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

WEBINAR: Register for "5 Secrets for Improving Your Charity Auction Timeline"

Posted by Summy Lau on Dec 8, 2016 7:05:00 AM
5 Secrets for Improving Your Charity Auction Timeline

"The #1 enemy at any fundraising event is the clock."

You already know every fundraiser is a major investment of time, resources and effort. On the big night, you have just a few hours to generate as much return on that investment as possible.

How can you arrange the major fundraising components of the event program—the silent auction, live auction and fund-a-need—to maximize revenue?

As a member of our Winspire News community, I wanted to personally invite you to register for Part 1 of a FREE 3-part webinar series on this very important topic.

We'll team up with renowned benefit auctioneer Scott Robertson to discuss five secrets for the proper timing and sequencing of a Silent Auction.

During this one-hour session, learn how to...

  1. Schedule your silent auction and balance it with cocktail hour.
  2. Make announcements during your silent auction to encourage bidding.
  3. Close in sections to create a bidding frenzy.
  4. Adjust the program when using electronic bidding.
  5. Set up a quick and easy checkout process.


Part 1 will take place on Tuesday, December 20 at 1pm ET/10am PT. Spots are filling fast, so I highly recommend saving yours now! Register in seconds at

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Topics: event-production, webinar

WEBINAR: Watch "Generate Record Profits at Your Next Fundraising Auction"

Posted by Summy Lau on May 24, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Generate Record Profits at Your Next Fundraising Auction - Webinar

We are excited to present a free recording of our latest webinar, "Generate Record Profits at Your Next Fundraising Auction"! In this FREE, exclusive one-hour session, renowned fundraising auctioneer Danny Hooper shared unique fundraising techniques that keep an audience engaged and extract more money out of the room. Topics covered include:

  • The 3 E's of a successful fundraising auction event
  • How to structure your event so everyone stays focused on the goal
  • How to secure sponsors, donors and underwriters
  • How to get a top auctioneer for free
  • The hottest new extra revenue generators such as the Wildcard Auction™, Legacy Auction, Blind Auction, Triple Chance Raffle, and more
  • How to raise more money than you thought possible!

This is a must-watch for anybody associated with a fundraising auction who wants to achieve record-breaking results at their next event and develop a foundation for successful event fundraisers for years to come.

Click here to get the video link, then read on to see what other auction fundraisers are saying about our auction webinar series and how your nonprofit can benefit.

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Topics: event-production, webinar

Procuring Buzzworthy Travel for Your Upcoming Charity Auction: Webinar and Q&A with GreaterGiving

Posted by Summy Lau on Mar 10, 2016 9:48:08 AM
Procuring Buzzworthy Auction Travel Packages - Video Presentation
In this post: "Procure Buzzworthy Travel Packages in 2016" webinar recording and part 1 of our must-read Q&A.

Most charity fundraisers are not complete without a dazzling live and silent auction. And for quality items that generate "buzz," drive ticket sales and raise bidding, travel is a proven charity auction bestseller—yet one of the most difficult items to procure.

To the rescue: incredible Experiences reserved on consignment.

In an informative and entertaining webinar, we teamed up with our friends at Greater Giving to explain how consignment travel helps you raise more money for your cause. Topics covered include:

  • 3 reasons travel performs well in auctions
  • How to host a procurement party
  • How to procure travel packages
  • 4 key strategies to consider when using no-risk travel...and more!
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Topics: procurement, fundraising, webinar, nonprofit survey

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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.