First off, there are several ways to get bidders to bid at your benefit fundraising auction, but the MOST important aspect is to make sure you have the right people in the seats with the means to support your cause! Check out this past blog post explaining this in more detail: What is the most important ingredient to a successful fundraising event?
Here are the top 3 ways to get bidders to bid at your charity auction event:
1. Hire a professional fundraising auctioneer to take the helm during your live auction and fund a need.
2. Make sure you procure desirable items for your auction.
3. Do not start your bidding too high. This includes not using items with high minimum bids (i.e. consignment items).
There are several factors that play into a successful auction but these are the key elements that make your auction a record breaker and help you achieve fundraising bliss.