Here’s a mystery to solve. “Calgon, take me away to a place where strong hands can melt my cares away. What is it?” If you guessed a spa treatment, you’re correct. And, if you hold your next fundraising auction with mystery lots, your donors can have fun bidding on mystery items.
Having mystery lots at your auction means that items don’t have a description, but rather clues associated with them. The goal is to provide clues that are easy enough for donors to figure out, but not everyone will be able to guess. Mystery lots work best for physical items like jewelry, art, or wine and can be incorporated into either your silent or live auction. Your mystery lot items should not be high in value. They’re a great way to include a diversity of price points for silent auction times and a fun way to start off a live auction. Incorporate this fun and goofy addition to your next fundraising event.
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