How To Maximize Funds Raised At Your Charity Golf Fundraiser
Golf season is here which means many charities and non-profits are getting back into the swing of hosting a golf fundraiser. Incorporating an online silent auction into your fundraising mix will create a fun atmosphere for participants and increase your total revenue!
Even if you don’t plan on hosting a standard silent auction filled with items up for bid, no sweat! The Bid Beacon app is a perfect tool to host a Calcutta event. Set up your event as you would a normal silent auction, but instead of uploading items up for bid, you upload your golf teams.
Traditional silent auctions where guests are required to walk around a room to preview and bid on items has some major flaws, especially for a golf event. We recommend throwing away those bid sheets and having participants use their own mobile device place bids. Here are the two biggest reasons why your next golf event needs to use an online silent auction app.
#1 - Timing
During a typical event, participants arrive, group up, tee off, have dinner, watch an awards ceremony, and then leave. If your event has a silent auction component, bidding typically takes place during dinner.
This means golfers must juggle between socializing, having dinner, and bidding. Some participants may be disinterested or tired after a round of golf and day in the sun. It’s an unfortunate reality for many golf tournaments set up with a traditional style silent auction.
With Bid Beacon, your silent auction is available online, so bidding can happen any time, any where, and on any mobile device. Participants have the flexibility to bid between holes, during lunch, and even in the days leading up to the event. Auction guests will be notified if they have been outbid, which has been proven to increase the number bids and overall selling price for silent auctions.
Bid Beacon also supports hybrid events, so if your silent auction has items available for live bid only, that works too! All live auction items can be promoted through Bid Beacon. Bids can’t be placed on these items but it’s a great way to build up excitement throughout your event.
#2 - Engagement
Attendees generally have limited opportunities to participate in a golf event’s silent auction. Every event planner knows that if participants are not engaged enough to bid, your fundraising goals can become near impossible to reach.
Transitioning the silent auction to an online platform will easily solve the engagement constraint because participants can bid anytime, anywhere!
Waiting to tee off? Bid! Waiting for a group member to find their ball? Bid! Simply want to sit back and relax after a round of golf? Do that while also bidding from your personal device!
If you want to learn more about hosting a golf fundraiser with Bid Beacon as your online silent auction platform, check out the Case Study from KMG Events. Our team at Bid Beacon is ready to assist and make your next fundraiser the most successful one yet!
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