Hosting a silent auction to fundraise online or at your event can help you reach your fundraising goals and targets, but that's no secret. Givergy have carefully curated a range of auction items and experiences to make sure you're maximising your fundraising efforts.
When sourcing items and recommending them to you we take into consideration the following key factors:
- Do the items appeal to your specific guest demographic?
- Are the items highly sought after?
- Are they going to help you raise more?
Here are 5 auction items and experiences that have made a substantial difference to Scottish charities by raising more at their fundraising events!
1) Loch Lomond Speedboat Pub Crawl For 7 People
Donors can jump on board a luxury speedboat and travel in 'Loch Lomond' style on a 4 hour tour for up to 7 people! The combination of the thrill of a speedboat tour with the opportunity to visit some of the best loch-side pubs, is a unique way to take in the stunning scenery between watering holes.
2) Dinner Party In Your Home For 8 People
Imagine giving your donors the opportunity to invite their friends and family to a fine dinner party at a high class restaurant, only for the restaurant to be right in their own dining room or marquee? Let one of our talented chefs create the magic in the comfort of your donors own home. They will enjoy food from a private chef who will prepare and serve a 6-course dinner for up to 8 people. The chefs buy the finest ingredients, prepare and cook in the kitchen, serve each dish in style and even wash up afterwards! What more could you ask for?
3) Supercar Driving Experience For 2 People
Your donors will ease themselves into luxurious comfort and let this classic British sports car show them its pedigree. They will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of an Aston Martin DB9, V8 Vantage, or a Lamborghini Gallardo in various locations across Scotland. A dream experience for any petrol head!
4) A Unique Trip To The Isle Of Jura For 2
The magical Isle of Jura is famous for its whisky, deer, wilderness and warm hospitality. This package includes transfers from the ferry port, to the premium double room at The Jura Hotel, where your donors will relax for 2 nights. They will then experience an amazing tour of the Jura distillery and unwind with a 6 dram whisky tasting experience! A great way to unwind.
5) Flying Lesson In Perthshire
Your donor will be taken up on the first of two 30-minute flights, where they will observe and learn from their instructor, who will provide top tips and strategy behind basic manoeuvres. When back on the ground, your donor will take to the skies once again, this time as the pilot and will get to witness first-hand, the vast beauty of Scotland from thousands of feet in the air. A once-in-a-lifetime experience that they just wont stop taking about.
If you would like to learn more about how auction items can help boost your fundraising efforts, request a brochure, or if you simply want some advice on the types of items and experiences you should include in your collection, request a consultation!