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Top 10 Reasons to Use No-Risk Auction Items

Posted by Ian Lauth
Top Ten Reasons to Use No-Risk Auction Items

1. Priceless Experiences

Many of our packages are items you can’t ordinarily access or are available only through Winspire. Because these experiences are priceless and difficult to value, bidders will pay whatever it takes to win them… ultimately making your Nonprofit more money.

2. Only Buy What You Sell

Your Nonprofit organization is only obligated to purchase packages that reach the minimum auction price set by you and your Winspire Fundraising Specialist. What this means: You control over how much you make. If you don’t reach the minimum bid on a package, you don’t pay anything.

This guarantees you profit on items sold and makes all our packages 100-percent Risk Free.

3. Preferred Pricing Increases Profit

Because we work with a wide variety of travel industry partners, we are able to package deals at a fraction of their normal cost. Since our partners and vendors are are aware these packages help Nonprofits, we get preferred pricing beyond the reach of travel agencies or booking services. These lower prices translate into higher net profits for you.

4. "WOW!" Factor

Packages are highly sought-after, exclusive destinations and experiences that can bolster the credibility of almost any fundraising event. Including a high-profile cornerstone item in an auction can create enough "buzz" to drive up bidding on other items at the event.

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5. Something Perfect for Everyone

We have a wide variety of over 400 unique auction item packages to choose from, making it easy to find the right ones to meet the needs of your audience.

We constantly create and change packages based on input from the thousands of Nonprofits we work with and their winning bidders. This ensures we're providing the kinds of packages their donors are interested in purchasing.

6. Event Consultation and Advice

We have worked with thousands of Nonprofits in all 50 states, so we are no stranger to auctions and fundraising events. Our team of consultants provides insightful guidance for your target demographic and share their expertise and experiences to ensure a successful event.

7. Sell Items Multiple Times With No Limit

Sometimes packages are so popular you have donors who want to buy them straight out. Our unique experiences can be sold multiple times (many with no limit) for those who regret they didn’t bid or were unable to attend.

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8. When the Event is Over, You're Done

With an in-house travel concierge and booking service included with all our packages, we take care of everything the winning bidder needs following the event. All you have to do is provide the winning bidder with the information packet sent over by your Winspire Fundraising Specialist. Just like that, your work is done!

9. Popular Before & After the Event

Securing No-Risk Auction Items prior to your fundraising event gives you something buzzworthy to publicize. Then, afterwards, attendees will remember the unique and amazing items you offered at the event. Quality packages often promote return spenders, improving donor retention.

10. Last Minute Procurement

When procurement for your event doesn’t go as planned, our No-Risk Auction Items Packages can be used as a backup. It is never too late to add one of our items to your event. We can help you on a moments notice.

Check out our catalog of over 200 unique Experiences for your auction. 

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Ian Lauth
Ian Lauth
With an extensive background in marketing development and content design, Ian’s role at Winspire is to develop external communications, brand expansion and product delivery processes to help Nonprofits maximize their fundraising revenue. Ian serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Winspire News, creating and managing blog content, newsletters, eBooks and other resources for Nonprofit fundraising professionals.

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