Procuring auction items is hard work! Follow these tips to save time and procure items that will make you the most money.
When you start procuring auction items, do you:
- A) Send out a general call to your school, church, or supporter network for general donations?
- B) Reach out to local businesses and ask for specific types of donations?
- C) Focus on in-demand items and request only those?
Many organizations answer this question with A)—and end up with a silent auction that feels more like a garage sale. With B) and C), you save yourself and your auction committee time by collecting fewer items, making fewer packages, and putting only the best out on the auction tables.