Fundraising idea: Dollar Auction

Whether used to bid off a few small items or as a means for providing dessert or wine for your attendees, a Dollar Auction is a fun addition to your event that can generate a lot of excitement and enthusiasm.

For this auction, the starting price is set at one dollar (or whatever amount you pre-determine). Each bid is increased by a dollar as well.

Offer an All-In option so that for a fixed amount (ex. $50), a bidder can purchase a special paddle. When they raise their paddle during the bidding process, they are the automatic winner and the bidding for this item stops. Whether they end up paying $1 or $50 for an item, the event wins because of the extra purchase of the All-In paddle, and the bidder has fun knowing that they are automatically the top bidder.

This is unique activity can make bidding for desserts or event wine that much more exciting.