Hosting a fundraising auction can be an efficient way of hitting your fundraising goal...if the foundation of your auction is built on phenomenal items and experiences!
We have an entire department dedicated to sourcing unique auction items, memorable experiences and innovative packages to suit your guest demographic. Here are five auction items and experiences raising more for a range of charities across the US.
1) A week in a beachfront Barbados Villa for 12
Give your donors the chance to bid on a stunning ocean-facing getaway in Barbados. The name Whispering Palms says it all, with the secluded villa allowing guests to watch the rolling waves over dinner on one of the verandas or enjoy panoramic views from the beachfront hammock. The villa also includes a private pool as well as the option to hire the services of a spa therapist.
2) Astronaut training for 2 at the Kennedy Space Center
This experience really is one of a kind. This rare opportunity allows one of your donors and their guest to witness first hand what it feels like to train like an astronaut. The immersive experience will take the donor through the life of today's astronauts, they will be able to witness the controls of the space shuttle, feel the G-forces of spaceflight, meet veteran NASA astronauts and prepare for launch at the Kennedy Space Center. Your donor will also receive accommodation for three nights and flights within the US.
3) Fly fishing plus 2 nights for 2 in Colorado
This unique experience includes an 8-hour fly fishing adventure surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Lunch, equipment, a two-night stay at a nearby hotel, round-trip airfare for two from any major US airport are all included in the package!
4) 5 nights in an all-inclusive getaway for 2 in Thailand
This experience is the epitome of luxury. The winning bidder and their guest will enjoy a penthouse villa in Phuket’s stunning Iniala Beach Resort, including all meals and drinks and exclusive use of a butler and driver. The premium features of this villa include a bed suspended from the ceiling, private swimming pool, premium movies, a two-hour treatment in the spa and the opportunity to try Thai boxing and Pilates, just to list a few!
5) Michelin-starred tasting menu for 4 in New York
Give your donor the chance to win this unique dining experience, they will get the opportunity to enjoy the Skybox, arguably one of the most exclusive tables in New York City. The Skybox is a private table adjacent to Chef Daniel Boulud’s personal office with a bird’s eye view of the kitchen. While the view may be one of a kind, it is the food that is impressive, the main attraction is a sumptuous eight-course global tasting menu, paired with premium wines from the restaurant’s world-class wine cellar.
After dinner the donor and their guests will enjoy a personal tour of the kitchen, as well as each couple receiving a signed copy of Chef Boulud’s “My French Cuisine” cookbook as a memento of their night.
We have access to some incredible auction items and experiences and would love the chance to discuss how they could amplify your next auction and talk you through the items and experiences which will resonate with your specific guest demographic.