Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What Donors Want: A Guide to Auction Items

Having a fundraising auction anytime soon?  Then you might want to listen to the latest advice from Bidding For Good.

In the latest episode of Nonprofit Times TV, the Cambridge, MA-based organization lists some items that consistently pull in more donors than others.  Travel and dining activities are among the largest draws, along with entertainment, sports, health spas, antiques, arts, and "unique experiences" (hikes, etc).  Bidding For Good also lists several popular brands at online auctions, including Apple, Starbucks, Nintendo, and The Cheesecake Factory.

It makes a lot of sense that these items would be so popular at fundraising auctions, as they are things that any donor would enjoy.  Travel is especially obvious, as everybody needs a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life from time to time.  Have you found the items Bidding For Good lists have held true for your auctions?  Let us know in the comments section.

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