What Businesses Should I Reach out to for Silent Auction Items?



We’ve seen some of the same auction items for many virtual auctions. Here are the ones that we believe are the best based on the type of business they operate.

While most of the organizations listed below are based in the Austin or surrounding areas, here are some tips to help you gather some items for a fundraiser in your area:

HelloFund Tip #1NEW BUSINESSES

New businesses want a simple and easy way to promote their product or service at a low cost. An auction gives them immediate exposure and a way to create more buzz around their brand.

HelloFund Tip #2TOP AUCTION ITEMS SOLD DURING PANDEMIC

Include Travel/Local Getaways, Restaurants/Delivery services, Jewelry, Spa, and Outdoor Activities

HelloFund Tip #3 – MORE ITEMS DOESN’T EQUATE TO MORE REVENUE

With over 15 years of experience working in fundraising, we’ve run several of these events that have an auction component. It can also depend on the number of bidders and the competition that comes into play during an auction.

20% Rule – Example. If you have 300 Bidders/Guests for a fundraiser, you would want to max out your auction items at 60.


Some great companies that would make a wonderful auction item or package for your event:

Hotel Van Zandt

Ranch 616

Antone’s

The Driskill

Contigo

Four Hands Home

III Forks Private Room

Glamping at Camp Lucy

Comal Fajita House

Salt Lick BBQ

Sourced Craft Cocktails

Zilker Belts

YETI Coolers

Comedor

Valentina’s BBQ

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