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The Auction Fundraiser Proposal is an example of a proposal using Proposal Pack to pitch donations from local businesses for an auction fundraiser to support a local community association.

This is a good example to follow for anyone seeking donations or support for a cause or for an auction.

Anyone writing a proposal seeking support for a fundraiser or an auction.

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Auction Fundraiser Sample Proposal - The Narrative

Coho Arts Association Auction Fundraiser

On April we will hold an auction to benefit the Coho Arts Association. Local businesses will donate goods and services to be sold to the highest bidder during the auction. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided. Tickets for admission will be sold to the general public for ten dollars apiece.

Each entity that donates an item will also receive two tickets to our auction which will be an entertaining event with dance music art and refreshments. On April we will hold an auction to benefit the Coho Arts Association. Local businesses will donate goods and services to be sold to the highest bidder during the auction. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

Tickets for admission will be sold to the general public for ten dollars apiece. All winning bidders must pay for and transport their auction item at the end of the auction. Cash and personal checks with appropriate personal identification will be accepted. Here’s small sample of some of the items that will be offered at the auction.

Personal Luxuries

Massage sessions beauty salon sessions pedicures manicures exotic oils fashion consultations and many other personal luxury items will be offered for sale.

Household Treasures

Designer pillows oriental rugs custom made draperies paintings design consultation services cleaning and catering services etc. will be up for grabs to make your home lavish retreat.

Travel and Entertainment

Cabin and condo rentals restaurant gift certificates theatre and concert tickets and much more will be offered to make your leisure time more pleasurable. The Coho Arts Association is made up of four nonprofit entities who are all participating and benefiting from this fundraising event in the following ways.

Coho Art School

The Coho Art School offers low cost art instruction to children and adults in our community nurturing the artists of the future. The School also showcases the best works of its students in its public gallery area. The Coho Art School will display artworks both for sale and for decoration on the auditorium walls during our fundraiser auction. Attendees will have the opportunity to peruse and purchase these artworks before and after the auction as well as during the intermission period.

Sales of artworks will be handled by the Coho Art School staff. Ten percent of art sales proceeds will be donated to the auction. Twenty five percent of the net proceeds from the auction will benefit the Coho Art School.

Coho Dance Company

The Coho Dance Company nurtures talent in our area through modern dance and ballet instruction for children and adults. In addition the Coho Dance Company teaches Mature Movement classes in senior centers throughout our area. The Coho Dance Company will donate the use of their auditorium for the auction. The Dance Company will also do short dance presentation immediately before the auction.

Twenty five percent of the net proceeds from the auction will benefit the Coho Dance Company.

Bell County Computer Camp

Bell County Computer Camp offers computer classes to youth and adults in our area at community centers libraries and during its intensive computer camps at Cascoho Retreat Center during the summer. Bell County Computer Camp has received state and national recognition for its programs that teach underprivileged youth computer skills offering these children hope for good jobs in the future. Bell County Computer Camp will design and print brochures fliers and tickets for our fundraising event. In addition they will create website advertising the event.

Thirty percent of the net proceeds from the auction will benefit Bell County Computer Camp. We want our auction night to be an entertaining as well as profitable event. So we’ve enlisted the aid of the following local celebrities who will donate their time to serve as our auctioneers.

Jonathan Campbell Comedian Jonathan is well known from his comedy act that appears frequently at our local StandUp Theatre. He will host the first half of the auction. Giorgio Sigornio Mayor & Author Not only is Giorgio the distinguished Mayor of Coho but he is also the author of That’s My Meatball on the Floor comedic look at being raised in large Italian American family.

He will host the second half of the auction. We have enlisted the support of our local media to advertise our auction event.

COHO Radio

Our local radio station will include an announcement for our event in their regular Community Events session for three days prior to our auction.

The Coho Herald

Our local newspaper will list our event in their Online Community Events calendar for the month of April. In addition the event will be listed in "Notable Happenings of the Week" in the Sunday edition preceding our event and short article will appear in the Local News section two days prior to our auction.


Our local community television channel will feature an interview with the Coho Arts Association director Allana McDonald on March during which our event will be discussed. On March the television station’s regular interview with Mayor Sigornio will also include mention of our event. The Coho Arts Association does not endorse any product or service offered for sale in our fundraiser auction nor should an offering of any product or service be considered recommendation for the individual or company selling that product or service.

The purchase of products or services during our auction shall be construed as contract between the purchaser and the owner offering that product or service. Tickets purchased from the Coho Arts Association for the auction guarantee only admission to the auction event not the ability to purchase any particular auction item. Sales of individual items will be to the highest bidder during the course of the auction.

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Length of Sample

8 Pages

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I customize the Auction Fundraiser Sample Proposal to fit my specific project or business?

If you purchase the Auction Fundraiser Sample Proposal as a static template, it will be an editable Word format document; otherwise, if you buy a Proposal Pack or the Professional bundle, you can build a more customized editable Word document version of it using the included Wizard software. You can replace the sample information with your own, adjust the text to match your company's tone and style, and modify sections to include project-specific details.

Can I use multiple sample proposals for different types of projects?

You can purchase multiple samples as individual Word templates or all 200 samples are included in every Proposal Pack and Proposal Kit Professional, which is a much better deal. The Proposal Kit offers sample proposals for various industries and project types. You can select and customize different sample proposals to suit each unique project. This flexibility allows you to create tailored proposals for other clients or projects.

How can I integrate my branding into the Auction Fundraiser Sample Proposal?

While the Auction Fundraiser Sample Proposal is an editable Word document, depending on the level of custom branding needed, consider the Proposal Kit Professional, which includes the branding features in the Wizard software that let you create custom-branded design themes more effectively. Start by incorporating your company's logo on the cover page, as well as in the headers and footers of the document. Next, adjust the color scheme of the proposal to match your brand colors. Change the fonts in the proposal to align with your brand's standard fonts. Including branded graphics that reflect your brand's style will further enhance the proposal. Additionally, ensure that the text within the proposal maintains a tone and voice consistent with your brand's communication style. By integrating these elements, your proposal will reinforce your brand identity.

How do I ensure my proposal stands out and wins the client?

To ensure your proposal stands out:

  • Personalize the content: Address the client's needs, challenges, and goals to make the proposal unique.
  • Highlight your value proposition: Communicate what sets your business apart and how to deliver superior results.
  • Use professional design elements: Incorporate visuals, charts, and graphs to enhance the presentation and make it more engaging.
  • Proofread and edit: Ensure the proposal is error-free and well-organized. A polished, professional document reflects your attention to detail and professionalism.

What should I do if I need help understanding or modifying a section of the Auction Fundraiser Sample Proposal?

If you need help understanding or modifying a section of the Auction Fundraiser Sample Proposal, refer to the detailed instructions provided. Additionally, Proposal Kit includes customer support and resources such as tutorials and videos to assist you. Consulting with a colleague or a professional in your industry can also be beneficial if further clarification is needed. Asking an AI tool can also provide valuable insights for immediate needs.

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