Ask friends and family to donate their talent and time to offer as prizes. Many people have special skills that others may be interested in learning. Examples include photography, computer programming, guitar, knitting and yoga. Others may hold positions such as accountants, financial planners, lawyers, editors, massage therapists and hairstylists, and may be willing to donate their service as an auction item. Each auction winner can donate directly through your fundraiser campaign. The closer people see you getting to your goal, the more inclined they’ll be to donate.