As we close out Q1, here are the Top 20 experiences sold in events.  It was a high-performing quarter for organizations!  This will give you several ideas to consider for your upcoming fundraisers:

  1. Red River Gorge with Kayaks
  2. Private Costa Rican Villa
  3. US Open Golf Experience
  4. American West Family Adventure
  5. Jackson Hole Summer Adventure
  6. VIP at Churchill Downs
  7. Escape to Paradise in Belize, Costa Rica, or Cabo
  8. Kentucky Bourbon Trail for 2 or 4
  9. Country Music Awards
  10. 2023 Kentucky Derby
  11. Sonoma Valley Couples Getaway
  12. Tickets – NFL Playoffs & Super Bowl
  13. America’s Cup Sailing – SD
  14. Discover Oregon Wine Country
  15. Explore Hot Springs, Arkansas
  16. Napa Caves & Cabernets
  17. Napa Sip & Soar
  18. Nashville Stay and Play
  19. Pro Sports Fan Experience
  20. Rocky Mountain Wildlife Adventure

Categories of Experiences Sold: Adventure 42%, Food, Wine & Spirits 24%, Sporting Events 19%, Sea, Sun & Sand 9%, Entertainment 6%

Air Travel vs. Driving Distance:
71% air travel – donor had to fly to the experience
29% within a 4-5 hour drive of a donor’s physical location

Favorite Auction Item in Q1: Private Costa Rica Villa. This experience has been on fire and raised a lot of money for clients in Q1. An organization in Cleveland sold it 2x on Saturday night and made $28,000 profit on this ONE experience!

16th Hole Skybox at WMO: We sent close to 100 donors in 2022. It was a big seller and many organizations are asking for it again in 2023.  The current issue is Super Bowl LVII is in Phoenix at the same time – likely the greatest sports weekend ever! We are not exactly sure when we will have the details for 2023. If you would like to be put on the wait list, please email me. Tickets WILL go quickly.

We have 150+ experiences to offer your donors. You only pay for an item if it sells, keep 100% over the cost and can sell experiences multiple times.