During our September 17, 2008 webinar on "Parties with a Purpose: Putting the Fun Back into Your Fundraising Events," we asked participants about their favorite items for auction fundraisers. Here are some of those suggestions. You can also read more auction tips from Gail Perry and Claire Meyerhoff on Kivi's blog.

  • Mystery bag with a certain minimum value
  • 4-night stay at an out-of-town resort
  • Wine baskets
  • Weekend stays at a board member's beach or mountain house
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Show tickets (musicals, TV show tapings)
  • Themed baskets
  • Local artwork
  • In-house dinner party with local chef
  • Cabin getaways
  • High profile concerts hosted by a board member in their executive suite
  • Experience vacations, e.g. one week at a working goat farm and pottery studio