Auction Procurement Worksheet

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Silent Auction

Auction procurement can be as easy as a few phone calls to good friends. Cut out the cold calls and identify key targets.

Think about the following questions with the following people in mind:

1. Do I know someone who owns their own business and can donate a service or a gift certificate? Restaurant, retail store, cleaning service, garden landscape, legal advise, spa or massage services, yoga instructor, etc?

People I can contact for these:
Friend: _________________________________________________
Family Member: _________________________________________
Business Colleague: ______________________________________

2. Do I know someone who travels a lot or works in the travel industry that can donate air miles, hotel stays, or travel services?

People I can contact for these:
Friend: _________________________________________________
Family Member: _________________________________________
Business Colleague: ______________________________________

3. Do I know someone with a vacation home or timeshare willing to donate a stay in their cabin, beach home, vacation rental, timeshare, etc.

People I can contact for these:
Friend: _________________________________________________
Family Member: _________________________________________
Business Colleague: ______________________________________

4. Do I frequent a place of business that would be willing to donate a gift certificate? Favorite restaurant, hair salon, spa, grocery store, boutique, café, tea or coffeehouse?

People I can contact for these:
Friend: _________________________________________________
Family Member: _________________________________________
Business Colleague: ______________________________________

5. What can you donate to the auction? Are you a service provider? Are you an artist? Do you have a collection of wine you can donate from?

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  • Anonymous

    As a small business owner I cannot agree more with the “personal connection” that helps so much. We are inundated with mass mailing requests. So many that we can’t possibly honor them all AND stay in business! However, we almost always say yes to people we KNOW personally or as regular customers. Thanks for posting this!

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