Few fundraisers are more lucrative than charity auctions—or more complex to plan.

Charity auctions, when successful, combine sponsorships, winning bids, ticket sales and special appeals to raise anywhere from $50,000 to $1 million in one night. To raise that kind of money may require more expertise than you'd expect.

Wouldn't it be great having an expert by your side to advise on best practices and suggest hidden opportunities?

Enter: the brand-new Event Fundraising Handbooks.

For months we have been developing a comprehensive resource for auction planners of all experience levels. We are proud to unveil the first half of our Event Fundraising Handbooks for your immediate download, absolutely free!

Available now:

  1. Live Auction Handbook
  2. Silent Auction Handbook
  3. Sponsorship Handbook

**Bonus Resources

Every Handbook comes with links to additional free downloads that make it easy to put what you've learned into practice. Save time and employ new revenue opportunities with auction catalog templates, bid sheet templates, webinars, auction idea lists and more.

A few topics covered in the Handbooks...


1) Live Auction
  • Best-selling live auction items
  • How to procure strategically
  • Why hire a benefit auctioneer?
  • Sequence items like a pro
  • How to sell multiples of one item
2) Silent Auctions
  • The main tasks of procurement
  • How many items should you offer?
  • Popular item and basket ideas
  • Create attractive displays
  • Make the most of mobile bidding
3) Sponsorship
  • Why put yourself in sponsors' shoes
  • Where to find potential sponsors
  • Enticing media / event rewards
  • Developing your pitch
  • Underwriting exciting auction items
Winspire handbook pages preview

What Nonprofits Are Saying

"I just received your latest email containing the valuable download with handbook tools for live auctions, silent auctions and sponsorship. Once again I am WOWED by Winspire's commitment to our industry, and by your incredible generosity in freely sharing knowledge that has obviously taken years to collect, test, and polish."

~Sue C., Fundraising Event Producer