Our recent rebrand from Carita Silent Auctions to good2auction was borne out of recognising the strengths of what we do at our sister brand, good2bid, and to bring this business under the group banner. Linking the two means that we can highlight the importance of the talents’ involvement and do even more to support charities. What’s more, it highlights the rare, unique and popular pieces of memorabilia or interactive opportunities available to those that would like to buy them. So how is this done?
Our experienced management team have a combined experience of 75 years in the charity auction and event management marketplace. We pride ourselves in delivering a first-class experience to each charity, the talent and their supporters wishing to purchase one of our unique items. Good2bid provides an online silent auction platform, whereby our talent donates items or activities, we specify the reserve price and give a deadline to enable parties to bid for their favourite items. These can range from sporting items, hospitality events, sporting fixtures, holidays of a lifetime and much more.
We list the items, take the photographs, confirm the authenticity and manage the payments, including postage and packing of each item for a percentage of the final sale price. This equates to around 20% of the final sale price, which includes all credit card charges too.
Whilst good2bid can open up the items to tens of thousands and have no geographical boundary restrictions, most fundraising efforts usually take place at a charity event which is where good2auction comes in.
Using talent to maximise their support of a chosen charity
Many people give up their time to promote the work of a chosen charity and the publicity they generate enables charities to “spread the word” even further and engage an even wider audience. Add to this the massive social media reach that influencers have across the various channels and you can quickly see that a charity might reach a few thousand with a tweet, a post or an image and this multiplied by hundreds of thousands. By enabling fans to buy a worn item or a unique experience raises much-needed funds from an audience that, in the vast majority of cases, will not have been to an event hosted by the charity.
Peace of mind with good2auction
At good2auction, our aim is to maximise the funds that are raised at charity events. We focus on your needs and ensure each and every aspect of the auction is organised and professionally presented. We understand how much time and effort goes into creating a successful charity event, from golf days to gala dinners and cabaret nights. As such, when you engage with us for your silent auction, we manage everything for you. We even bring in our own team during the event to ensure the auction becomes a professionally presented feature, we’ll also promote the auction to guests to encourage bids.
Good2auction, at your service
- You will have a personal account manager
- We will collate a bespoke list of items and transform it into a high-quality brochure
- Your evening will benefit from a winning combination of our event expertise and your understanding of your guests’ needs
- We set up the display and ensure all brochures are in place
- Our team will help greet and seat your guests
- We will quietly circulate items to give guests the opportunity to take a closer look and ask questions
- We will inform the winners, collect payments, work out the amount raised and prepared items for winners to take home.
- After just two business days you can expect a full break down of all funds raised.
- Our team will contact any bidders who opted not to pay on the evening
- In the unlikely event of any issues with the auctioned items, we will provide post-event care.
The support of talent, influencers and celebrities not only raises awareness for their chosen charities but more importantly raises plenty of extra funds for those that might be less fortunate than themselves. Good2auction has a winning formula for ensuring that your guests on the night will feel motivated to bid on their favourite piece or experience because they either associate with the talent or associate with the charity. Either way, it’s a winning combination and one that good2auction can help you with, every step of the way.