Post # 1
What’s an ideal number of live/silent auction items for 400-500 attendees? What is considered too many? What items do you like to see at silent auctions? Putting together my first one. It’s a little scary since I have no experience with them. Thanks in advance for your input!
Post # 2
regit45: People love to bid on trips, weekend getaways, dinners at restaurants etc but you have to consider the guestlist. Who are they and how much money do they want to spend?
You also need to remember that the same businesses get approached to donate prizes over and over again.
One of the most successful fundraising auctions I was involved with was when we approached non-traditional companies. We were given loads of top soil, lawn sod and installation, a children’s playground, etc. Our audience were relatively young and new homeowners in a large subdivision who were all in the same boat- needing to finish their landscaping and all having young families.
Post # 3
regit45: A little bit of background on what it’s raising money for and the kind of attendees would be helpful 🙂
In general, it’s good to have a wide range (value-wise) of items. A few really big ticket items are key. It’s also great to have some lower-value items so that everyone can participate.
Post # 4
I’ve put together tons of these. First, are you doing live or silent or a combo of both? what kind of attendee? Are they mostly wealthy? Middle income? What’s the flow of the program for the night? What’s the goal? Type of location? Time of year? Type of function?
If you want, you can dm me or I can send you my Google chat if you don’t want all that info on the boards.