What are the best items to list in your silent auction to get more bids at your fundraising event?
Choose auction items that appeal to as many of your guests as possible.
There is a group of auction items that perform well at fundraising events because they appeal to a wide range of guests with different interests. Holiday packages that include desired destinations – either closer to home in Australia or abroad – coupled with beautiful accommodation and unique package add-ons will appeal to the largest group of people on your guest list. These items provide a common benefit to people with different tastes. They are a means to get away and relax or explore a different part of the world.
Diversify your silent auction list: add a range of small and big-ticket items.
While it is generally easier to obtain donations or find auction items that are smaller in value, big-ticket items such as holiday packages will add a “buzz” to your auction and promote larger bids. In some cases, this can push the winning bid in excess of $10,000!
Holiday packages inspire groups of friends to spontaneously bid together to win.
Many holiday packages can be auctioned off for a group of 6, 8 or 10. This opens the door for groups of friends attending your event to bid together for a spontaneous trip away. This can significantly increase the value of the bids your silent or live auction obtains.
Find holiday packages to list in your silent or live without breaking your budget.
Helping Hand Group provides clients with a wide range of holiday packages on consignment. This means that you can showcase holiday packages as auction items in your fundraising auction at no cost to your event budget. Packages are only paid for when sold. This can be a great asset when planning and managing a fundraising event.
Helping Hand Group’s Top 3 holiday packages for fundraising auctions:
#1 – Bali Pool Villa, Seminyak – 7 nights for 6 guests. Our top holiday package! Your auction winner will relax in a comfortable three bedroom villa located just 600m from Seminyak Beach featuring comfortable living quarters, your own private pool, Villa Manager, maid, groundskeeper and security. Everything is on hand to ensure an incredible stay.
#2 – Queenstown, NZ Villa – 7 nights for 6 guests. With spectacular views of the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu, your auction winner will holiday in a beautiful multi-level Lux Villa. Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a superb location this villa is located just five minutes from town. Majestic, snowcapped mountains in winter make for the perfect winter holiday destination. Enjoy the best views NZ can offer and experience a world of activity all year round. Includes complete concierge services to book adventures, including jet-boating, golf, skiing (in winter), rafting, wine tours, fishing, luge. Do it all, or do nothing but relax!
#3 – Phuket Hideaway – 7 nights for 10 guests. A week in one of Phuket’s most serene, luxurious and well located villas! Five extra-large bedrooms with luxury ensuite bathrooms (finished in natural stone and marble) are all within minutes to magnificent West Coast Beaches! The Villa has a complete staff of housekeepers, garden attendant, security guards and concierge. It also features oversized private pool and outdoor areas to relax.
View more details and videos on some specific holiday packages here.