Most larger, corporate companies will not donate to raffles or tricky trays. In their opinion their donation is better suited for auctions, since auctions are perceived to have higher valued items, and of course can bring in larger amounts of money. Disney Corp. is one of those companies that only donates to auctions, either live or silent.
Make sure you shop around when you have a Sports Memorabilia company bring items for consignment. You want to get the best quality items, with the best margins. You can also haggle the prices down.
My experience with online auctions has been minimal, but I do see the value in reaching a broader audience, and that can only help with larger bids.
I have heard about Bidding for Good. They have a very good reputation, but all of their auctions seem to look the same. That is the only negative thing about them that I have heard. If organizing an auction is too much for you to do right now, why not look into BFG. Always hire a pro when you need help. It pays off in the long run.
Hope this helps! Good luck with your fundraising efforts.
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8 Months ago
Thanks for the advice and info Ninja4Good. Going to try BFG and let everyone know how it works out. According to some information they sent, they get companies to donate auction items you can use. So will let everyone know what we get and how it goes.
Liz--We received donations from Marriot, Best Western and Hilton---weekend stays and free breakfast and 1 free dinner at 1 hotel. We are in NJ--But these same hotels said no to our tricky tray.