When you are trying to raise money for a cause, an auction to raise funds for that cause can be a quick way to help out those in need. There are several different types of charity auctions to choose from, so the first thing you need to decide is, what direction do you want to go with your next fundraising benefit auction event? Auctioneerist Charity Auctions would like to talk about some of the options you have when choosing what kind of charity auction you want to hold.
Traditional Charity Auctions
Traditional auctions consist of items that have been donated to raise money. The bids start at a low dollar amount and go up from there. Once it reaches the point that no one is willing to pay more for the item, that bidder will win the prize. A huge part of any successful auction is choosing the right auctioneer. The auctioneer will be the one to get the audience excited about the items up for bid and will increase the energy in the room to get higher bids.
Dutch auctions are similar to a traditional auction, but with a little spin. There are items donated to be auctioned off as well, but the bid will start out high. The auctioneer will continue to lower the bid until someone bites, and then that bidder wins it right then and there. It is a situation where you want to hold out and get the best price, but if you wait too long, you might lose out to someone else.
Auction of Services
When you are holding an auction of services, this will entail people that are promising to complete a certain service to the winner. You will have people that have different skills or talents and are willing to donate their time to the cause. This might include services like:
• Cooking or Baking
• Music Lessons
• Sewing or Quilting
• Massages or Spa Treatments
If you own or work for a business that falls under one of these categories, this could be a good opportunity to get your name out there as well as help those in need!
Silent auctions usually consists of a variety of goods set out for people to view for a certain amount of time. There is a list that is next to each item and people bid on those items they are interested in. You have a specific amount of time to bid and when the time is up, if you are the highest bidder on the list, the prize is yours. These can be great ways for kids to raise money for school and church activities, as well as events such as fairs where bidding can take place for several hours before the time is up.
Charity Benefit Auctions in Huntington Beach, San Diego & the High Desert & Southern California
No matter what kind of auction you choose to hold for your next fundraising event, Auctioneerist Charity Auctions can help your charity auction be as successful as possible. Auctioneerist Charity Auctions offers award winning auctioneers that have years of experience to make your next charity auction a success. Contact us to discuss your next event.