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Learn How It Works

3 Steps for Easy Item Sourcing: 

1. Select your items (add them to your cart)

2. Checkout (no credit card or upfront payment is required)

3. Download your package PDFs & follow the directions provided

The item providers will work with you on all aspects of the process, from finalizing your order, billing and fulfilling the items to your winners

What are Risk-Free Items?

Risk-free items are goods a third party offers to help nonprofits raise money and boost engagement at fundraising events.

 

The risk-free concept allows nonprofits to source vacations, experiences, jewelry, and memorabilia with NO upfront payment. You only have to pay the listed Cost To Nonprofit (reserve) price if the items sell at your event.

Benefits of using risk-free items:

  • Offer a wider variety of items at the event

 

  • Get access to luxury, rare, or high-value items

 

  • No upfront payment - only pay if the item sells

 

  • Enhance fundraising potential

 

  • Delight donors with unique offerings

 

  • Save time and resources

How to Price Risk-Free Items Appropriately

We recommend starting the bidding at around 20% above the Cost To Nonprofit price. Setting a higher price raises the perceived value increases the interest for the item, and builds in a profit margin for you.   

Travel Packages:

Once you select your travel package and checkout, you will be directed to download a PDF that includes the Cost to Nonprofit price, the suggested starting bid, and the marketing materials. You will then upload the information provided on the PDF to your auction platform.

Concerning FMV, it is industry standard that providers do not offer Fair Market Value on packages and they recommend that nonprofits list the package as "Priceless" at auction for several reasons:

 

  1. Fluctuating seasonal travel costs over the booking period (typically 1- 2 years that are available time to book the trip)

  2. The additional perks that are offered on the package

  3. The VIP concierge booking service is provided for all packages

  4. Ability to encourage bidders to bid higher (not based on FMV)

 

For tax receipts provided after the auction, our provider recommends showing FMV at 30% over the Cost To Nonprofit price.

 

Perceived value is very important in the bidding process, and most bidders will not bid on something if the FMV has been exceeded. That said, donors are also willing to pay more for a trip at auction in order to support their charity. For more information, set a time to consult with Auction Packages, the item provider. 

Jewelry Packages:

Once you have checked and downloaded the PDF for your item, click the link provided to fill out the fundraising agreement for Jewels With A Purpose. They will send you the marketing materials for your package, including the wholesale price, suggested starting bid, and the retail value of each item.

Wine:

Once you select your wine product and checkout, you will be directed to download a PDF that includes the Cost to Nonprofit price, the suggested starting bid, and the marketing materials. You will then upload the information provided on the PDF to your auction platform.  Please note that wine is not available for advance shipping to your venue.

Shipping & Restrictions:

  • The autographed bottle will be shipped to the winning bidder within approximately 45 days. 

  • Alcohol can only be shipped to an address where an individual at least 21 years old can sign for the package during regular business hours.

  • The carrier will make 3 delivery attempts, at which point the package will be returned. We are happy to re-ship returned packages, however an additional shipping fee will incur. 

  • The provider will ship all year round; however, during extreme hot or cold weather, shipments may be delayed to protect the integrity of your package.

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Due to legal restrictions on shipments of wine we are only permitted to ship to certain states: AK*, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL*, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN*, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV and WY (*wet zip codes only).  This item CANNOT be shipped Internationally.

In the rare case the wine becomes unavailable, it will be substituted with a wine of the same quality or higher.  Must redeem within 1 month of purchase.

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