Live auctions are big money makers. They also offer great entertainment value for a fundraising event, dazzling audiences and building excitement as patrons compete for once-in-a-lifetime auction items.
A successful auction requires awe-inspiring items, which can make coming up with ideas for your live auction a little difficult.
We thought it would be fun to compile a list of the best live auction ideas we've come across, drawing from the thousands of fundraising events we work with each and every year.
Some of the auction item ideas we've heard were so great that we developed them into our own no-risk travel packages, a few of which we’ve included in this list. Many of the other ideas, though, are too specific, extreme or difficult to scale for us to be able to develop into a workable charity fundraising package.
We hope this list of actual live auction items from across the country will help inspire your auction committee to reach for the stars during the procurement process. And hey – if it doesn’t work out, you can always reserve one of our incredible Experiences for free and with no-risk to your nonprofit. Simply create a Suitcase or schedule a free consultation to speak with an expert.