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The Easiest Way to Set Opening Bids on Live Auction Items

The easiest way to set opening bids in your live auction, is to leave it to the pros! Check out these real-life submissions from recent webinar Q&As... "Do fundraising auctioneers typically know how to start the bidding in a live auction, and do you have any recommendations as to what amounts to start at?"

  • 7 min read
  • Aug 22, 2017 9:50:49 AM

How No-risk Auction Items Take the Bite Out of Procurement

As we kick off 2017, spring fundraising season inches closer and closer. For many event organizers, this can be a stressful time. Check out this recent graphic from USA Today: Indeed, for the fifth year in a row, "Event Coordinators" made the list of the 10 most stressful jobs of 2016 - a trend not likely to change in 2017.

  • 7 min read
  • Jan 5, 2017 10:13:43 AM

12 Questions You're Asking about Consignment Travel, Answered

Including no-risk travel in fundraising galas, auctions and raffles is an increasingly popular strategy for nonprofits. Whether you are considering using consignment travel packages for the first time or have been leveraging Winspire Experiences for years, chances are you still have a question or two about how best to use this fundraising tool.

  • 11 min read
  • Mar 31, 2016 7:00:00 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.

  • 8 min read
  • Mar 8, 2016 11:20:49 AM

6 Reasons Consignment Auction Items Help Raise More Money

A successful charity auction relies on your ability to procure exciting and appealing auction items for your donors to bid on. Even with a dedicated and knowledgeable auction committee, this can be a daunting task.  One way to simplify your procurement efforts and boost the overall revenue of your event is by presenting your guests with a generous offering of both donated and consignment auction items.

  • 7 min read
  • Jan 13, 2016 10:34:43 AM

8 Ways to Cultivate Major Donors with Experiential Travel

Special events are the most widely used method for cultivating new major donors. Nonprofits host big events as an entry point for potential high net-value donors to come learn about the cause and meet the people behind the scenes (that's you), planting the seed for a relationship that moves them toward major giving. The toughest piece of this donor cultivation process - especially at a big fundraising event - is building that relationship. If you're busy running around and you only have time to introduce yourself to a few people, who do you spend your time socializing with?

  • 7 min read
  • Jan 27, 2015 11:56:00 AM

4 Auction Travel Package Ideas for Enhancing Your Next Event

Procuring auction travel packages to match your audience's interests and hobbies is a crucial part of creating a successful fundraising event. But what if your audience of donors has a wide range of interests? This can make it a challenge to pick which travel package to include in your live auction.

  • 6 min read
  • Jan 13, 2015 10:03:00 AM

3-Step Guide for Setting Minimum Starting Bids on Charity Auction Items

Setting the minimum starting bid at a low, fair price can help your Nonprofit raise more money per item. Here are some guidelines for setting a minimum bid that will attract and encourage more donors to participate at your next charity auction.  

  • 6 min read
  • Jul 1, 2014 11:18:00 AM

Amplify Event Revenue by Selling Auction Packages Multiple Times

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.

  • 8 min read
  • Jun 27, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Top 10 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.

  • 3 min read
  • Feb 27, 2012 2:00:00 AM

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