*articles may contain affiliate links* Recently I came across Charity Auctions Today, an online site to help organizations like schools, churches, and teams raise money for causes with the help of the internet. As a mom who is involved in a number of organizations that raise money for their cause, I was intrigued!
The Charity Auctions Today site first caught my eye when I was browsing Facebook and saw someone had shared an auction for concert tickets to see John Mayer at Darien Lake. (I totally am intrigued by the social algorithms and how they pulled that together – my guess is I was listening to some “Waiting on the World to Change” on Spotify and had been looking into our plans for our Darien Lake fall trip within the same day?)
Anyways, I headed over to Charity Auctions Today to see what this was all about (even though I knew bidding over $1000 for a concert was way out of my dreams, I wanted to see what the site offered). Here’s what I found out!
Charity Auctions Today
This site provides organizations (both for and non-profit) with a means to run online auctions. There are three plans for giving this a try – including a free option! Organizations then pay a small percent of the funds raised, but they don’t have to worry about the monitoring of a silent auction or limitations of only offering items to the people at their event. (When I go to or work an event with raffles or auctions, I’m always sharing photos to my family and friends that couldn’t make it so they can participate if they want to – this site eliminates the need for that!)
For example, check out this jersey that SportsWorld Chicago is auctioning off to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey relief through JJ Watts You Caring Charity:
My blood might bleed black and gold, but I have a soft spot for items like this – look at the name and number and try not to shed a ‘lil tear for our friends in Texas! Pretty cool option (and if you’d like to bid on this one, click here).
I’ve been intrigued by auctions since I was a teen – my parents would go to estate auctions to try to keep our furniture and appliance costs low as college approached. But even more so, I’m all about innovative ways to raise money for causes, and this is a great solution for that.
If you or your organization would like to hear more about Charity Auctions Today, check out their website, Facebook, or Twitter!
What ways do you raise money for the organizations that you support?