Instead of holding a garage sale or yard sale, put your organization’s donated goods or other valuables on eBay or another online service and sell them to the highest bidder.
Rather than haggling for pennies with penny-pinching garage sale junkies, you can raise more money by selling through a silent auction fundraiser. The only downside is you’ll have to pack and ship the items too, but that cost is usually paid by the buyer.
People can raise a lot of money with silent auctions by selling donated items or stuff the organization no longer needs.
Just when you thought eBay was the end all, there’s a new kid on the block that specializes in online charity auctions for non-profit organizations wanting to raise money. This online auction powerhouse allows you to conduct online auctions just like eBay, but goes one step further.
Not only can you list and sell items donated by your supporters, you can add special high ticket items like cruises, adventure trips, hot-air balloon rides, sports collectibles, jewelry and lots more for free on consignment – with the click of a button.
This will make your auction a lot more desirable to your supporters and drive a lot more participation as well.
You can choose from hundreds of specialty items at a wholesale price and your organization keeps the difference between the wholesale price and the final bid.
There’s a free version and a pro version, which you select depending on your goals.