Introducing the Winspire Multiples Credit: Earn a free or discounted travel package

Posted by Summy Lau on Feb 8, 2018 9:50:57 AM

Winspire Multiples CreditWe have previously discussed the revenue windfall that selling multiples in your live auction can bring. It's no surprise that exclusive, unique live auction packages often generate interest from more than one bidder.

If you can successfully capture the second and third-high bidder (or more!) on certain items, you'll quickly raise tens of thousands of dollars more for your cause.

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Topics: travel-experiences, selling multiples

In Their Words: 5 Reasons Top Auctioneers Love Consignment Travel

Posted by Summy Lau on Sep 21, 2017 10:32:59 AM
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"When Winspire contacted me, I wasn't interested at first. I used to think consignment took the money out of the room. I'm proud to say I've been proven wrong," shared Keith Jones, benefit auctioneer and CEO of Sayre & Jones Auctioneers, in a recent webinar. "A big part of that is the ability to sell multiples."

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Topics: event-production, benefit auctioneer, selling multiples

4 Easy Steps to 'Feed' Your Auction's Top Spenders

Posted by Summy Lau on Jun 12, 2017 9:29:16 AM

4 Easy Steps to 'Feed' Your Auction's Top Spenders

In last week's post, we discussed a simple yet often overlooked principle of fundraising auctions: analyzing the different spending tiers of bidders at your event.

Today we share 4 practical steps to use this information by customizing your live auction with top tier spenders in mind.

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Topics: event-production, donor cultivation, selling multiples

How to "Double Up" on Auction Profits by Selling Multiples

Posted by Summy Lau on May 31, 2017 9:05:52 AM

How to "Double Up" on Auction Profits by Selling Multiples

If you've successfully packed the live auction with unique, valuable items that match your audience, multiple bidders are sure to be clamoring for each and every item.

Do you know how to capitalize on bidding wars to sell one item to multiple bidders?

This essential live auction technique, known as the "Double Up," allows nonprofits of any size or experience level to double, triple or quadruple their profits from a single item.

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Topics: event-production, selling multiples, webinar

Double Your Live Auction Revenue with this Easy Technique: VIDEO

Posted by Summy Lau on Sep 1, 2016 10:28:12 AM


On Tuesday, we posted quick and easy ideas for brilliant silent auction baskets, which got a great response from Winspire News subscribers! (In case you missed it, check out "26 Creative, Attractive Silent Auction Basket Ideas".)

As nonprofits are diving into fall fundraising season, let's keep the focus on increasing auction revenue by discussing an essential live auction technique: the Double Up. This effective strategy allows you to double, triple or quadruple profit from a single item. Best of all, it doesn't take any extra effort procuring more items.

Whether you're new to live auctions, are considering using an auctioneer or would like background to discuss with your auctioneer, mastering the Double Up could pay huge dividends in the night's success.

Read on for best practices in using this technique, plus view a short video from professional benefit auctioneer Danny Hooper explaining the process.

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Topics: event-production, selling multiples

Why Travel Budgets Are Awesome For Your Fundraising Bottom Line

Posted by Summy Lau on Jul 5, 2016 11:08:56 AM

With more people packing their bags and looking for adventure, it's no surprise that travel is one of the most popular and best selling charity auction items. Most people who attend charity fundraising events have a substantial travel budget, or money they set aside specifically for leisure travel. In fact, we've surveyed more than 1,000 winning bidders and found that 83% budget at least $5,000 each year for vacation travel.

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Topics: travel-experiences, travel budgets, selling multiples

The Insider Strategy that Triples Revenue from One Auction Item

Posted by Summy Lau on Mar 15, 2016 10:00:06 AM

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Consignment travel packages can be extremely lucrative for your nonprofit, and one of the biggest reasons is the ability to sell incredible trips multiple times, at no risk to you.

Doing so benefits your event in three ways:

  1. Increase revenue: Double, triple or quadruple your profit on a single package.
  2. It's a win, win, win: More happy bidders, but the biggest winner is your nonprofit.
  3. Capture secondary bidders: For every successful bidder there are typically one or two people who may have been bidding on the same item, but were unsuccessful. What happens to the money they were prepared to spend moments earlier? Doubling up enables your auctioneer to capture additional revenue from more people.

Best of all, it's easier to pull off than you might think! There are virtually unlimited ways to sell multiple no-risk consignment travel packages at any point of your event timeline—before, during and after—that don't take any extra procurement on your part and cost nothing if they don't sell.

Is your nonprofit reaching out for this low-hanging fruit?

Read on for the strategies our nonprofit clients have used to double, triple, even quadruple their revenue on a single package to raise a lot more for their cause.

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Topics: fundraising, Silent Auction Ideas, live auction, selling multiples

How to Unlock Fundraising Opportunities After an Auction Using No-Risk Travel

Posted by Summy Lau on Mar 8, 2016 11:20:49 AM

How to Unlock Fundraising Opportunities After an Auction Using No-Risk Travel

You already know the importance of thanking donors and guests after a major fundraiser like a charity auction. But are you taking advantage of consignment auction items to raise even more once the event has ended?

One of the biggest benefits to including quality consignment auction items, like Winspire trips, in a fundraiser is the ability to sell them multiple times. This means there's virtually limitless ways to increase revenue before, during and (as we'll discuss today) after your auction.

By offering the night's most "wow" worthy trips to all your guests at the winning bid price, you can quickly multiply the proceeds from any package. Best of all, it doesn't take much extra time or effort on your part—and you could potentially raise thousands more for your cause.

Step 1: Procure a few quality auction items that can be sold multiple times.

In addition to auction standbys like gift certificates and electronics, securing a few exciting luxury items captivates your audience's imagination, drives ticket sales and raises the overall perceived value and reputation of the event.

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Topics: fundraising, selling multiples, post-event

Going, Going ...Gone? Why Selling to the Highest Bidder Doesn't Always Make the Most Cents

Posted by Ian Lauth on Oct 20, 2015 11:14:21 AM

Using consignment travel to supplement your charity auction is beneficial for many reasons - it saves time, adds variety, helps identify new donors - but what about raising money?

The fact is, consignment travel packages can be extremely lucrative for your nonprofit, especially if you can sell a trip to several people and make a few hundred dollars from each sale.

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Topics: fundraising, selling multiples

Amplify Event Revenue by Selling Auction Packages Multiple Times

Posted by Ian Lauth on Jun 27, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Charity Auction Packages

One of the most advantageous parts of using consignment items in a charity auction is the ability to sell them to more than one bidder. This simple strategy, when utilized correctly, can quickly amplify the amount your organization makes on a single auction item.

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Topics: fundraising, auction packages, selling multiples

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Winston & Winnie love to help Nonprofits raise money for amazing causes. They also love to travel and have a bucket list of amazing Experiences they are determined to complete in their lifetime. Winspire News is the result of this shared passion, offering fundraising advice, industry news and insight into charity fundraising with travel.