Running Church Fundraisers
Depending on the size of your church fundraising group and the
financial goals for your fundraiser, there are many ways for churches
to raise funds in addition to the traditional donation drive.
Many churches have found that fundraising done in conjunction with
a dinner, dinner dance or gala event generates a great deal of community
interest and support, and provides a fun evening out where your
guests can enjoy each other's company, bid on
fun auction items and help their church all at once. In addition,
a church fundraiser of this type encourages and provides an opportunity
for supporters outside your parish to contribute to your church’s
A silent auction
filled with sensational sports and entertainment
memorabilia is one of the most effective church fundraising
ideas because it adds an additional dimension to your event. It
provides a great draw for your guests and another reason for people
to attend your fundraiser. Best of all, a fundraising auction
can provide a significant revenue source for your church.
Signature Auctions is a leading provider of authentic
sports and entertainment memorabilia as well as artwork for
live and silent auctions at church fundraisers.
For Christian organizations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut,
Signature Auctions can also organize a stand-alone Live
Art Auction Event that will raise thousands of dollars for your
group with no financial risk. You will achieve your fundraising
goals and treat your supporters to an exciting and entertaining
evening featuring 150-175 elegantly framed works of art along with
a smattering of sports memorabilia. For more information
on our Live Auction Events, please click here.
Church fundraising events are usually put together with the help
of many overworked volunteers. With all the details and guests to
attend to, Signature
Auctions has two programs to relieve you of the silent auction burden.
When planning a church fundraiser, some tips to consider include:
- Build a strong organizing committee – include a diverse
range of church members with a variety of talents and contacts.
It can also help to include at least one member with local media
- Food service is important – keep your participants full,
hydrated and happy throughout the fundraiser.
- Publicize – let the media know about your event well in
advance. If your organizing committee includes a member with media
contacts, ask him or her to supply them with a press kit including
a press release with information about the fundraiser, your church
and the goals you hope to achieve.
- Get volunteers to help – recruit interested volunteers
with a range of talents from your church’s members, community
and support base and give them useful jobs to do, such as meeting
and greeting, helping guests find their seats, and explaining
how auctions work to those who ask.
- Prepare timelines – map out a schedule for all preparations
with dates and responsibilities, and create a schedule for the
events on the day of your church fundraiser.
Please call us at 1-888-4-BID-UPS (1-888-424-3877) or contact
us at Signature Auctions so we can discuss your auction needs
for your next church fundraiser.