Obtaining Quality Auction Items

Obtaining quality items for your fundraising gala auction is a critical element in achieving your financial objectives. Quality items bring in greater revenues… it’s as simple as that!

In this seminar, we’ll discuss strategies for obtaining great auction items. We’ll address several common questions including; How do I form an effective auction donation committee? Which items are best for a live auction? Which are best for the silent auction? Are consignment items appropriate for my event? Is it ok to combine items into auction packages? What types of items do not do well in fundraising auctions?

The first part of the webinar will focus on different strategies for obtaining quality items. There will be a generous time allotment for Q&A.


  • Learn how to recruit effective members to your auction item donation committee.
  • Understand the items to target for your live auction and silent auction.
  • Understand different ways to procure high quality auction donations.
  • Find out which items should be avoided in your donation campaign.

Tom Weitbrecht is principal & chief charity auctioneer of Strategic Auction Alliance. He is a regular on the charity auction circuit and has raised millions of dollars for non-profit organizations. Mr. Weitbrecht is a licensed auctioneer in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine and Vermont and is a licensed real estate broker in Massachusetts. He is a member of the National Auctioneers Association, Massachusetts Auctioneers Association National Association of Professional Appraisers and Turn Around Management Association.
Strategic Auction AllianceStrategic Auction Alliance specializes in fundraising auctions and has raised millions of dollars for a diverse range of non-profits. They are the only company in New England to provide complete in-house fundraising auction services including; pre-event consultation, event planning, PC based check in/ out, clerking, cashiering, professional bid calling and post event reporting.

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