There are different types of donors that come to silent auction fundraising events.

Understanding the kinds of interests your donors have will help your nonprofit better meet their needs! Auction items can be a bust or a success depending on who is bidding on them!

There are the…

Experience Junkies

Connoisseurs

Sports Lovers

Tight Knit Families

Travels Bugs

Let’s look at each one of these interest categories!

Experience Junkies

Do you know any of these types of people? They are fun loving and super adventurous! Spending time and connecting with these people always involves an activity that you never expected to participate in.

Their sites are open to new ideas and possibilities. “Why not?” seems to be there mantra. But this attitude is not aimless, these types of people like to be intentional and specific about their experiences.

Offer Experience Junkies amazing opportunities that aren’t going to find anywhere else! Exclusive experiences that we offer include:

 

  • AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS VIP EXPERIENCE
  • CHURCHILL DOWNS VIP EXPERIENCE
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS VIP EXPERIENCE
  • ROME, ITALY – VATICAN VIP EXPERIENCE
  • HAMILTON ON BROADWAY
  • LAS VEGAS SHOWSTOPPER

 

The Connoisseur

The Connoisseur prizes the finer things. They enjoy the details in the fabric, specifically in the art of food and wine. The art of cultivating, preparing, and presenting culinary and alcoholic beverages has been appreciated for centuries.

The opportunity to experience and enjoy the art of such practices rarely comes our way. How many times do you have the chance to learn from some of the best chef’s in Paris, France? How many days a week do you spend engaging with the brewery and winery communities at food festivals?

VIP Experiences that are once in a lifetime can be offered at your next silent or live auction fundraiser. Some of them include:

 

  • CULT WINEMAKERS VIP ACCESS EXPERIENCE
  • LE CORDON BLEU PARIS, FRANCE CULINARY WORKSHOP
  • NEWPORT MANSIONS WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
  • SONOMA VALLEY WINEMAKER EXPERIENCE
  • TUSCANY CULINARY ESCAPE

 

Sports Lovers

“For the love of Sports.” Perhaps you aren’t a sports fan yourself, but if you are, you understand the passion sports fans have for their players, their team, and their sport. The competition, the pregame excitement, the underdog coming back in the second half or fourth quarter or ninth inning… There is nothing like sports!

Almost every culture of humanity plays or creates a recreational sport. It is fundamentally fun and enjoyable!

We offer Exclusive VIP Packages that would send any sports lover to the moon and back! Some of them include:

  • MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT VIP EXPERIENCE
  • ULTIMATE BOSTON RED SOX VIP EXPERIENCE

 

The Tight Knit Family

There is a season in life for everything – the season of family is one of the best! Suddenly, your rock and roll husband’s dream vacation is taking his little girl to Disney World. American Girl Dolls are all the rage and the topic of conversation at the dinner table. And more nights are spent pretending your living room is a spaceship with your aspiring astronaut in training than going out for fine dining.

It’s a special time! And it doesn’t last long. Cherishing these times and making special memories cannot get any sweeter.

We find that though we offer a plethora of amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many nonprofits do just as well with our family centric vacation and experience packages. Some of them include:

  • AMERICAN GIRL SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA
  • DISNEY WORLD FAMILY ADVENTURE
  • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER ASTRONAUT EXPERIENCE
  • MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
  • ORLANDO THEME PARK ADVENTURE

 

The Travel Bug

Exploration.

Wanderlust.

Travel.

Some people want to just go.

Go to the Rockies, go to the islands, go to the rolling hills, and go walk the streets of different cultures. These are what we call Travel Bugs. And there are many of them.

Anyone can hop on a plane and go find a new place to explore with time and preparation. But traveling with ease and getting the most out of your stay is not as easy as it seems. Offering an opportunity to the Travel Bugs where they can have the freedom to explore and enjoy but not having to worry about all the logistics of “making it happen” has been proven to be very appealing. Our international vacation packages do very well at auction events as well. The impulsive aspect of us says “YES” and the responsible pre-planned side of us sees the logistics as settled.

It makes that “Travel Bug” accessible to those of us who need to do a little more planning than hopping on the plane, and yet, who still want the opportunity to go and explore.

Some of our most popular escapes include:

  • COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELEGANCE
  • MAUI WAILEA RESORT VACATION
  • AUSTRALIA EXPLORATION
  • ESCAPE TO BORA BORA & TAHITI
  • IRELAND ADVENTURE
  • JOURNEY TO MACHU PICCHU
  • SOUTH AFRICAN SAFARI
  • TOKYO METROPOLIS

 

So hop on the chance to satisfy the desires of all your donors – be it Experience Junkies, Connoisseurs, Sports Lovers, Tight Knit Families, or Travels Bug! Our zero-risk silent auction items are sure to excited your donors and procure bids, ensuring a successful auction fundraiser!