Do I have to buy these autographs first?
No. For events that would like to have these items present we require only a credit card # to put a pending charge to secure items. Otherwise no charges are made at all for online auctions and in either case, we are only paid once you have been, making sure you keep your full profits and only paying us our agreed upon discount pricing. Easy payment options include money orders, checks, credit card, paypal, etc. We simply ask that payment arrive in a reasonable time from the close of auction.
What are the risks involved with using Charity Works?
I can tell you the risks involved with NOT using our program which is countless dollars and new donors lost by not offering some of the best and most exciting autographs at your fundraisers. The only risk that comes to mind would be adding too many of our items to your live auction. If you do this, you run the risk of over-stocking your live auction with high-end items. This will slow the auction excitement down and that's the last thing we want to do. We'll work with you to determine what items should be in a live auction and which should be in a silent auction, all based on our decade+ of onlne and live auction experience. Otherwise, we've removed every possible risk.
Do you offer discounts to charities?
Yes, EVERY item we will provide to you using our CHARITY WORKS program will be discounted as best we can. We are here to help and will try to make all of them as low priced as possible.
Do you provide donations?
Yes, we even include a FREE donated item for every charity that uses our Charity Works program when they consign 10 items or more.
What happens if an item is damaged while in our possession?
It's probably not going to be a big deal. Most of the time it's a ding or a nick or a cracked glass in a frame, all of which is easily fixable or replaceable. Costs for this are minimal and we'll make sure to use every possible avenue to repair/replace the item at the least possible costs. If an item is damaged during shipment, you are NOT responsible unless you choose to package items other than how we've sent them to you. We package items in a manner that exceeds shipping guidelines and therefore will be covered by an insurance claim which we will handle as well.
Is there a limit on how many items we can consign or how often per year we use your service?
We work with each charity on a case by case basis. If you feel your organization is going to be better served by having 100+ items, we are happy to help, however there are restrictions on such instances where you have to agree that your event will have a determined amount of attendees. It won't help anyone if we send 100 items to an event that only has 100 attendees. I also think once you've used our service for your first fundraiser you'll be immediately planning on using us for your next one so yes, we are at your disposal for all your fundraising events.
Do you offer an affiliate promotion if our charity refers you to other charities for their events?
Yes, we will offer a FREE AUTOGRAPHED ITEM to any organization that refers us to other charities and non-profits who use our services for at least 10 items. Please make sure they are clear to identify your organization when signing up for our CHARITY WORKS cost-free program.
Do these come with Certificates Of Authenticity?
Please refer to the tab “Reputation/Authenticity” as I think that is an important read but yes, every item comes with a UACC Registered Dealer Certificate Of Authenticity as well as often times additional authentication and provenance.
Is this offer good worldwide?
Yes, this program is good worldwide.
Do you advertise for us?
Yes, as often as we can we will make posts on social networking sites, create press releases and/or articles on your event, and create flyers to be posted at local shops. Our goal is to make this your best event ever.