Auctions are a great way to add excitement to your fundraising and raise more money. Elevate* will work with you to decide what kind of auction would be the best for you and how to choose items that will get the most interest. Don’t think that you’re limited to just one kind of auction – we design a plan that’s unique to your event. A blend of online and live auctions? Easy. Mixing it up with a silent auction and sealed bid auction? You got it. Getting Oprah Winfrey to host your event? Probably not. But we’re pretty sure she would love an Elevate* auction too.
“No Risk” Consignment Merchandise
Elevate Auctions is, above all, a family business and we designed our “No Risk” program to keep with our family values. We supply a minimum price on a variety of items and the organizer keeps all funds collected over that amount. If the minimum bid is not reached, there is no charge for the item. Piece of cake.
Live auctions always add excitement to an event; however, they do require unique items to be successful. We recommend two or three of our exciting travel adventures. There are over 300 to choose from, which are only supplied to non-profit organizations to use at fundraising events. Bill Brown is our resident auctioneer aficionado. With over 25 years of experience, Bill makes sure that any live auction organized by Elevate* will have your supporters talking about it for the next year.
Silent auctions can be a lot of work to administer, but the results are always worth it. We stock over $100,000 in sports and celebrity memorabilia and jewellery, which will definitely inspire friendly bidding wars. We can also provide wine and spa packages, thanks to our partnerships with vendors like Cork and Oasis Wellness Centre & Spa.
Live auction, silent auction, bidder sheets, raffle ideas.. all items related to fundraising. We can help. Our goal is to make you have fun and increase net raised. Come meet to discuss your event and how we can help.
Sealed Bid Auction
Some events are so packed with speeches and entertainment that it can be hard to host a live or silent auction. For you, we’ve created the Sealed Bid Auction. We set up a series of assorted Sealed Bid Stations at the event, which have the auction items displayed with a minimum bid listed. Attendees simply fill out a bid form and deposit it in the corresponding sealed bid box. High bid wins. Not only do we supply everything (including the bid stations and forms), we handle all of the administration, including contacting the successful bidders. Yes, we did just get rid of your paperwork. You’re welcome.
Online auctions are a great way for sports teams and school groups to raise money. We offer pre-bidding on higher end or unique items through our charity online auction site, which we completely manage. There we go, doing your job for you again. It’s like Fundraising 2.0.?