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Planning an Online Charity Auction for Schools

Grace School is planning an online charity auction well in advance of their actual school fundraising event in February. The Grace Auction committee members are already working with their community in procuring auction items, marketing and designing their charity auction website.

Planning an Online Charity Auction“We Invite you to `Log on & Share your Love´ in our First Ever Online Auction. “

Grace School has added several auction items including objects of art and a local winery tasting and tour. Their teachers and students are offering special services and events such as a chef for a day, a coach for a day and skating parties. Step-by-step planning for an online charity auction takes time, thought, and networking…Grace School is wise to start 5 months ahead. They are offering a special viewing of the auction items for one week prior to the bidding, enticing their participants for some exciting bidding wars!

The online charity auction software for the Grace School Auction has already taken great shape with a customized banner containing their heart shaped school logo, page colors and inviting text. Their website will manage registrations and orders securely and provide them with auto generated reports, and receipts to their donors and participants. An easy auction check-out tool is included in their state-of-the-art software which allows them to print a full report of the winning bidders, including all final bids, their order status, and a tally of their auction proceeds.

“Many independent schools boast small class sizes and student/teacher ratios. Grace School is unique, not only because our class sizes are small and ratios low, but also because our students are cherished by their teachers, respected by their peers, and are known and loved by all. Grace School students are smart, joyful, confident learners who are excited to come to school each day. They have dynamic minds, restless spirits and bundles of endless possibilities.”

Another fantastic option to consider in planning an auction are No Risk Auction Items which can bring in large bids by offering high-ticket items. The great thing about this program is that organizations can advertise and auction the packages, such as travel destinations, without having to put down any money up front. If they successfully sell the item during their online charity auction, they then buy it from the provider and the item is sent directly to the winning participant. Learn more about planning a school charity auction or find many more school fundraising ideas here.

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Maureen Peine

About Maureen Peine

Maureen has been writing and marketing for DoJiggy for over 7 years, and has a strong background in nonprofit fundraising. While with The Nature Conservancy for 7 years prior to DoJiggy, she learned the inner workings of marketing to the State of California within the external affairs department. Her heart is in her writing as she believes in the power of change through nonprofit organizations.
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