos are being posted from last week's event. Some of the #RedAppleAuctions team popped up today. Cecelia Jackson Naomi Lewis Abby Davis Lynn Wildman Makris

At #AFP19PP where Penelope Burke just gave great stories over lunch, & now Chad Barger from FundraiserChad is talking ab...
06/17/2019

At #AFP19PP where Penelope Burke just gave great stories over lunch, & now Chad Barger from FundraiserChad is talking about why Boards dont fundraise. Issues are 3: 1) Clarity (Board member doesn't know his role), 2) Knowledge (they don't KNOW how to do it, or lack tools to do it), and 3) Motivation (they just aren't inspired).

Kishshana & Co: Leading Well & Living Well is kicking off the morning in FL at Planet Philanthropy with great energy!
06/17/2019

Kishshana & Co: Leading Well & Living Well is kicking off the morning in FL at Planet Philanthropy with great energy!

I'm grateful we had lovely weather for tonight's mostly-outdoor auction in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I g...
06/16/2019

I'm grateful we had lovely weather for tonight's mostly-outdoor auction in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I got lost and had to deal with a problematic tire, but eventually made it to "The Secret Garden."

Want to see a fancy fundraising gala without the $250 price tag? Browse thru these catalogs.  https://www.redappleauctio...
06/12/2019
Catalog Carnival - Fundraising gala auctioneer Sherry Truhlar

Want to see a fancy fundraising gala without the $250 price tag? Browse thru these catalogs. https://www.redappleauctions.com/shop/catalog-carnival/

This is an easy, inexpensive way to experience well-organized galas by "peeking through the window" of top producing benefit auctions -- without incurring the $250 event ticket and travel expenses. Includes 10+ catalogs, each with a short summary highlighting specific elements to note. (Sorry, this....

The homegrown nonprofit Food & Friends had a fun event last night. Each year we hear more about their expanding work in ...
06/11/2019

The homegrown nonprofit Food & Friends had a fun event last night. Each year we hear more about their expanding work in getting healthy food to ill people -- over 1 MILLION meals delivered last year with 8500 volunteers. This event is "big" in all senses -- people (they set for ~1000), packages (15 live items with top-of-the-line quality -- dinners! trips!), food (top chefs and lots of them). Impressive work! #FundraisingEvent #FundraisingAuction #RedAppleAuctions

New blog post is up.  This one is about nonprofit online auctions.  #onlineAuctions #Fundraising
06/06/2019
Are online fundraising auctions going away? Probably not ....

New blog post is up. This one is about nonprofit online auctions. #onlineAuctions #Fundraising

Are fundraising online auctions going away anytime soon? I don't think so. I expect commercial online auctions to disappear before nonprofit online auctions. Here's why.

A few shots from Florida trip...
06/04/2019

A few shots from Florida trip...

After yesterday's workshop in PA, we decided to push the driving and go on to DC to sleep in our respective homes. Buddh...
05/29/2019

After yesterday's workshop in PA, we decided to push the driving and go on to DC to sleep in our respective homes. Buddha is now resting in the garden and I'm onto leg #2 of this cross country trip. Amtrak's auto train transports people and their vehicles from VA to FL overnight. All aboard!

We are now at a roadside plaza waiting for tornadoes in Indiana to pass, so I have time to post a few photos for the las...
05/27/2019

We are now at a roadside plaza waiting for tornadoes in Indiana to pass, so I have time to post a few photos for the last 2.5 days.

A few shots from along the way.  Forests, caves, mountains, snow, rain, and sunshine. Encountering a bit of everything.
05/25/2019

A few shots from along the way. Forests, caves, mountains, snow, rain, and sunshine. Encountering a bit of everything.

And so it begins.
05/22/2019

And so it begins.

Interactive workshop in Eugene, OR just finished up.  Thanks, all!
05/22/2019

Interactive workshop in Eugene, OR just finished up. Thanks, all!

Rick's Cafe from 1942 was revived in an airport hangar with cocktails, good food, and a Fund a Need.  #PaddleRaise #Fund...
05/20/2019

Rick's Cafe from 1942 was revived in an airport hangar with cocktails, good food, and a Fund a Need. #PaddleRaise #FundaNeed #Casablanca #RedAppleAuctions

05/16/2019
Bridge repair near Rosslyn

This slowed me down on my way to the auction on Tuesday. Bridge work near Rosslyn. Two cars slipped through as it started to "rain" on them.

05/16/2019

This slowed me down on my way to the auction on Tuesday. Bridge work near Rosslyn. Two cars slipped through as it started to "rain" on them.

05/16/2019
2019 The World Awaits

Balloons made a big impact at this school auction gala. It was fun to watch guests eyes light up as they walked into the ballroom.

05/16/2019

Balloons made a big impact at this school auction gala. It was fun to watch guests eyes light up as they walked into the ballroom.

I worked internationally tonite, on foreign soil.
05/15/2019

I worked internationally tonite, on foreign soil.

05/11/2019
EasyVideoSuite

This popped up from 3 years ago. Content is still good. Here are options to a sit-down dinner gala.

Pledge drive time!  Stunning ballroom and a silent auction that has some more unique types of things.
05/11/2019

Pledge drive time! Stunning ballroom and a silent auction that has some more unique types of things.

New auction venue for me -- the Long View Gallery. Good for smaller  groups. In this case, art on the walls and in the a...
05/10/2019

New auction venue for me -- the Long View Gallery. Good for smaller groups. In this case, art on the walls and in the auction.

Check out this energy-filled shot from the professional photographer at Saturday's auction.
05/08/2019

Check out this energy-filled shot from the professional photographer at Saturday's auction.

Cocktail-reception-style gala for 350 guests. Independent school
05/05/2019

Cocktail-reception-style gala for 350 guests. Independent school

A casual, walk-around / cocktail-style fundraising auction for ~150 guests.  #FFAC #CaptainsNight #KeepingKidsAfloat
05/04/2019

A casual, walk-around / cocktail-style fundraising auction for ~150 guests. #FFAC #CaptainsNight #KeepingKidsAfloat

05/04/2019
Captain's Night, benefitting The Fund for Alexandria's Child

A video recap of "Captain's Night," benefitting The Fund for Alexandria's Child, which provides extras for kids in foster care. The need is great right now. Over 100 children in care already and preparations being made to accept 8 more.

05/04/2019

A video recap of "Captain's Night," benefitting The Fund for Alexandria's Child, which provides extras for kids in foster care. The need is great right now. Over 100 children in care already and preparations being made to accept 8 more.

Tonight we're supporting foster kids in Alexandria, VA, raising money to provide for the activities that local & state f...
05/03/2019
Fund for Alexandria's Child

Tonight we're supporting foster kids in Alexandria, VA, raising money to provide for the activities that local & state funding doesn't, such as swimming lessons & senior photos. Join us at trendy Hummingbird in Old Town -- the oyster bar is ready! https://www.alexandriava.gov/TheFundForAlexChild

The Fund for Alexandria's Child works to enhance the quality of life of foster children and children at risk of abuse and neglect by promoting community awareness, involvement and resource development. We achieve our mission through providing to the children such activities as dance, art or karate l...

I've got a lot of garden plants showing off right now. Beautiful colors!
05/03/2019

I've got a lot of garden plants showing off right now. Beautiful colors!

Esperanza Academy had its "Breakfast at Fenway" event today. They are doing such good work.  I'm a fan of all my clients...
05/03/2019

Esperanza Academy had its "Breakfast at Fenway" event today. They are doing such good work. I'm a fan of all my clients doing inner city education *right.* In this case, a bunch of Episcopalians got together and said, "We're going to make this our mission." And thus, the school was born, serving primarily immigrants.

05/03/2019

Quick view of stadium.

05/02/2019

After the auction, guests could take a tour of Fenway Park. One interesting bit; urban gardening.

Auction time!
05/02/2019

Auction time!

A stellar night yesterday evening at this progressive school. *Generous* support for economic diversity in this school, ...
04/28/2019

A stellar night yesterday evening at this progressive school. *Generous* support for economic diversity in this school, putting their money where mouth is and ensuring financial aid gets funded.

Outdoor venue tonite. Rockin' band. Raising money for Veterans in recovery.
04/26/2019

Outdoor venue tonite. Rockin' band. Raising money for Veterans in recovery.

Ar 4:30 am, Union Station in DC is pretty quiet!  Just me and security in the main hall.
04/25/2019

Ar 4:30 am, Union Station in DC is pretty quiet! Just me and security in the main hall.

Wowser. Had a surprise *$1 million dollar gift* tonite during this event"s fundraising appeal. Some other elements weren...
04/25/2019

Wowser. Had a surprise *$1 million dollar gift* tonite during this event"s fundraising appeal. Some other elements weren't going as I'd hoped, so that was a nice lift. (Flash or no flash? Usually I like no flash but in this case, I think I prefer with flash)

Address

PO Box 6066
Arlington, VA
22206

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
Friday 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday 12:00 - 23:00

Telephone

(888) 474-0838

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Red Apple Auctions posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Red Apple Auctions:

Videos

Category

Nearby event planning services