Bachelor and/or bachelorette auctions are always a lot of fun, and the bids can go quite high. Of course you’ll need to source out some eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, but that should be an easy task. Response is usually good when people know it’s for charity. Try and get a local celebrity (or two) to participate to generate even more interest.
As with any auction, the winners are the highest bidders. The prize can be a lunch date, dinner date or a day date. You can work with local restaurants to offer up a free meal to the newly formed couple, or contact attractions like museums or even the zoo to offer up free tickets. If you make it a pre-planned date, it could add an element of fun to the event. Have your bachelors and bachelorettes fill out a bio card in advance for the emcee. You can also set up tables which have photos of the participants along with their bios.
Be sure to promote your event well in advance. Take advantage of social media. Try and host your bachelor or bachelorette auction in a place with a fun atmosphere and make sure you have a fun and engaging emcee. You will also need a PA System (audio) equipment which most facilities should have available.
This type of fundraiser works well for large groups, charities and non-profit organizations. Not only can you generate revenue from the auction process, but you can charge an entrance fee or table fee. College fraternities and sororities take note, this fundraiser is right up your alley.