After working with nonprofits for more than a decade on their charity events, we decided to share what we’ve found to be the most effective ways to plan, brainstorm and procure quality auction items that donors actually want to bid on.
Orange County, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014
Locally owned Winspire, Inc. announced the release of a new instructional eBook this month titled “An Introduction to Procuring Quality Charity Auction Items”. The free 28-page how-to guide is designed to introduce fundraising professionals and volunteers to best practices for planning, brainstorming and acquiring high-valued items for charity auction fundraising events.
Winspire, Inc. began in 2001 as a full-service auction event production company with the goal of helping nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada maximize fundraising revenue at their events. With over 13 years of involvement in the fundraising industry, Winspire’s comprehensive eBook provides invaluable insight into how properly selected auction items can raise more money and foster personal and lasting connections with donors.
“Obtaining the kind of auction items that donors actually want to bid on at charity events is one of the biggest challenges nonprofits face,” explains Winspire founder and President, Jeff Cova. “The problem is that auction committees – and the individuals who chair them – don’t always have the tools or time they need to successfully pursue quality items that will raise the most money for their organization.”
The challenge of securing high-value items for charity auction events was one of the main reasons Jeff shifted his focus in 2008 from a full service event production company to creating no-risk priceless experiences for nonprofits to use as auction items in their fundraising events. Since then, Winspire has helped raise over $30 million for charity with nonprofits leveraging their unique experiences in more than 25,000 fundraising auction events across North America.
“Even the most well-intentioned auction committees can find themselves with a shortage of auction items. In many cases they discover this only a few weeks before their event, which is one reason why the last-minute procurement feature of our Winspire experiences is so popular,” Jeff explains. “After working with nonprofits for more than a decade on their charity events, we decided to share what we’ve found to be the most effective ways to plan, brainstorm and procure quality auction items that donors actually want to bid on in one easy-to-digest resource.”
Winspire provides unique once-in-a-lifetime travel Experiences for nonprofits to use in benefit auctions and charity fundraisers. This increasingly popular fundraising tool allows organizations to place exclusive travel packages in their fundraisers without any upfront cost. Since organizations purchase only those packages they sell, Winspire Experiences can be used with no-risk at live auctions, silent auctions, raffles and any number of fundraising events.
Experiences include award shows, major sporting events, VIP access, family vacations, international trips, cruises and hundreds more. Winspire fulfills each and every package for the winning bidders, booking each Experience down to every last detail. For more information, please visit http://www.winspireme.com.