Our friends at Auctria have come with a great list of things to DO an NOT TO DO when asking for donations. My advice is always to do MINDFUL PROCUREMENT. Do not ask for things you don’t really want. Get the best items for your guests. What do your guests want to buy? Go after those items. Remember, this isn’t a garage sale. You want the right items for your guests. Here is Auctria’s Top 10 tips TO DO and NOT TO DO in asking for donations:
Check out Auctria’s PINTREST board below. Also, you may enjoy reading another article that has great advice on how to procure… and what to procure – and be successful at it.
Auctria is dedicated to providing affordable tools to help groups of any size run successful fundraising auctions.
Auctria was born out of the need to handle an annual school auction that had grown too big to be shuffling pieces of paper or Excel files around. A solution was needed to keep track of the details, and help ensure an efficient and smooth fundraising event. Cost was a factor, so we needed something that didn’t cost an arm and a leg.
Since 2011 we have enabled auctions from the very small to ones that raised well over $200K and continue to add new features in response to user feedback.
We believe that easy to use but powerful & flexible tools should be available to all groups to meet and exceed their auction fundraising goals. Auctria is a user-friendly, practical website for running silent, live, or online fundraising auctions.