Charity Benefits Unlimited

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Charity Benefits Unlimited® works behind the scenes to make your auction fundraising events simple on you and successful for your organization. As a locally owned and operated company with over 30 years of experience in fundraising and memorabilia, you and your guests may rest assured that all signed items are 100% authentic and include Certificates of Authenticity. In addition to collecting many of our signed items in person, CBU uses nationally known signature authenticators for all items obtained outside of our company. We provide our services to over 150 charities and organizations every year, a number that continues to grow. Regardless of your event’s size, demographics, or fundraising goal, CBU is dedicated to making it a success!

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Meet The Team

Kyle Bell

Master Memorabilialist

The government will neither deny nor confirm his involvement in the destruction and rebuilding of the Egyptian pyramids.

Lori Evans

Head Number Cruncher

She once built an entire house...out of individual MS Excel cells...literally.

Noelle Kranz

Crew Chief

After leaving the Elite Israeli Secret Service Noelle has dedicated her life trying to prove the governmental Velcro conspiracy.

Oliver Keller

Mission Control "Flight"

Genius by day, German technical support operator for the Schleich German Toy company by night, specializing in toy assembly.

James Hunt

Creator of all Things

James once wrestled Batman out of his suit, which he now wears as his PJ's.

Scott Nickels

Pounder of Pavements

Once scaled the tallest building in Chicago only to tell King Kong a joke. We now utilize his tracking abilities for good, not evil.

Larry Pearson

Shipping Logistisist

Lawrence struck it rich when a torn pair of under britches led to the invention of expensive shredded designer jeans.

Haley Rhodes

Eventologist

Can quote Charlie Sheen like an AK47 spits out shells....seashells shaped like cats...cats and sugar gliders.

Spenser Scheinman

Eventologist

Spenser's fourth great-grandfather created the ultimate party college, ASU. His third great-grandfather then founded the U of A to correct the mistake.

Darcy Graham

Mission Impossiblist

Once balanced a checkbook on the back of her horse while reciting the entire movie, The Princess Bride.

Cortney Weedman

Eventologist

Once fought a beaver using only a sling shot made out of her makeup bag then tickled a bear to death with spirit fingers.

Kaitlyn Bishop

First Impressionist

After leaving Justin Timberlake's backup dance crew, Kaitlyn became a one-hit wonder with the song "Got Applesauce in My Overalls."

Chris Warmbold

Head Negotiator

After creating the Hummer for the military in the 90s, he now spends his days creating finishing moves for wrestlers in eastern Lithuania.

Jesse Green

Eventologist

Once closed the sale of a used Justin Bieber fedora while baking brownies and bathing his pet Bald Eagle, Ursula.

Andi Bell

Auction Fulfillmentalist

Andi helps collect payment from our auction bidders. She can be reached at (480) 837-0090 or andi@cbuauctions.com.

Francine Leister

Auction Fulfillmentalist

Francine helps collect payment from our auction bidders. She can be reached at (602)568-8596 or francine@cbuauctions.com.

Charity Auctions

No matter the size of your event, Charity Benefits Unlimited® will work with you to exceed your fundraising goals! We will provide items of your choice to your organization on a consignment basis, with no financial obligation or risk on your part. Items that do not sell at your event will be returned to us at no additional cost to you.

Charity Benefits Unlimited® makes organizing and managing a fundraising event fun, easy and stress-free. Our services can help you take your fundraising event to the next level and are available at no cost to you. As you plan your event, Charity Benefits Unlimited® offers you complete access to our extensive product collection at true wholesale pricing.

With their experience of working over 150 fundraising events yearly, our fundraising specialists are able to help you strategically choose the best items for your event’s demographic, and can even be present at your event to set up and answer any questions. Professionally designed bid sheets are also offered for all of your auction items, including your organization’s own donated items. After the conclusion of the event, if some bidders choose not to take their winnings with them, items may be picked up from our Scottsdale showroom or can be shipped to the winning bidders for a nominal fee.

Throughout the process of planning and executing your event, there is no cost or risk to you!

Our friendly and knowledgeable fundraising specialists will work with you to determine the auction items best suited for your event, either through our website or in person in our Scottsdale showroom.

From exclusive sports, celebrity, music and entertainment memorabilia, to exotic vacation packages and more, we will provide you with the perfect items for your auction.

Since CBU donates 25% of each opening bid back to your organization, you are guaranteed to raise funds with even one bid. For every dollar bid thereafter, 100% of the funds will go right back to you. Plus, since all items are on consignment, any items that do not sell in your auction are simply returned back to us at no charge!

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  1. The opening bid for a particular item is set at $100.
  2. 25% of this opening bid is automatically donated back to you ($25).
  3. The item sells for $500.
  4. You will receive $425 for that item and CBU will receive $75 (75% of the starting bid).

Our fundraising specialists are here to serve you! Below is a list of the services available for your event.

  • Item Selection
  • Auction Management
  • Payment Processing
  • Bid Sheet Design and Printing
  • Auction Item Set Up
  • Post-Event Item Shipping and Local Delivery

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News

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Happy 75th birthday, Batman!

All of us at CBU hope you’re having a wonderful #batmanday!  Here’s some Batman related humor for you:

Q: What position did Bruce Wayne play on his little-league team?

A: He was the bat-boy.

Q: What does Batman put in his beverages?

A: Just ice.

Q: What is it called when Batman leaves church early?

A: Christian Bale.

Q: Did you hear about the new #batman actor?

A: Christian Bale fans have really Ben Affleckted by it.

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Welcome to our new website!

Check, one, two…are we finally live? Ok good, let’s get this started.

Welcome to our new website! We have been working on this for months now—and our whole staff is thrilled that we can finally welcome you aboard and to give you the grand tour. You will find all sorts of information from how our work can help your organization raise funds exponentially, to stories about some of the exceptional people we have affected on the front lines. Our website is there to give you a glimpse into our office, what we do, and how we go about doing it. However, if you have any questions, never hesitate to contact us directly! Our spot on customer service team is always willing to chat.

To all of our customers, we have an opportunity for you to help us spread the word!

Like and share this post on Facebook to enter to win a $100.00 gift certificate to use on any of our merchandise! Do you work for a 501c3? If you win and have an event coming up, even better. We’ll donate an 8×10 signed photo or one of our special edition laser signed pieces to your event—on us. Contest ends Friday, July 25, 2014.

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Top Tips for Success

Every year, we set up nearly a thousand silent auctions. Some are more successful than others—and we’ve discovered that the host of the auction can take a few simple steps that can significantly make or break how much you raise for your cause.

  1. Location, location, location: Placing your silent auction in an area that is going to have high foot traffic for the duration of your event can drastically increase bids. Areas next to bars, buffets, and busy pathways tend to drive success. Avoid the “out of sight, out of mind” factor.
  2. Make it known: Advertising the items at your silent auction will help drive interest, encouraging your donors to bid. If there is any opportunity to advertise before the event—awesome. We encourage you to make frequent announcements regarding the progress of your auction. A countdown in the final minutes are important to boost competitive bidding.
  3. Variety is the spice of life: Having a variety of items at different price points is critical to having a successful silent auction. We want everyone to be involved, regardless of demographic.
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Thursday means it’s Jersey Day!

Every Thursday we invite our employees (and lovely customers) to wear a jersey in the office! After all, we deal heavily with sports memorabilia so it fits the theme – and is super comfortable!

(And for those customers that participate, you’ll get an extra 10% discount!)

See you soon!

 

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Charity Benefits Unlimited makes organizing and managing YOUR fundraising event fun, easy and stress-free. We can help you take YOUR fundraising event to the next level and our services are available with no risk and at no cost to you.