Charity auctions can be some of the most lucrative events for nonprofit organizations, but they can also be some of the most difficult to plan.
Between soliciting auction items, booking an event space, recruiting a team of volunteers, and more, there are many logistics that nonprofits must consider when hosting an auction.
Luckily there are few tricks that will make the process run a little more smoothly and that will help you ensure your auction is a success!
The tips we’ll cover here are:
- Use auction software.
- Choose your items wisely.
- Recruit an experienced team of volunteers.
- Keep detailed records.
- Advertise your items.
- Make your items the star.
- Be strategic with the auction item order.
- Make bidding convenient.
- Gamify your auction.
Whether you’re hosting an auction as the kick-off to your capital campaign or making it a staple of your annual fund, these tips are sure to make all of that planning pay off!