Obtaining donations from your organization’s community is important to securing a successful auction selection. Depending on the items that are donated, you may find yourself missing those “big ticket” items that wow and delight or having enough variety among your lot items.
Consignment takes the legwork out of securing items that generate big numbers for your auction. Exciting and unique lot items are effective tools for building a bidding audience among your attendees. Spark up the competition by creating a natural crescendo through item placement in the live auction, and ending with one of Elevate Auctions’ local or international experiences. If a silent auction is more in-line with your event, adding autographed jerseys, freshwater pearls or entertainment memorabilia is sure to pique the interest of your guests and help you reach your fundraising goal.
If the items you select from the Elevate Auctions’ catalogue don’t sell, don’t worry. You can return the product or service, and you won’t owe a penny. Our team can help pick the best items for your audience. From our experience, we have seen organizations raise the majority of their funds through consigned items – something that both you and your guests will benefit from.
Time is on your side
It can be difficult to obtain quality items for your auction. It is especially time consuming for organizations or event planners that are comprised of volunteers. By partnering with Elevate Auctions, you will only spend as much time as it takes to browse our catalogue. There is no event too big or too small that we cannot supplement. By having a wide variety of lot items, the auction as a whole will generate more interest among guests who are ready to support your organization.
Ask contributors to sponsor an item
If you have sponsors that are willing to lend support, but lack resources, consider asking them to sponsor an item for your auction. Sponsors receive prominent placement on product materials for all guests to see during live or silent auctions. Should the item sell, the sponsor will cover the consignment costs for the item, and the charity receives the total bid amount. This offers more options for potential supporters and maximizes fundraising resources.
We know value
Your guests are willing to spend more money on a lot item that they genuinely want. Appealing bidders can be difficult when you rely solely on donations. There can be less control over the quantity and quality of the items you receive, despite how crucial and appreciated these donated items are. By supplementing an auction with higher value items, there is more money to be generated through live or silent bidding. For some organizations this could be sports memorabilia – for other organizations it can be a New York Broadway experience for two.
Our online catalogue is available through your online profile; if you want to get started, visit our website. On average, Elevate Auctions works 400 events and helps raise 10 million dollars annually through live and silent auction services. If you want to learn more about how we can help you at your next fundraising event, give us a call at 403 287 8439.