Raffles are a fun and easy way to increase the fundraising at your next charity fundraising event. Entice your donors to participate with a multi-tiered ticket pricing. Consider selling one ticket for $25, three for $50 and 10 tickets for $100. Everyone loves a good deals, so entice your donors with a deal they can’t refuse. This will incentivize your donors to purchase the higher dollar amount in order to increase their chances of winning.
Number 4 - Silent Auction
Hosting a silent auction is a tried and true way to raise money. This is an easy and familiar way to raise money that works well if you have compelling silent auction items. Freshen up your Silent Auction with Mobile Bidding or phenomenal Buy-In Parties.
Number 3 - Sponsorships
Sponsorships are a unique and fun way to offset the cost of your fundraiser. The hot trend for 2017 and into 2018 will be specific event item sponsorships. Instead of having platinum, gold, and silver sponsorship levels, ask a company/person to sponsor the centerpieces, bar, or dessert, entertainment, even your charity auctioneer. The sponsorships can be branded to increase visibility for companies and individuals.
Number 2 - Live Auction
Live auctions consistently bring in a high return on your investment. Live auctions don’t require a ton of work. Really, all you need are 5 - 8 phenomenal items that will sell at a high dollar amount to reach your fundraising goals. Make sure that all your items are donated so that you can maximize your bottom line. Once you have your Live Auction line-up, promote, promote, promote so that your guests known what is coming up for auction the night of your event.
Number 1 - Fund-A-Need
A fund-a-need has a lot of names. It be called a special appeal, cash call, fund-a-need auction, call to action, paddle raise, etc. Whatever you call it, a fund-a-need is a great opportunity to encourage participation from everyone who attends and everyone has an opportunity to donate at multiple levels. It is hands down the best way to fundraise at an event.
For more Fundraising Charity Auction ideas and helpful tips on planning your next charity fundraiser, follow Generosity Auctions on Facebook or Instagram @GenerosityAuctions. Abra Annes is the leading Charity Auctioneer based in California. Abra is the owner and founder of Generosity Auctions, the premier choice for Non-Profit Organizations looking to maximize their event fundraising.