Hosting a Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction can be a of fun, helping you raise funds for a group and meet some new people at the same time.
This is a fundraiser that’s appropriate for adult groups — we all know someone looking for love, so volunteer your friends (and yourself if you’d like) to be auctioned off to the highest bidder ready for a night out. You could find some local celebrities willing to get involved to generate buzz around the event, as well as contacting local restaurants, bars and activity centers (think mini-golf or bowling) to see if they would like to help out with gift certificates or something similar.
Match up each bachelor/bachelorette with gift certificates that match their interests. Not only does this give potential bidders an idea about each of the individuals involved, it also gives the resulting dates more of a chance to run smoothly.
You’ll need to find a suitable location to host your auction as well as an auctioneer to take care of all the up-front presenting. Hand out lists of bachelors/bachelorettes (together with brief bios and potential dates) before the event starts, and give the auction winners and the participants the responsibility of arranging the date itself. You never know, your group may be responsible for bringing a couple together.
Find out more about hosting bachelor and bachelorette auctions via our in-depth article here.