What are some of the best auction items for fundraisers?

Off the beaten track: Spice up your auction list with unique holidays to remarkable destinations. 

Adding one or multiple big-ticket holiday packages to your fundraising auction is a great way to maximise the funds you raise at your fundraising event. Holiday packages inspire your guests to reach out beyond their comfort zone by appealing to their desires to get away, relax and explore the world. They are generally higher in value and draw higher than average bids. Since holiday packages can accommodate 2-10 people (depending on the package), guests have been known to band together and bid as a group. In other cases, one guest could have other friends or family in mind when he or she gets into the bidding. This can significantly drive up the value of bids your auction receives and ultimately the overall total amount you raise. 

Do you have a small budget (or no budget) for auction items? 

No problem! We understand that putting on a fundraising event is taxing on an organisation’s budget. Helping Hand Group offers holiday packages at no cost to your event budget. The packages are only paid for when sold. So, any type of fundraising event can showcase one or multiple holiday packages. This allows you to take advantage of the bids they can obtain. 

How can you WOW your guests and get them engaged with your silent auction? 

Off-the-beaten-track style holiday adventure packages are a great way to bring a buzz to your auction. They are similar to that one-of-a-kind piece of art or autographed sports jersey from a famous sports player.

Here are Helping Hand Group’s Top 3 “Off the Beaten Track” holiday packages that will surely turn heads at your next fundraising auction:

#1 – Ancient Adventure in Jordan for 2

Your auction winner will visit the magical ancient city of Petra – one of the Middle East’s most spectacular, unmissable sights for four days and three nights. They will enjoy the hospitality of a modern Bedouin family and experience true Jordanian culture with a home cooked meal. The adventure will start with a trip to Al Madras to see the upper and lower halves of a single monument. Then, they will see Obelisk Tomb and Bab as-Siq Triclinium and the Roman Theatre from above. Then, they will continue to the High Place of Sacrifice and pass the Roman Soldier Tomb via Wadi Farasa to Qasr Al Bint. The third day will have them trek on a five hour hike to Petra and the Treasury, Amphitheatre, and Monastery El Deir. They will trek along the lesser known back trail across mountain ridges to the Baida region enjoying breathtaking scenery and archaeological monuments that portray the layers of Jordan’s rich history, heritage, and religious relevance. A truly incredible and one-of-a-kind experience!

#2 – Whale Sharks in West Papua for 2

Your auction winners will enjoy a city tour on the first day and explore the town of Nabire. They will visit a traditional market and ‘tembok MAF’ – a popular hangout place for the locals. On days two and three, they will head to Sowa where they will experience a breathtaking swimming excursion with whale sharks being fed at the bagangs (traditional fishing platforms). After swimming, they will enjoy a late fish barbeque served on a beautiful small island.

#3 – Behind the Veil of North Korea for 2

Your auction winners will spend five unforgettable days and four nights in Pyongyang commencing with a visit to the Arch of Triumph and the Mansudae Grand Monument. On day one, they will drive to Kaesong and visit Panmunjom, DMZ and the Karson Koryo Museum. After lunch, they will visit the Tomb of King Kongmin before transferring back to Pyongyang. Day three will have them visit to Mt Myohyang and the Pohyon Buddhist Temple as well as the International Friendship Exhibition Hall – the hall of gifts to DPRK’s leaders. Following lunch, they will visit the Ryongmun Caves before returning to Pyongyang. On day four they visit Kumsusan Palace of the Sun (Mausoleum of Kim Il Sung and Kong Jong Il), Fountain Park and Juche Tower. After lunch, they will visit USS Pueblo followed by the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, the school children’s palace and the Kwangbok Supermarket. This incredible package includes four nights accommodation as well as private English speaking local guide. It also includes private transportation, sightseeing, all meals (excluding drinks), DPRK visa fee, DMZ entry fee, flowers to lay at memorials and airport transfers. (US Passport holders cannot travel).

Questions or want to learn more about all of the holiday packages we have to offer? Contact a team member today to discuss.

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Auction Items for Fundraisers: The best holiday packages to list in your silent auction

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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.

 

Auction items for fundraisers: Upcoming events at ANZ Stadium in Sydney

Unique events of all sizes – from small, intimate performances to big, international headliner shows – can provide a unique attraction to your auction table.  It can appeal to a wider range of people and inspire your fundraising event guests to participate in your auction. By encouraging more participation on various auction items, you will generate the opportunity for higher bids and ultimately raise more funds for your charity or cause.

Helping Hand Group provides a wide range of auction item packages that feature unique events. Moreover, these packages come with various additional features such as food and drinks, full service, signed memorabilia related to the event, and more! Enquire with our team for our available options for fundraisers.

Featured auction items for fundraisers at ANZ Stadium, Sydney

ANZ Stadium in Sydney will be closing in October 2019 for a period of two years. We now have available some experience packages for fundraising silent and live auctions that can provide your guests the opportunity to experience it again before it closes!

STATE OF ORIGIN 3: July 10th, 2019 at ANZ Stadium

This auction item package includes four tickets to access a luxury VIP private suite for one of the biggest blockbusters on the Australian sporting calendar – State of Origin 3 –  on July 10th 2019, at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Your auction winners will enjoy superb food, drinks and full alcohol service as they experience the intense rivalry between the Blues and the Maroons. To top it off, they will also receive their choice of either a beautifully framed squad signed 2019 NSW or Queensland jersey. A unique auction item for fundraisers that is sure to turn heads!

NRL GRAND FINAL: October 6th, 2019 at ANZ Stadium

This auction item will give your auction winners four tickets to a luxury VIP suite for the biggest game on the Rugby League calendar – the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final – on Sunday, October 6th 2019, at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. They’ll be part of the action as they watch from the best seats in the house while enjoying superb food, drinks and full alcohol service! To top it off, they will also receive a hand-signed framed jersey featuring the 2019 Grand Final winning team – their own one-of-a-kind item!

Contact our team for more information how to add these auction item packages to your next fundraising auction at no cost to your budget.

Helping Hand Group launches Auction Item Donation Program for Fundraisers

Do you have a corporate, social, or fundraising event coming up in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, or Hong Kong? Add a Helping Hand Group silent and live auction component and our team will donate to your auction list TWO Hunter Valley Lodge holiday packages valued at a total of $8,000! The DOUBLE holiday package prize includes two separate vouchers each for a 4-night stay for 8 people at the beautiful Hunter Valley Lodge. This means that both holiday packages will come with no cost and all funds raised during your auction will be donated to your cause! List both packages in your auction or use one to reward your event team with a beautiful Hunter Valley getaway!

Adding a fundraising portion to a business event promotes corporate social responsibility and assists the development of your company’s brand. It also builds a stronger relationship with your customers. In addition, our full-service fundraising auction team will do ALL the hard work for you. We will assist you before, during, and after your event to ensure that your silent or live auction runs as smoothly as possible for you without straining your team’s resources.

How to register:

  1. Fill in the form on the contest page to register your interest in the promotion.
  2. Our team will contact you to discuss our available programs and work with you to find the best fit for your needs.
  3. Your entry is eligible for the donation when your event is confirmed.

This offers is available from 1st June, 2018 to 30th November, 2018.

Multiple Live Auction Sale of Jerseys Raises SGD$26,000

SOLD…and SOLD once more!

At times, Helping Hand Group can supply multiples of an auction item for fundraisers. This provides an opportunity for your live auctioneer to sell more than one of a particular item on your auction list. In a standard live fundraising auction, the auctioneer can work with two, three or more of the same auction item – whether it is a holiday package or limited set of signed memorabilia – to engage with the group of top bidders. When the bidding has reached the maximum point, the auctioneer can announce each of the top bidders (matching the number of multiples available) as winners. This can significantly boost funds raised for your cause!

Richard Ernster, Live Fundraising Auctioneer

Recently in Singapore at the VANDA White Boxing event, two sets of Pele and Maradona jerseys were available on auction – and both were sold in an exciting finish to the live auction. This resulted in SGD$26,000 instantly added to the total fundraised on the night!

Helping Hand Group’s program – Last Donor Standing – can also bring about multiple sales of a particular auction item for fundraisers. This program gets the whole room involved by having the auctioneer ask all guests to stay standing through rounds of bidding for an item while increasing the asking price until it sells. The last group of guests standing each win one of the items at the top bidding price announced.

Contact our team to learn more about how we can arrange multiples for your next fundraising event.

New Auction Item: Private Discover Sailing Day package for 8 on Sydney Harbour

Helping Hand Group New Auction Item for Fundraiser Sydney Cruise on Yacht

Do you need a special item to drive a more interesting and effective fundraising auction? Our team is always looking for new and exciting auction items for fundraisers and we are proud to announce a brand-new experience package, available now.

Experience packages can offer a unique, stand-out touch to your live or silent auction. This can conjure interest from more guests to encourage participation in your auction and result in more funds raised for your cause.

More about this new item:

Your auction winner will enjoy an incredible day for eight guests on a new luxury yacht. A delicious on-board lunch or afternoon tea will be served, including champagne, beer, wine and soft drinks. After a short briefing, the group can learn how to hoist and trim the sails or just chill out on the deck. Departing from Rushcutters Bay in the East, the group will set sail for a taste of the mighty Pacific Ocean! They will be fascinated by the view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House whilst sailing on to amazing beaches for lunch and perhaps a swim. The cruise returns back to Rushcutters Bay, after four full hours.

As always, we can offer all of our auction items with no cost to your event budget (consignment). Contact our team for more information, terms, and conditions, and how to add this package to your next fundraising auction.

Helping Hand Group Announces New Summer & Winter Accommodation Packages in Queenstown, NZ

Auction item for fundraiser - Queenstown Holiday

Helping Hand Group has added a range of new Queenstown packages available for the summer and winter months! Add this destination package to your next fundraising auction to WOW your guests.

Auction item for fundraiser - Queenstown HolidaysYour auction winner will enjoy the wild beauty and attractions that Queenstown and the surrounding area have to offer. Packages range from three to seven night stays in a beautiful three-level Lux Villa that features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, tennis court, and private Jetty on Lake Wakatipu in a superb location that is just five minutes from town. The Villa also includes complete concierge services to help book their adventures – including jet-boating, golf, rafting, fishing, Luge, and more. They can do it all, or do nothing but relax!

Auction item for fundraiser - Queenstown Holidays InteriorPackages are available for auction throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong KongContact our team to allocate this item to your next fundraising event before they are booked!