Here at Elite Auctions & Fundraising Services we are always searching for alternative “revenue enhancing” ideas at our fundraising auction events other than the live auction, silent auction and fund a need or ask. We have compiled a book of several revenue enhancers to use at your event and share this with all of our […]
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Wine Auction for Your Fundraiser
Wine is one of the most popular items to sell at fundraising benefit auction events. Remember to check your state laws regarding selling wine at fundraisers as some states have laws prohibiting it and others have none at all (another great reason to have a professional benefit auctioneer handle your auction). There are many ways […]
What Most People Don’t Know about Working with a Great Benefit Auctioneer
A great benefit auctioneer is involved in the planning months in advance. Most people that attend fundraising events see an auctioneer up on stage chanting away to raise funds for a great cause, and it appears to be seamless for a good benefit auctioneer. What they don’t see are the countless hours in consultation and […]
13 Tips for Your Live Auction Fundraiser
1. Always have your professional auctioneer help you with putting the live auction items in the best order. 2. Live auction should be no longer than 45 minutes, but preferably 30 minutes. It takes approximately 2-3 minutes to sell each item. 3. It is very important to schedule the live auction early in your program. […]
How to Raise More Money from Your Donation Web Pages
When it comes to raising money from your donation pages I think every bit of advice can help. Here are some suggestions from the blog of John Haydon’s: “19 Ways to Raise More Money From Your Donation Pages.” This should get your donation page on track: Ditch the vintage PayPal button Write a powerful headline […]
What’s in it for them… and you?
When it comes to creating outreach materials it is so easy to become overwhelmed by the pressure of meeting and exceeding goals that one can forget about the receiver of the solicitation. Here are a few donor focused tips to ponder as you take a swim in the ocean this summer: 1. Ask yourself, if […]
Hiring a Professional Fundraising Auctioneer & Consultant?
What you think you’re paying for: Someone who can call an auction What you’re actually paying for: Someone who can get on stage and maximize your items’ values while promoting your cause Plus: Provide consulting throughout the year for your event Design and conduct a winning fund a need Answer any questions surrounding your fundraising […]
Have a Thank-A-Thon with Your Donors After Your Fundraising Auction Event
We all understand, or should understand, that thanking your donors after your fundraising auction event has concluded is an absolute must. However, the way that you thank your donors for their generous contributions to help your cause is so very important. Many organizations simply send out a form letter showing what was purchased/donated and a […]
Motivational Speakers at Your Fundraising Auction Event
Condoleezza Rice speaks at the Solutions for Change Auction There are two very important segments of the event that a good motivational speaker is needed… before the live auction and before the fund-a-need. The speaker prior to the start of the live auction should be someone that can somewhat educate the crowd about the cause […]
How should volunteers be utilized at my Fundraising Auction Event?
Volunteers are an extremely important part of your fundraising event!! Here are a list of “jobs” that your volunteers need to be placed in for optimal success from Mike Grigg at Elite Auctions & Fundraising Services: Live auction and fund a need recorders. We recommend that you utilize three volunteers in this position to eliminate […]