want to donate an item?
We're looking for items that would appeal to environmental educators at all price points to include in our auctions and raffle. Our in-person silent auction, featuring smaller dollar and physically large items, is often a hilarious highlight for our conference attendees - with enthusiastic bidders jostling to get the last possible bid on the most coveted items. For more expensive and/or digitally delivered items, we offer an online auction that's open for a couple of weeks. We also host a raffle in-person at the conference, offering the chance to win baskets of items.
This year's events will raise funds for EENC scholarships mini-grants. EENC recognizes in-kind sponsors at the same levels as cash.
Ready to donate? Contact EENC's Executive Director and tell us about your item. We'll want to know about the item, the estimated value, and how it can be delivered (ex: "it can be emailed," "we can mail it to you or directly to the winning bidder", "I'm attending the conference and I'll bring it with me.")
The EENC team will review all items. We will contact you within a few weeks to let you know if your item has been accepted or not and to arrange EENC's acquisition of the item. Please note: We reserve the right to refuse any donations that we do not think will be a good fit for our audience. You, as the donor of this item, are responsible for getting the item to EENC, whether it be by mail, email, or in-person drop off.
Thank you for your continued support of EENC!
Example items that have been popular the past include restaurant and experience vouchers, vacation packages, and gift certificates for: local businesses, camping/hiking/naturalist gear, local goodies, nature-themed (new) clothes and accessories, and handmade art!