Danny’s Wildcard Auction™ Proves its Worth
Have you ever been to a Fundraising Auction Event and thought, “Gee, I would have donated something to the Live Auction, but no one asked.”
If you have, you are not alone.
Throughout his career, Danny has been approached numerous times by people making that exact statement. After hearing this over and over, Danny came up with a solution. Why not ask for donations of Live Auction items at the event?
The Wildcard Auction™ was born.
The idea is to encourage on-the-spot donations from event guests, who may have something valuable to offer, by placing neon-colored index cards at each table and asking them to write their name, phone number, and description of their Wildcard Auction™ item on one of the cards. This not only presents an opportunity to raise untapped funds, but to also identify prospective donors and sponsors for future events. Double whammy!
But does it really work?
Danny’s most recent event was for the Ardrossan Recreation and Agriculture Society (ARAS) who held their 25th Annual Lobster Dinner, Auction and Dance on Saturday night. In past years, ARAS has been known to raise about $11,000 annually, between the Live and Silent Auction. Danny knew he had to change the outcome, so he introduced the Wildcard Auction™ to event guests.
The Live Auction alone brought in $25,000! One guest has a home Southeast of Rome in which they offered a two-week stay for the Wildcard Auction™. Could you imagine missing out on that opportunity? You never know unless you ask.
And if that does not prove the Wildcard Auction™ works, we don’t know what does.
You can learn more about the Wildcard Auction™ in Danny’s new book – ‘Easy Money – How to Generate Record Profits at Your Next Fundraising Auction Event’, by purchasing it here.
Oh, and the dudes joining Danny in the photo? His friends from the Edmonton Police Service Tactical Unit.
– DHP Communications