Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)
“A great way of boosting your fundraising revenue is by offering premier, one-of-a-kind auction and prize draw items that are carefully selected to appeal to your organization’s donors.”
A charity auction can generate an incredible amount of revenue and selecting the right items is crucial. From travel packages to signed memorabilia, auction items are a great way to motivate donor participation and boost your fundraising revenue.
Auctions are also a great way of engaging your networks, the local community and any stakeholders who might relish the opportunity to be recognised as an auction item donor. Auction items can be difficult for organizations to source, especially with so many businesses heavily impacted by Covid restrictions so once you have done all you can to secure your donated items, you can then use our auction item service to add some extra wow factor and maximise your fundraising revenue.
WE HAVE AN ARRAY OF ENTICING AUCTION ITEMS SOURCED SPECIFICALLY TO APPEAL TO YOUR DONORS
OUR SOLUTION TO
Auction items can be difficult for organizations to source, especially with so many businesses heavily impacted due to Coronavirus. You should push hard to get as many donated items, packages and experiences as possible.
Then when all your asks are done, we are there to lend a hand as needed. We give you immediate access to a wide selection of must-have items that suit all budgets and audiences, saving you time, money, and energy. Plus, if an item doesn’t sell, there is no cost to you.
Above all else, we are committed to ensuring your organization is the main beneficiary of any auction item we provide, which is why our auction item service is the most transparent, contemporary, and non-profit-focused option on the market – guaranteed.
In reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have revolutionized our online auction item service, providing you and your supporters with the flexibility needed to book securely and confidently. Whether a flight is cancelled or restrictions are imposed, we will work with you and our provider to make things right. As always, when plans change – we’ve got your back!
“We had a great experience with the entire Givergy team. From start to finish, they gave us fantastic customer service and helped us throughout our event. We were so happy with the additional prizes we could add to our Silent Auction, and they added great value overall.”
“The Givergy platform, team (collections support) and items provided a great value-add to our Gala Event.”
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Get ready to boost your fundraising revenue with Givergy’s must-have auction items and experiences.
We will help you select items that engage your donors and deliver results. Click here or call +44 20 4571 2655 to receive immediate access to our wide selection today!
AUCTION ITEMS FAQS
If a Givergy auction item doesn’t sell, there is no cost to the charity / non-profit. We simply put the item back in stock.
Using our wealth of experience, we’ve discovered a winning formula that works for the majority of fundraising events and that is – 40% Travel packages, 30% Experiences, 10% Dining, 10% Memorabilia, and 10% Art.
It’s best to mix up your items and not group them together by type. You want to make your items feel attainable to a wide audience, so think about having a mixed distribution of prices throughout your list.
Each Givergy item has a supply price. If an item sells, Givergy will deduct the supply price for the money transferred over to you. We have a recommended minimum bid for each item which will already ensure charity profit is made from the first bid.
For example, an item that sells at $3000, with a supply price of $2,587, your charity profit is $413.
Once they have won an item, your guests will experience a fully automated and instant booking process using the Givergy Voucher Management System (VMS). When paired with Givergy payment, once your guest pays for their item, they will receive an email on the next business day with an e-voucher with full details on how to book. By using this e-voucher, they can log into the VMS to redeem their prize and be put in touch directly with our suppliers to book their item.
If you are collecting payment, once the supply price has been paid to us we will release the e-vouchers.
Aware of the stress and uncertainty which comes with the COVID crisis, we’re proud to announce that we’ve revolutionised our auction item service to give you and your supporters all the flexibility needed to book securely and confidently. For a summary of the changes we’ve made, please see below.
Voucher Extensions: more time to plan!
On winning an experience or holiday, an e-voucher will be sent within 24 hours. From then, you’ll have one year to redeem the voucher (increased from three months) and two years to take it from the date it was won (increased from one year). By redeeming the voucher, the winner will be signing up to the terms of an approved supplier, and such terms will be clearly displayed at that time.
Booking with Confidence: if rules and regulations change, we’ve got your back!
– Where quarantine is imposed – at either the destination location or the origin location – then the dates of the experience/holiday can be changed, provided fourteen days’ notice is given before the departure date. If less than fourteen days’ notice is given, we’ll work with the provider to do everything reasonably possible to move the dates, but if they are unable to for any reason, then any monies will need to be claimed back via travel insurance.
– Where a flight is cancelled and a winner is no longer able to travel, then the dates of the experience/holiday can be changed, provided fourteen days’ notice is given before the departure date. If less than fourteen days’ notice is given, we’ll work with the provider to do everything reasonably possible to move the dates, but if they are unable to for any reason, then any monies will need to be claimed back via travel insurance.