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  • eBay Giving Works Charity Ribbon Hold an Auction Event

  • Thinking about putting your auction fundraiser online? Join thousands of nonprofits, large and small,
    holding fundraising events on eBay!
  • Why hold an online auction event?

  • Whether you hold fundraiser auctions today or not, an eBay Giving Works fundraising event can help your organization:
  • Offer donors a new way to get involved - and recruit their friends too.
  • Find new donors - in your community and around the world.
  • Raise your profile with media buzz.
  • Cut out the costs of holding an offline event.
  • Why hold your event with eBay Giving Works?

  • eBay has more buyers than any other charity auction site - and more than you can fit
    in any ballroom.
  • More buyers means you have a better chance for higher sale prices.
  • No annual fee – and you get a credit on your basic selling fees.*
  • Get free promotion for your listings.*
  • Every listing is a linkable advertisement for your nonprofit.
  • * These are not available to regular eBay listings, only eBay Giving Works listings.
  • How it works

  • Auction events can be broken down into the five basic steps listed here. Click into any step below to see our Guide to Auction Events.
  • 1.Plan your event 2. Solicit items to sell 3. List your items for sale 4. Spread the word 5. Wrap it up, ship it, and assess how you did. Plan Your Event Solicit Items to Sell List Your Items for Sale Spread the Word Wrap it Up, Ship it and Assess How You Did
  • Get started now

  • Thinking about holding your event on eBay? Here’s how to start:
  • 1. Register with PayPal Giving Fund to be part of eBay Giving Works.
  • 2. Run a test – sell something to see how it works.
  • 3. Join our free Event Planning webinar.
  • 1. Register to Receive Donations 2. Turn in-kind Donations into Cash 3. You are here- Hold an Auction Event 4. More Fundraising Ideas Register to Receive Donations More fundraising ideas Turn in-kind donations into cash Hold an Auction


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  • Success Story
  • Arena StageFor two years, Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.’s largest not-for-profit producing theater, traditionally held an offline auction in conjunction with its annual benefit. In 2005, Arena Stage decided to shake things up a bit and put their auction items on eBay in a separate, unique event. Read the Success Story.
  • Quotes From Our Users
  • Save a Childs Heart Foundation"eBay Giving Works gives us more visibility and exposure than we have ever had in our history." —David Litwack, Save a Child's Heart Foundation
  • Angel Acres Horse Rescue"I stay in contact with our regular community sellers and drop them a note, send them an ecard or write them a letter…just to let them know how much they are appreciated…we couldn't do what we do without community support." —Jo Deibel, Angel Acres Horse Rescue

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