If you really want to create a buzz around your favourite cause, charity auctions fundraising can be a huge win. Whether you have a big, glamorous gala dinner in mind, or something more humble in your local village hall, an auction has the potential to create real excitement amongst guests and potential donors. If you have the contacts to help you secure some really desirable items, such as signed sportswear, holidays, or fabulous experiences, a charity auction could be a massive boost to your fundraising pot.
Fundraising while having fun.
Charity auctions are a fun event that can really bring a great crowd. Whether you choose to keep it simple and low key at your local community centre, or go all out and embrace lots of evening glamour – it’s a fantastic way to raise awareness.
If you’ve considered organising your own charity auction but have been unsure where to start, we can help.
The two most popular types of auction are silent and live. In a silent auction, organisers publish a list of items which participants can bid for ahead of the auction date. And the highest bidder wins – it’s as simple as that! This way of auctioning is easy to coordinate as its set between a specific time and, unlike a live auction, it’s far less hectic.
Live auctions are your traditional type of auction, in which an item is proposed on stage and guests bid for it either by calling out or using signs. These are a lot of fun but have the potential to get a little rowdy.
The type of venue you pick is completely dependent on your auction preference, so choose wisely! Consider refreshments, in-between entertainment and how guests will get their purchases home.