Free eBook: An Introduction to Procuring Quality Charity Auction Items

An eBook with tips to make auction item procurement more efficient, more effective and easier for your entire team.

  • Get started with procurement: Understand your audience, create a shopping experience, build a procurement team.
  • Brainstorm auction item ideas: Create a wish list, think outside the box, host a "Wish List Party".
  • Tips for procuring items: Develop a procurement packet, teach an effective "Ask", incentivize your procurement team.
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Silent Auction Bid Sheet TEMPLATES

Free professional bid sheet templates designed to get more bids at silent auction fundraisers.

Bid Sheet Template bundle includes:
  • Regular Bid Sheet (.docx)
  • Bid Sheet with Multiple Buy-it-Now (.docx)
  • Bid Sheet with Single Buy-it-Now (.docx)
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Checklist Builder is a simple but powerful tool for anyone planning an auction fundraising event. It contains shareable to-do lists that make task delegation simple, plus a wealth of educational resources and time-saving templates. 

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  • Digital, shareable to-do lists that simplify task delegation
  • Time-saving templates and examples
  • Educational resources on auction best practices
  • Proven revenue opportunities your donors haven't seen before
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Jumpstart your procurement team's next brainstorming session with hundreds of ideas for unique, high quality items to use in your upcoming live or silent auction.

_Sample-pages-400-ideas-landing-page.pngThe success of a charity auction relies on your ability to procure items that cost little to nothing upfront and are valuable enough to ignite fierce bidding. To get the ball rolling, we put together a list of over 400 unique auction item ideas.

Surprise and delight donors with one-of-a-kind items that raise more money for your cause!

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Charity Fundraising Auction Catalog [TEMPLATE]

Free pre-designed, 100% customizable Microsoft Word catalog template that showcases your biggest and best auction items.

One of the most effective ways to ignite bidding on your best auction items, plus thank top sponsors and donors, is by creating a charity auction catalog.

Save money and time by downloading our easy-to-use, professionally designed auction catalog template.

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Silent Auction Item Display Templates

Improve your silent auction with silent auction item display templates that encourage bidders to stop, look and buy.

Display Sheet Template bundle includes:
  • 1-image Silent Auction Item Display (.docx)
  • 2-image Silent Auction Item Display (.docx)
  • 2-image Display with Google+ Screenshot (.docx)
  • User Guide and Instructions (.docx)
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Winspire's Best Selling Auction Items

See what auction items other Nonprofits are selling the most at their events. Download the latest list of our most popular no-risk travel Experiences.

Winspire Experiences are auction items designed to complement your fundraising strategy. The Experiences included in this "Top 10" list are are a sample of the most popular packages based on donor activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Every event is unique and we encourage you to leverage your Winspire Event Consultant to help select strategic Experiences to compliment your fundraising strategies.

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Procurement Packet Starter Kit

A free resource with helpful templates to get the auction item procurement process off the ground.

Businesses are more likely to donate auction items if they are presented with professional documents, clear instructions and a persuasive story. The Starter Kit bundle includes:

  • Donation Form Template (.docx)
  • Procurement Letter Template  (.docx)
  • Form & Letter Examples
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Hosting a raffle with Winspire Experiences is easy to set up, requires little to no upfront cost and can raise tens of thousands of dollars for your cause!

In a "Winner's Choice" raffle the organizing committee pre-selects a set of packages from the Winspire catalog, giving the winner a choice of their favorite Experience. This raffle kit includes templates for raffle tickets, promotional flyers and email campaigns to help you maximize tickets sales and raise more money for your cause.

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