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3 Ways to Boost Your Event’s Ticket Sales

Ticket sales are something that every nonprofit struggles with at some point. Whether your event is in its first year,  or your organization just celebrated 50 years of fundraising – everyone starts somewhere. Overcoming this challenge can be one of the most frustrating obstacles you come across when building your event.  Over the years, we’ve found a few things that can help increase ticket sales at your event, so why not give them a shot!

Pricing Tiers

We know this can be a bit overwhelming at first, but hear us out. Why not add a couple ticket options for your ticket sales? You can offer a VIP option at a higher rate – include a free drink or a free raffle ticket, maybe even early access to the event! In addition, you can also add a lower pricing tier. If you’re doing mobile bidding for your auction, maybe someone just wants to bid off-site and can’t make it to your event! You can easily list a ticket for off-site bidding only and sell it at a lower rate.

Group Discounts

This is becoming more and more common! Instead of only selling single tickets, you can group them together. Pairs, foursomes, you name it! We see this done very commonly when selling tickets based on how many seats are at a table.  If you have an 8 person table, consider selling a pack of 8 tickets at a ‘buy 7 and get 1 free’ type of rate. This way your attendance will increase at a faster pace!

Increase prices

While this is usually a last resort, increasing pricing on tickets is something that should still be considered! Let’s break this down. For example, your event last year sold 300 tickets at $100 apiece. If that was the case, you brought in $30,000 in ticket sales.  Let’s say that this year you decide to increase your pricing by 10% and bump your tickets up to $110 apiece and you sell 300 tickets again. That puts you at $33,000 in ticket sales. So a 10% increase, which in this case is only an extra $10 a person just gave you an extra $3,000!

There are so many ways to increase ticket sales for your event, but we figured these were pretty feasible for everyone! Try these methods out at your next fundraising event. Happy fundraising!

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The 4 Benefits of Updating Learning Technology for Nonprofits

Imagine how much more effective an updated learning management technology system would be for your nonprofit business training.

How many times have you trained your employees only to see the dullness overtake their faces as they fight to stay awake during the outdated training sessions?

It is shocking to realize that Clear Company reports “40% of employees who receive poor job training leave their positions within the first year.” That is a huge loss of time, money, and resources for you. Just think of what you could do if the 40% who left because of improper training would stay because of updated learning technology. You would reverse this statistic in your favor and capitalize on the investment of your resources into the people in your company.

So, why should a training manager look for a new online training system? There are 4 reasons why a nonprofit should consider this result-producing option. Let’s explore the 4 reasons together.

Keep Up with Changes in the Industry

Education is essential. But just because we teach doesn’t mean people learn. And if they do learn what we teach, but we teach the wrong thing, then the learning isn’t effective anyway. Think of school, for example. Why did you read 17th-century British literature and solve problems with the Pythagorean theorem? It is because teachers taught us that years ago to prepare us for the industrial age. That time, however, has passed. We now live in the age of information and technology. But have the schools changed what they teach? No. Why? Because that is what they’ve always taught.

If we aren’t careful, we can fall into the same trap in our nonprofit organizations. What workers needed to learn at the start of the organization years ago is not what they need to learn today. We most upgrade our training to match the times in which we live. If we train the way we always have because that’s the way we’ve always done it and don’t look for ways to innovate our training, we will fall behind our industry.

Updating learning management technology is a sure way to stay ahead of the game. The goal is to teach what the workers need to know for what is now and for what is next. Otherwise, they will only be prepared to handle what used to be. By upgrading our training management, we will position our workers, and thus, our organization, in a place to tackle on the industry and pioneer through it will massive results.

 

Identify Weaknesses in Essential Skills

As we described above, outdated training prepares workers for the past. The problem with this is that the skills our teams used to need differ from the wants they need now. With outdated training methods, it is difficult to identify and build the essential skills that workers need to take the organization to the next level.

When you revamp your training with modernized technology, you will be able to train for the specific skills that are necessary for success today. The update will help you to see how each employee measures to what is essential in the current job market and will help you know what you must teach and to whom you must teach it.

This way, the overall skill set of your team will not lag behind. It will increase with every training session and will result in more overall productivity for your organization.

Increase Worker Satisfaction (and Results)

It is difficult to enjoy serving in a nonprofit that you do not fully understand. Additionally, with inadequate or outdated training, workers are ill-prepared to fulfill their responsibilities. This results in frustration, tension, and ultimately, high turn-over. But for every negative, there is a positive. Workers who train with updated methods and technologies have more confidence in themselves to accomplish their responsibilities and thus report having more overall satisfaction with their roles in nonprofit organizations.

This, in turn, produces results. The people who are confident in what they do, the ones who train with adequate systems, are inevitably more productive in their areas of responsibility. And this can have a domino effect. Every worker trained on a new, updated system will be one additional worker with greater satisfaction, and thus, greater results in their area of responsibility.

Produce Cultural Alignment

Misalignment is bad for cars. It is bad for spines. And it is bad for organizations. When workers train with outdated systems that do not properly convey the organization’s current culture and values, they can end up forming silos out of their own departments. Cultural alignment is essential to success in the nonprofit sector. And one great way to produce alignment is to train every worker on a solid, updated system that communicates what your organization is and what is values.

By updating your training management, you will see an alignment within your organization in a short period of time that will reduce the tension, problems, and miscommunication that reduce your results. Training is the key to producing united teams that consistently move forward towards the same goal with the same purpose at all times.

Therefore, updated training technology helps nonprofit organizations to keep up with their industries. It assists in identifying the areas of strength and the areas of weakness in workers so that they can develop the necessary skills their teams need to thrive. It increases satisfaction and, therefore, increases long-term results. And finally, it brings fresh alignment to teams and rallies them around the cultural values of the nonprofit organizations they are a part of.

Nonprofits And Technology: Is It Time For You To Rethink Your Technology Strategy?

Converting operations probably seems like a huge leap for nonprofit organizations to make. If you consider the amount of time it could take and the amount of money that will be involved in purchasing new software or changing the entire infrastructure of your operations, it is easy to understand why some nonprofit organizations are hesitant to make changes when it comes to technology.

However, there have been some major advancements in technology that are offering a variety of benefits for nonprofit organizations without causing them any setbacks. With the right technology, nonprofit organizations can look forward to improving the productivity levels of their staff and they can also look forward to streamlining all of their business operations. The right technology will also allow a nonprofit organization to address major issues and give their communities the peace of mind they have been looking for.

We want to provide you with some signs that it is time for your nonprofit organization to rethink its stance on updating its technology.

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Collaboration

Collaboration is essential for any type of nonprofit organization, especially once that has operations across the globe. When your nonprofit needs to host meetings, conferences, create fundraisers and campaigns, and create new strategies, it can be difficult to do this when all of your staff members are in different locations.

You need everyone to be on the same page because you need everyone to be able to collaborate and share ideas. When you invest in the right resources and tools, you will be able to find the right software and platforms that will allow everyone to share information and have discussions that include everyone.

Can You Work Remotely?

Is your nonprofit organization filled with workers who are always on the go? There can be various reasons why your workforce is highly mobile. While having meetings and being mobile is necessary for the nonprofit sector, it can certainly cause production levels to slip sometimes, especially when it comes to helping volunteers get acclimated to your organization, creating reports, responding to emails, etc.

When your nonprofit organization uses cloud-based tools, your nonprofit workers will be able to work from any location that has access to a reliable internet connection. When everyone can work remotely, your nonprofit organization will see an immediate boost in productivity which will result in a positive impact on everyone’s work.

Signs Your Nonprofit Needs To Integrate Technology

  • You find yourself spending more time entering data than you do helping the people who need you the most
  • Your staff members have talked to you about upgrading the organization’s technology on more than one occasion
  • You have not been able to keep track of all the donations you receive from people because you use too many spreadsheets
  • You do not have access to all the organization’s data because one of your staff members has the majority of the information on a separate computer
  • Your nonprofit organization is using the cheapest software because you thought it would get the job done for a short period of time
  • It takes a significant amount of time for your new staff members to figure out how to use the technology because no one is properly being trained

If you are worried that your nonprofit organization will suffer this year because it does not have the proper technology and resources, you should not wait any longer to make some changes.

Many nonprofits have trouble making the right investments when it comes to technology. When you are ready to make a change, you should start looking for the best solutions that will help you make positive changes in your nonprofit organization.

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Avoiding a Non-Profit Nightmare

A well organized and well-executed event can do great things for your organization. It can strengthen your relationship with donors, generate new donors, and raise funds for your cause. However, a disorganized event can have a negative impact on your organization’s reputation.

Here’s some insight into a few common mistakes that are made, and a potential fix to get your non-profit on the right track.

 

Having a Schedule That’s Not Set

While it’s important to be able to be flexible in your schedule if conflicts arise, you should still have a set schedule for your event. This helps to create a positive event experience for all guests, including those donors we love so much!

Having an event that runs too long, or is unorganized will have guests focusing on when they can go home rather than supporting your organization’s cause.

When you create a schedule, make sure you stick to that during the event. This will help with the run of show being as smooth as possible, as well as ensuring the guests are happy! Make sure you plan your event around the main stages for your guests.

 

Picking the Right Event Type for Your Organization

Choosing the right event for your goals is crucial. If you’re just trying to raise a few thousand dollars, this could be accomplished with a 5K or bake sale. If your goal is $20,000, it may serve your organization better to hold a live or silent auction.

Make sure the event type of your choosing is able to accomplish everything you need. You’re holding this event to reach your goals, therefore, you need to ensure that you’re giving your event every opportunity to do so.

 

Get the Word Out

You’re going to be putting a lot of hard work into making this event as successful as possible, so you need to make sure you’re getting the word out about your event.

Social media is a great way to do this – it’s free and it reaches a large audience.

In addition, you should consider save the dates, e-vites, and try to advertise with local businesses.

This can help aid in obtaining sponsors, getting more donors, and increasing the number of attendees.

 

Planning and organizing a successful event can be stressful and very time consuming, and yes, it does take a little bit of money to do. Since you’re investing so much time and money, approach your planning stage with discussing all of your options and make sure you’re paying attention to detail. Consider your event from a sponsor’s perspective. These few tips won’t be all you need, but they’re sure to get you on the right track.

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3 Simple Rules to Make the Most of Your Non-Profit’s Budget

One of the hardest tasks as a non-profit organization can be fitting everything you want and need for your events over the course of the year into a budget. What some may refer to as a “no-budget budget” can be a very daunting to abide by.

Silent auctions, live auctions, in-event games, and fundraisers, as well as in event drinks and food all can add up to be quite a costly bill to fit. While being involved in the non-profit space for 20+ years, we’ve seen many organizations overcome various hurdles. Because of this, we have a few tips and tricks to help with making the most out of your organization’s budget.

Use Your Resources

Many board and committee members have other jobs. Leverage individuals within your organization that may work for other large corporations and would be willing to donate – whether it be monetary or tangible. Items for auctions are just as great as a monetary donation! You can also utilize silent auction item procurement tools, consignment companies, and mobile bidding software solutions to help ease your mind when planning your event.

Negotiating sponsorships can be key to covering some of your large costs for your organization’s events. Many corporations are more willing to give a monetary amount toward a cause if they can identify exactly how this is helping your organization accomplish its goals.

PRO TIP: Think long term. When working with sponsors or corporations – consider proposing a long-term “contract.” While the present is important, make sure you’re covering your organization in the long run as well. This makes for less stress and less work in the years to come and gives your organization a great foundation for next year’s events.

Make the Most of Social Media

Odds are, your organization already has social media channels in use. Non-profits can benefit greatly from creating and growing a social media presence. It’s free publicity, allows you to reach a wider audience, and can greatly improve your organization’s brand awareness. You can reach individuals not currently associated with your event to draw donations you may not have otherwise seen come in.

Do some research. Know which social media platforms to spend your time and resources on and when for your organization. Ensure you’re not wasting time and resources on platforms or channels that won’t benefit you!

Stay Organized

Build a budget template, know where you will be spending, and identify where you could be saving. It’s important that you recognize which areas your particular organization can spend and save in. Each organization is different, so find what works for yours!

If this isn’t your first event, look back on prior events and see what you can duplicate this year. What guests donated the most money? Which items sold well? What part of the events, if any, should be cut out of the plan? Grow your event and allow your organization to thrive. Learn from past events and make your next event your best yet!

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Proven Thank You Letter Techniques That Work

Why are thank you letters so important? Poorly executed thank you letters can have a negative impact on your organization’s relationships with donors.  Just the same, effective and well written thank you letters can increase donor retention and ensure repeat donations year after year.

Thank you letters are important – you probably don’t need us to tell you that.  The real struggle is finding an effective thank you letter strategy that secures repeat donors.  Where to start?

Thank ALL of Your Donors

Yes, that’s correct, we said thank ALL of them.  Whether they’ve given $5 or $500, donated 1 item or 10 items, they all need to be recognized as having an impact on your organization’s cause.

A lot of nonprofits only send thank you letters to donors who have given above a certain amount. This is the wrong approach as most donors (numbers show as high as 75%) are not giving you as much as they could the first time around. They want to see how you treat them and what you do with their money before committing to a bigger number. A first-time gift of any amount is the beginning of a relationship. Acknowledge that relationship and nurture it. via Nonprofit Thank You Letters – Resources for You

Watch the Clock

You’re aware that thank you letters are important and you know you need to thank all your donors.  What about your timeline? Typically, you want to reach out to your donors with a thank you letter between 48 hours to a week after you have received their donation or gift.  It’s important that your committee sets a timeline that works with your schedules, while still recognizing your donors in a timely manner.  You know your donors better than we do – so you should learn over time what they need from your organization in order to ensure recurring gifts.

Make it Unique

Odds are, your donor is giving a donation to more than just your organization. Donors typically give to between 2 and 3 non-profits annually (via nptechforgood.com). Therefore, your donor would hopefully be receiving between 2 and 3 thank you letters a year.  Donors need to see that their gift is making an impact on your organization and your cause in a unique way.

You have the ability to show your donor why their donations matter, specifically what they go toward, and what impact their donation had on your cause can help ensure a second and even a third donation.  Why wouldn’t you?

 

Why Auctions Work

From fine art auctioned at Christie’s to a pair of second-hand slippers auctioned on Ebay, the truth is that people love the thrill of bidding. Even though in the end, they have to hand over cold, hard cash for a purchase, their psyche is still celebrating because they “won”. Everyone likes to be a winner and that is why auctions are so successful.

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Auctions Today

Today, registered auctioneers report that one-third of the events they host are for charity. That translates to charitable auctions ranking number four in the auction industry today.

Two-thirds of registered auctioneers report that they conduct at least one charity auction on an annual basis.

Bidding Psychology

Interesting things happen when an item is auctioned. More often than not a product sells for a grossly inflated price compared to its actual value. What causes this phenomenon to happen? Economists suggest it is because of the element of competition.

Humans loathe taking risks when it comes to spending their money. However, once another human indicates through a competitive bid that they believe the item has greater value, the other human feels compelled to match and raise the bid. As this matching and raising continues, those survival skills etched into human DNA kick in, motivating a person to stay in the bidding until they win. Winning an event is a proxy to surviving a threat. Auctions are brain-games.

Recipe For Great Auctions

Hallmarks of successful charitable auctions are:

  • Items: Have what donors want as well as interesting, curious and intriguing items that are irresistible.
  • Anticipation: Pre-event marketing should be titillating, with the event promoted far enough in advance to allow interested bidders the opportunity to plan to attend, gather their resources and invite their friends.
  • Sneak Peeks: Without giving too much away, a preview of a few tasty items will seal the deal for those who might have had second thoughts about attending.

Venue With Most Potential

To maximize audience potential, there is no better opportunity than online auctions. With the obvious success of online auction venues like Ebay, there can be no doubt for success for online charity auctions. Creating a stellar event is as easy as six simple steps:

  1. Go live.
  2. Research your audience and deliver the items they want.
  3. Expand your reach with novelty items.
  4. Inspire interest with intriguing introductions about each item.
  5. Price point range should offer items affordable for every donor budget.
  6. Quality images make a difference.

Building An Audience

Without an audience, however, even the most exceptionally prepared online auction will be a flop. Marketing and promotion are a must. Promoting successfully means developing and performing the following:

  • Clear Message: What is the purpose of the fundraiser? How will the donations be used?
  • Organization Introduction: Introduce the non-profit organization behind the fundraiser.
  • Kick-Off: Launch promotion campaign in advance of an auction. 30 days is a typical promotion period.
  • Graduate Intensity: Promotional messages should increase with frequency as the auction date approaches.
  • Versatility: Create several promotional strategies that will appeal to the unique differences of benefactors. Social media promotion, traditional outlets like press releases or radio spots, and formal promotion through local Chamber of Commerce.

Making Auctions Easy

All the necessary details of promoting and hosting a charity auction may seem overwhelming. Some non-profits may lack the right tools to make the auction process go as smoothly as possible.  Mobile bidding software has revolutionized the non-profit sector and made auction events for non-profits a breeze.

Taking your event to the next level and maximizing donations as simple as contacting the correct people and utilizing the right tools. 2017 may be THE year that online charity auctions claim their spot on the non-profit map. This form of fund-raising will grow in popularity not just because it is convenient for everyone involved, but because it retains that competitive element that bidders crave.

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Mobile Bidding Is King

Mobile bidding is the future of charity auction fundraising. The pairing of non-profits and technology has crowned mobile bidding apps “king” in the realm of raising money for charities. Not only do people enjoy the excitement of bidding competition but they also can do it conveniently and, in the end, feel good about what they are doing. Here is the psychology low-down on auction bidding and why it works and the future of mobile bidding.

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The Psychology Of Bidding

There is no doubt that people love the competitive nature of ascending-bid auction models. Just look at the success of eBay. Non-profits can tap into this human nature to generate success for their own charitable auctions. But why is it that human beings are willing to pay more than an object is worth, which is often the case in auction scenarios?

In studies of auction winners on eBay, it is reported that they do not use the “max bid” feature. Auction winners on eBay will go past the threshold of what might be a logical maximum bid in order to win. This is because of the psychology at play. What happens in the human psyche when another bidder outbids you is that, rather than think that they simply want the object more, the response is akin to how a person feels when they have been robbed. In other words, the bidder goes on the defensive, determined to take back what they perceive to be “theirs”. Being out-bid is offensive, an outrage. How dare such a thing occur! It triggers the deeply conditioned belief that losing at anything, even a bidding war, is shameful. So, in other words, in an auction, often the winner is the most irrational person! Or, at least irrational as the competition is raging.

The Strongest Seller

Time and time again it is the unique travel adventure that raises more money at a charity auction than any other offer. Why might that be? Surely it’s not simply due to a moment of madness overwhelming a person as they compete with other bidders. The dear reader would be correct in that assumption. Temporary bidding madness is only part of the formula. For one thing, bidders see an opportunity to take a vacation they otherwise could not afford. Consider the average price tags of some of the most expensive vacations:

  • A luxury stay in Austria or France can cost about $2,000 per night.
  • To cruise on the Queen Mary 2 will set a person back a minimum of about $4,000
  • A top-rated stay in Switzerland can be accompanied with a $5,000 nightly price tag
  • There are weekly luxury packages to Italy that can cost upwards of $100,000

A charity travel package auction poses the possibility that a more economically minded traveler might be able to snag the trip of a lifetime at a steal. The future of bidding for these luxury travel hopefuls is actually happening now.

The Rise Of Digital Auctions

Digital platforms connecting charities with donors and bidders is happening now. Charity travel auctions are no exception to the worldwide trend of technology users performing virtually every lifestyle task via mobile app. Online auction activity for users makes bidding available anywhere, at any time. No matter what they have going on in their life, with a portable smart device they can take a break and tune in to a live event. Someone who otherwise might not have participated can be drawn into the excitement simply because they logged on during a moment of boredom while experiencing some down time.

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The first step to optimize online capabilities for non-profit organizations is to get connected with an online auction platform that makes every detail easier.

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How 2016’s Business Giving Trends Affect 2017

With 2016 entering the end of its final quarter, a new fiscal year is just days away for businesses. What were the strongest business giving trends of 2016 thus far? It seems that non-profits continue to experience the effects of an economy rebounding from recession. Analysts of charitable giving trends report that just as donations were trending upward throughout 2015, that trajectory has been sustained in 2016. Non-profits reported an overall growth rate of 1.6 percent. Things are looking good for charitable organizations in 2017. To determine a direction for the upcoming year, let’s examine what was behind the strongest growth that occurred in 2016.

Going Big

Perhaps no one went bigger than Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. In December of 2015, Zuckerberg celebrated the birth of his first child by pledging to donate 99% of the net worth of he and his wife over their lifetime. At the time of the pledge the pair were worth an estimated $45 billion. Making good on that promise, the couple started with a $600 million donation to a San Francisco facility that conducts research on childhood diseases. When such a phenomenal gesture is made in such a public way, it encourages imitation. Non-profits can expect similar big moves by Zuckerberg’s peers.

Consumer Modeling

Today’s successful charitable organizations are taking their cues from the business sector. Consumerism drives business. Shrewd marketers are some of the most coveted employees, especially in the retail and service industries. By knowing who their target market is, what they want and how they are inspired to buy, businesses are able to fine tune their advertising and marketing strategies for maximum potential. Non-profits who come around to model their own approach to visualizing potential donors as consumers are seeing the benefit of this perspective. In February of this year Jay Ferro, CIO of the American Cancer Society, coined the phrase “360” view with regard to how non-profits should see their potential donor market.

Personal & Now

It has often been the case that a philanthropic person has chosen a cause and funded it until the day they die. There is a growing trend where benefactors give to different causes that they personally identify with. One other condition that determines where they put their donor dollars is the possibility of being able to see results within their lifetime. Many modern donors want their giving to be deeply meaningful on a personal level and transformative in the here and now.

Social Change

Social movement organizations are on the receiving end of a Millennial generation that is energized by a worldview dominated by social awareness and fairness. Organizations that provide support for the effects of inequality, such as non-profits that are a safety net for the underprivileged and underserved, are also competing with organizations that are striving to change the source cause of those conditions.

What It All Means

When you tie together the strongest trends of 2016, it is easy to see that the priorities of donors have not necessarily changed. What has changed is their expectations and how they operate. Non-profits need to recognize a consumer group that are accustomed to being highly regarded in the consumer market arena where they put their spending dollars. This same esteem must be extended by charitable organizations in order to garner the confidence of the donor.

Just as consumers expect to see immediate results when they spend consumer dollars, they expect to see results when they donate. They are practical enough to not expect immediate results. However, they have a minimal expectation to see enough rapid progress to become confident that their goal could be realized within their lifetime.

There is a vast non-digitally connected donor market to tap into. Non-profits should focus efforts on reaching this market and assisting them in getting connected. This, in and of itself, is also part of the dynamic of bringing about positive social change. In today’s digital age, it is practically impossible to consider one’s self as living a life of equality on a level playing field if one does not have Internet access.

The trends going into 2017 are all connected through connectivity, digital, and human alike. Groups like SimpliGiv help donor and non-profit organizations achieve their connectivity and charitable goals. By meeting the demands of this common thread of 2016’s business giving trends, this type of non-profit model may be the strongest trend to come in 2017.

Reasons Why People Love Auctions At Charity Events

An auction is one of the most popular ways to raise money for a charity. In addition to raising awareness about the mission of a charitable organization, charity auctions attract donors and participants because auctions are fun, exciting, and beneficial to the community.

  • People enjoy friendly competition. Auctions are a great way to foster competition among friends, families and colleagues gathering to support a charitable organization. As friends and acquaintances vie for the same auction item, they can enjoy the friendly competition knowing that they are both helping to raise money.
  • All proceeds go to a good cause. Whether people participate in an auction by volunteering to serve drinks or by bidding on an item, they are donating their money and time to a charitable cause. The focus is not on generating profit margin, but on raising money to help people who need it the most.
  • You can find some great bargains. In a charity auction environment, you never know when you may be able to score a luxury vacation or signed photo of your favorite athlete at a low price.
  • If you bid more than the market value of an item, you can deduct the excess. Sometimes bidders at a charity auction are more than willing to pay more than the market value of an item because they are eager to help a charitable organization. In these cases, the IRS allows you to write off the difference between the amount that you bid and the item’s market value.
  • Music, food, and drinks help create a festive environment for participants. Auctions are often accompanied by good music and great food. In some cases, some people who end up bidding at an auction chose to attend just because their favorite DJ was on hand.
  • People can catch up with old friends and colleagues. Charity auctions are often held on an annual basis, providing a great opportunity for people who are passionate about the same cause to reconnect with each other.
  • People enjoy the adrenaline rush that accompanies the bidding process. The auction atmosphere is exhilarating for many participants. Time seems to fly by during auctions as bidders set their sights on a coveted item and strive to experience the feeling of excitement that comes along with being the winning bidder.
  • Donors enjoy increased brand recognition while helping those in need. Businesses and individuals who donate items for charity auctions often receive the benefit of increased awareness of their brands. Even more important, their willingness to contribute to a charitable cause helps them develop a positive reputation in the community.
  • Charity auctions can help break up the monotony of a structured meeting. In many cases, charity auctions are included as a part of a rigidly structured, comprehensive event program. In these instances, the charity auction often becomes the most anticipated part of the event program because participants are ready for some fun and friendly competition.
  • Everyone comes together for a great cause. In the end, auctions are popular because everyone participates to accomplish a common goal. Feelings of camaraderie are built and participants feel a sense of self-worth knowing that they are helping to raise money for a charitable cause.

 Make Your Next Charity Auction a Success with the Help of an Industry Leader

Please contact us at WEDO for strategies to help make your next charity auction a success. Our team of professionals has the expertise to guide you through the auction preparation process to make sure that your event is exciting, fun, and successful in its mission to raise money for charity. We look forward to working with you!