Secure Better Auction Items: How to Host a "Procurement Party"

Posted by Summy Lau on May 5, 2016 10:34:35 AM
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One of the first steps in planning a fundraising auction is assembling the procurement committee. This team of dedicated supporters is given one task, and one task only: to procure unique items that cost little to nothing up front and are valuable enough to drive ticket sales and bidding.

Let's face it: The procurement process is daunting, no matter how established your organization is or passionate your team may be. Fortunately, with careful planning and organization, any nonprofit can procure items that fetch high bids.

The first step to curating an auction catalog worth talking about: hosting a "wish list" or procurement party! Read on for helpful tips to make the most of the party and get procurement off to a running start.

What is a procurement party?

A procurement party is a fun brainstorming session for your auction committee. It’s an opportunity for everyone in your committee to get together, kick things off on a fun note, and leave the meeting with an action plan and list of items to pursue. Some tips to keep your party both fun and productive:

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Winning Bidder Experience - Las Vegas 3-Night Stay with Cirque Du Soleil VIP Tickets

Posted by Winspireme on Dec 14, 2011 1:00:00 AM

We wanted to share a comment from one of our winning bidders who recently returned from her trip for two to The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas VIP...

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Fundraising Tip: When Asking for Donations Ask for a Second Item

Posted by Ian Lauth on Nov 21, 2011 2:01:00 AM
Ask for two donations

When asking for donations many people don’t think of asking for a second item. Asking for that second donation can greatly increase your revenue in the auction because you can now sell the same item to two people in the auction and double your revenue.

For example if you are able to secure two donated tickets to a major sporting event and sell them in your auction for $200, imagine if you had a second pair that you could sell to a second bidder for an additional $200. You just increased your net revenue from $200 to $400 just by asking for a second pair of tickets.

When asking for the second item, many people will be more than willing to make the extra donation but you first have to ask.

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5 Quick Tips for Making Your Procurement Efforts More Effective

Posted by Winspireme on Oct 19, 2011 1:00:00 AM
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