Anyone here have experience with charity/fundraising auctions?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
Member
42460 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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. 

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