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About bwufundraising

I am the President/CEO of North America's Premier Fundraising Firm, "BW Unlimited, LLC., the Charity One Stop Shop." providing the best the Fundraising world has to offer all in one place. BW Unlimited's belief is "Charity First" in that we provide the best services and "No Risk Auction Items" at the lowest possible prices. We specialize only in Global Fundraising Events while also providing a long line of "No Risk Auction Items" including Travel Packages, Authentic Autographed Sports Memorabilia, Incredible Bronze Statues, Authentic Autographed Celebrity Memorabilia and much more. Furthermore, we are a Charity Fundraising Event Management & Hosting Leader across North America.

Nick Foles Philadelphia Eagles

Vinny was the “Back Up” at a recent charity fundraising auction for our Nick Foles Philadelphia Eagles limited edition Super Bowl Helmet. We delivered it to him and he was thrilled. Congratulations Vinny!!!
#Philadelphia #Philadelphiaeagles #eaglesnation #nfl #nickfoles #bwunlimited #charity #charityfundraising #eventplanning #auctionitems #charityauctionitems #fundraisingsuccess #instagood #fundraisingideas #fundraising #instagram #charityauctionitem #bwunlimitedcharityfundraising #liveauction #silentauction

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Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Floyd “Money” Mayweather autograph signing

NEW:  From our recent autograph signing with Floyd “Money” Mayweather, plenty of incredible plus very different item’s available for your upcoming charity live or silent auction.  Ask for our catalogs at http://www.BWUnlimited.com

#boxing #floydmayweather #authenticautographs #autograph #charity #charityfundraising #fundraising #bwunlimited #auctionitem #auctionitems #Instagram #bwunlimited #instagood #forcharity #Instagram #nonprofit #eventplanning

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Authenticity:  100% proof that the autographed item you have is real.  BW Unlimited Charity Fundraising believes that you can never have enough proof and our level of proof is unmatched in the world of #charity autograph providers.  All of our items are authenticated by JSA or PSA/DNA, the absolute standard in autograph authenticator and all of our items come complete with a photo of the item actually being signed.  NO ONE, NO OTHER CHARITY PROVIDER can even come close.  Ensure you are getting real, authentic autographed items in a charity world filled with counterfeiters.  Only accept the best, ask BW Unlimited Charity Fundraising for help.  If we can help you or your charity, contact us at http://www.BWUnlimited.com 

#authenticautographs #eventplanning #charity #charityfundraising #fundraising #bwunlimited #auctionitem #auctionitems #forcharity #authentic #nonprofit #nonprofitfundraising #silentauction #liveauction

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Watch “#Charity TV Episode #11: How to maximize your Event Marketing” on YouTube

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Houdini was a magician, not an Auctioneer !!!

Houdini was a magician, not an Auctioneer !!!

Over the past several months, we have broken records for our business, helping more charities than ever.  We are helping more charities plan, manage & host events than we ever have.

But with this, especially as we transgress our great country, we are faced with several issues which plague charities.  Most of the problems arise from not being educated and still believing in the various myths that still exist.

speedo-wearing-flag-carrying-mountain-climberCharities, or I should say the people who make up the charity and actually planning their next fundraiser, tend to live in a “Fantasy Land.”  It’s not their fault, you must understand but trying to educate them so that they not only better understand the “Reality of Charity Fundraising” is harder than trying climb Mount Everest backward in a “Speedo and flip flops.” 

 

Charities don’t want to believe that the items donated to them are not going to bring full value (aka Retail Value).  The refuse to believe it – in fact, while I am often am talking to them about their fundraising, they stare blankly back at me with a dazed look on their face.  The reality is that they never go back and look to track what the items they had at their event, actually did or how they performed.

Sadly, charities (I am truly talking about the people) don’t think when seeking donated items, what kind of items they should be going after.  And, here is where you want to rip my head off, don’t truly care about the business who donated the item, they only care about how much money they could possibly make from the sale of it.  How do I know?  Because I use to be the “Donation King.”  I had it down to a science.  But then when I really figured it out…that is when I became a Donation God!!! 

Are you ready for a dose of reality?  Are you sure?  Before I go into it, let me tell you photography-quotes-reality-welcome-to-reality-Favim_com-581101-500x264a little story.  I was helping a charity at an event which they had donated some very high end art.  In fact, they brought in the artist from out of the country – six (6) in total – all from South America.  The artists insisted that it had to be displayed in a very high trafficked area with amazing visibility of the artwork.  Understand that the event was very high end and the place, high end as well.  But…I know the reality of the reality.  I asked the artist if there were “Reserves” on the art which they said there were none.  I explained to the Artist what may happen and they obviously disagreed with me.  The pieces ranged (retail mind you) from $7,000.00 to $15,000.00 Retail – original art.  Because they wanted the art to be prominent, I ensured that everyone could see it and it was the centerpoint.  This same art took up the majority of the Live Auction.  Again, I asked them if they would be upset if it did not receive high bids, they laughed and shook their heads as if I was telling a joke.  Well during the live auction as I began to sell the art, the room fell silent (can you hear the crickets?).  The highest bid for the art was $350.00 for a $15,000.00 piece of art.  Then at the end of the evening, one of the buyers tried to back out of the bid so that he could buy items from us (our No Risk Auction Items – Mike Tyson autographed Boxing Trunks and a Sugar Ray Leonard/Roberto Duran dual signed Boxing Glove).  The artists were devastated but came over to me after the event and thanked me for educating them while asking if they should ever do it again – I told them no.

I could provide you with example such as when a donor was present at an event and the item which his business (which he was the owner of) donated an item worth $900.00 and it sold for $45.00 – he walked out immediately after seeing it sell for that amount furious.

 

 

houdini_handcuff_kingLadies & Gentlemen, I am sorry if you think differently, but Auctioneers are not Magicians.  We auctioneers cannot turn water into wine or make money fly magically out of people’s pockets.  Not one auctioneer in the world can.  You have to provide people with items or experiences that they would want.  Unfortunately, in the example above with the Artists, our Decor items sold higher than their original art – I find that sad.

 

Furthermore, charities must market the items which they have and will be available to bid on.  Facebook and email newsletters are perfect for this.  But putting people in a room and expecting them to bid on stuff just because…doesn’t happen. 

Another myth – this one will probably sting so gear up – people do not bid on items at your charity fundraiser because they are helping your charity.  This is 100% false.  What is true is this – they bid on items that are attractive, that they want.  The items that get the most bids are Hard to find items, things they have never seen before or Travel Experiences.  If this weren’t true, why do people get buyers remorse and try to return the items the following day?  Charities tend to think people walk in the door blind folded with a stack of $100 bills in their pockets and just throw it up in the air…wherever it lands is what they are going to buy and say “Well it’s for charity” – That is totally false and those days are over.

Be smart about what you are doing, be strategic when seeking donations and then market your donations as much as humanly possible.  Use Facebook religiously to market your event and the items available.

Something else very important – why is it acceptable to pay a venue for food & drinks, a florist for floral arrangements but not to use consigned items and travel on your live and silent auction?  I’ll leave you with that thought.

If you would like to learn how seek and get incredible donated items while ensuring the donors are happy by the result and how to also absolutely ensure that those items bring an amazing amount of money – or if you would like to learn more about how to host a successful charity fundraising event and how to plan your fundraising platforms such as the Live & Silent Auction effectively, contact us at www.BWUnlimited.com, we would love to help you exceed your fundraising goals.

 

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It’s fantastic to see the pieces we designed do very well and make people smile for our charity friends and family all over the country.  This one is in Texas for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office.  If we can help you, contact us at http://www.BWUnlimited.com

#police #lawenforcement #charity #auction #auctionitem #auctionitems #charityfundraising #texas #texaslawenforcement #lawenforcementfundraising #forcharity #nonprofit #auctionswork #nonprofitfundraising #silentauction #benefitauctioneer #eventplanning #charityauction #instagram #bwunlimited #instagood

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

What an honor to be helping our Real American Heroes with another Gala Charity Auction.  If we can help you, contact us at http://www.BWUnlimited.com 

#veterans #veteran #army #navy #airforce #marines 

#forcharity #fundraising #liveauction #silentauction #benefitauctioneer #eventplanning #charityauction #nonprofit #auctionswork #nonprofit #nonprofitfundraising #instagood #instagram #bwunlimited #georgewooden #military #militaryfundraising

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2017 in Uncategorized