The Easel Program
Create Connection with Charity
Our easel program is designed to ease the job for everyone. The first thing we do is create a connection between Bids for Benefit and a charity or community-based group. This forms a relationship that can get everyone on the same page and move forward positively. Next, we arrange locations between our partners and our company’s vast network who have all agreed to display the artwork. We also use sports memorabilia for auctions. They are placed either on the easels or on the wall in these places, ready to be admired. We have used many different types of locations in the past, from hotels and sports arenas to restaurants and retailers.
Artwork/Memorabilia Displayed on Easel
Once the details are worked out and the artwork or sports memorabilia is placed on display, we are ready for the sealed bid auctions to begin. Anyone passing by or strolling in to the location will see the artwork, and some will bid on it. Every two weeks, the artwork is rotated and a new piece of artwork is on display. When the auction closes the successful bidder(s) will be contacted by one of our team members for payment.
Sealed Bid Auction Begins
After this process is completed, all participating parties are happy and content because everyone has done something to help a worthy cause.
The successful bidder is then contacted by a Bids for Benefit representative and arrangements are made for the payment and delivery of their successfully bid artwork or collectible set.
Money is Provided to the Cause
The charitable organization receives a cheque for all the money the sealed bid program has raised. We donate 100% over the starting bid amount to the designated charity. This money is ‘undesignated’ and can be put towards the most urgent priorities of the cause to help support their mission and growth.
FROM OUR CLIENTS
I would like to personally thank you for all your efforts regarding our Nottawasaga Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Golf and Auction event. With your help and your skills as an auctioneer, you personally were able to help us generate $18,850.00 in our live auction on July 20, 2012.
Your skills as an Auctioneer are impressive. You keep the audience in tune. You worked with a room of over 700 people, not an easy thing to do. You communicated well and your voice was clear. This helped us reach and exceed our goals with this year’s fundraiser. Your efforts helped us clear $451,000.00 this year.
You have been with us now for over 5 years and your total auctioning skills have raised over $90,000.00 for our Foundation. I look forward to working with you again in the future. Mark your calendar as next years date is Friday July 19/2013.
I will highly recommend you to any charity or event that wishes to raise money via auctioning and also recommend the quality of products that you bring with you to events such as these.
Look forward to working with you in the near future.