ONLINE AUCTION GIVEAWAY

One Lowcountry nonprofit or charity will win a generous auction package

 

Charleston, SC: Durant Consulting Inc. (DCI), a national expert in hosting large-scale events and fundraisers, is giving back to the Lowcountry nonprofit community in the way the company does it best -- providing one area nonprofit with hands-on expertise for an online auction in fall 2020. 

 

“Charleston’s community, like so many places across the United States, has been altered drastically due to COVID-19 and the associated social changes brought on by stay-at-home orders. In particular, nonprofits unable to host their regular large-scale events and in-person auctions may be concerned about how to continue to provide the services they do without a major fundraising effort this year,” said DCI owner, Alexandria Durant. “DCI wants to give back by providing our skill and experience to help maximize an online auction for one Lowcountry nonprofit that needs help.”

 

Charleston has been DCI’s home for the last eight years and the company is proud to have previously assisted local charities and nonprofits with auction fundraising solutions throughout the Southeast and in major metropolitan locations nationwide. Founded in 2006, DCI and specializes in auction production for galas, golf tournaments and festivals. DCI’s notable auction clients include the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, NYC Wine & Food Festival, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, James Beard Foundation and Food Bank for New York City. Durant brings more than two decades of experience in auction management and has helped raise millions of dollars for countless clients.  DCI currently manages all online and onsite auctions for the Charlotte Wine & Food Festival and the annual online auction for Charleston Stage. 

With such a powerhouse of knowledge, DCI is proud to provide customized online auction management services to one randomly selected Lowcountry nonprofit or charity organization. 

Durant Consulting will provide the following services for the winning organization:

  • Online auction management with reputable auction software

  • Build out the landing page using your logo and applicable verbiage

  • Input of secured donation items to your online catalog including full description, donor logo and URL, image(s) and estimated value

  • Set package pricing, minimum bids, bid increments

  • Brainstorm marketing strategy for social media and email promotion

  • Regular reporting and final activity summary

  • Close-out tracking and financial reconciliation

 

Please note, the winning organization will be responsible for:

  • Donation Solicitation

  • Online auction promotion

  • Shipping and/or Pickup arrangements with winning bidders

  • Applicable fees for the online auction software, credit card processing fees, & transaction fees. [i.e.: Event.Gives charges 3% of the final bid (up to a max of $3000), 3.5% Stripe credit card processing fees + $0.30 per transaction.]

 

All entries completed by July 31, 2020 will be eligible for the drawing.

The winner must be able to hold the auction before December 31, 2020.

Winner will be announced by August 3, 2020

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