Which type of fundraising event makes the most money in the shortest amount of time? Is it golf tournaments, galas, 5K run/walks, raffles?
Our answer is events with charity auctions, and for one simple reason: They make it fun for guests to spend money quickly. Ticket sales, special cash appeals, winning bids and more enable charities to raise anywhere from $50,000 to $1 million in one night.
To raise that kind of money for charity in a single night, successful auctions require a ton of work and expertise.
Download the Free Handbook Series:
Today we are excited to introduce a new resource covering 3 common revenue generators: the Live Auction, Silent Auction and Sponsorship Handbook series.
We've developed a suite of pocket-sized guides covering the most critical aspects of these topics. Each Handbook is chock full of tips from professional fundraising auctioneers and experienced planners alike.
Here's more on why we created this resource and what to expect.
In a benefit auction, an organization sets up a one-night-only storefront where everything must go. Donors arrive ready to not only support the cause, but compete for unique items procured around the community.
If you've ever been involved with planning an auction, you know the process can be overwhelming.
A dozen committee chairs and legions of volunteers spend the better part of a year procuring donated items, networking in the community, creating dazzling displays, promoting the event and more... all with the expectation that the results will be worth the effort.
How can you maximize the return on your investment?
The secret to achieving your event's full potential is professional guidance.
Imagine having an auction expert by your side to advise best practices, track logistics and suggest hidden revenue opportunities. Wouldn't it be great to head into your event knowing you've handled everything that needs to get done?
Enter: Winspire's Event Fundraising Handbooks.
For months we have been developing a brand-new resource for auction fundraisers in the Winspire community. Today we are proud to unveil our Event Fundraising Handbooks for blog subscribers to read, download and share - absolutely free!
Handbooks available for download now:
- Live Auctions
- Silent Auctions
Each book is filled with tips to make the most of these 3 common revenue generators. In addition, almost every step contains links to more resources to immediately put what you've learned into practice. Free downloads and materials include auction catalog templates, bid sheet templates, webinars and auction idea lists.
Click below to download yours and share with your committee today.