We think it is easy to assemble great auction items if you call on your volunteers and your Board. This valuable auction team can donate items themselves or contact friends and partners to rally for your cause. You will be surprised at the quality and variety of items you will get.
Be creative and remember to include one-of-a-kind experiences by contacting local celebrities, chefs or business people to see if they are willing to mentor a child, be a guest chef, or host an event. Look for opportunities to package items together like putting a wine and cheese gift together with tickets to the theater and a picnic basket for a "Romantic Night Out." Have fun putting together packages, trips, and experiences and then watch your attendees have fun bidding too!
Make sure you have a variety of items ranging in price so there is something for everyone to bid on in support of your cause. More items does not always mean more success, so make sure to group your items where possible to keep things interesting and fun!
We also team up with the company TravelPledge that can help you buy consigned trips and experiences.
TravelPledge provides experiential travel packages that can be used in live, silent and online charity auctions and raffles.
Everything you see is offered at a no-risk basis and you keep 60%-80% of what it is worth. Experiential travel remains a top-selling auction and raffle item, so start considering what might work for your next event.