Supporting your event
at no cost to you.
WITH OUR TEAM,
THERE ARE NO UPFRONT COSTS
That’s right, you pay nothing up front. In fact, you pay nothing at all for our services. How does that work?
We take care of each and every aspect of your fundraising event, offering everything from professional auctioneers through to point-of-sale staff, and you don’t pay a thing. How does that work? Our services are provided at No Cost, and the framework for that is simple: we provide auction items – from exclusive signed memorabilia to luxurious holiday and one-off experience packages – to you on consignment, and only see a profit when those items are purchased at your event.
MINIMUM BIDS MEAN
Our minimum bid system means that you will always see a strong return on every item that sells at your event.
As a standard rule, we build in a 20 to 30% profit margin for each auction item up for bid. For instance, if an item costs $1,000, we will place the minimum bid at $1,200. This means that even if that item receives only one bid, and it sells at that minimum bid, you will still receive $200 to add to your fundraising total. We always factor in a margin on every item for the client, so that money is raised on every item sold. If you would like a different margin set for minimum bids, we will happily adjust that for you.
A SUCCESSFUL EVENT FOR YOU IS A SUCCESSFUL EVENT FOR US
All payments are made after the event, and only after the auction items sell. If the items don’t sell, we merely take them back. There is no risk at all to you, as the event organiser.
Despite providing the set-up for a professional, entertaining, and engaging fundraising event, our no cost structure means that there are absolutelyno upfront costs. We will arrange and organise every aspect of your event – no matter how many staff members you require, and including popular innovations such as our Electronic Silent Auctions – all at no cost.
DRIVE YOUR FUNDRAISING
EVEN FURTHER WITH MULTIPLE
WINNING AUCTION ITEMS
Because we own and operate many of the luxurious holiday destinations
offered as auction items, you can truly maximise your fundraising opportunities.
If, for example, you have two very close top bidders for one of our tempting holiday packages, we can make that item available to both bidders, effectively doubling your donation, and driving your fundraising even further. So your guests know that they are always in the running to win an auction, ballot bidding forms clearly state when multiple prize options are available. With our multiple winning item auctions, you won’t miss out on any valuable fundraising opportunities, and your guests will always leave happy.
NO COST MEANS NO COST
When we say that our services come at no cost, we mean no cost. We will
provide highly professional staff, including top auctioneers, and do all the
event planning for you.
Even services that often come with exorbitant fees – like Silent Electronic Auctions – are provided by us free of charge. We’ll handle all of your event’s logistics, including setting up displays, and then packing purchased items and delivering them to auction winners after the event. We’ll even follow up on unpaid donations after the event. Most importantly, we will involve you in every step of staging your successful fundraising event, while also advising you on the best ways to maximise your returns. With Helping Hand, you will experience professional, across-the-board service, and all at No Cost.