Fundraiser Help: Fundraising Auctions

Fundraising auction ideas for both silent auctions and live auctions. Advice covering the different fundraiser auction types plus how to get more item donations, tips on displaying your silent auction items, and lots more helpful ideas.

Starting Bid vs Minimum Bid

Sometimes people get confused about two important auction terms, the starting bid versus the minimum bid. Auction terminology can be confusing, even for those who regularly help out with charity auctions, live auctions, silent auctions, etc. And who better to explain the difference than one of the top charity auctioneers in the country, Sherry Truhlar […]

Purse Auction Fundraiser Ideas

A purse auction fundraiser is an easy way to raise funds as either a standalone event or as part of a larger gathering. There are several variations on the purse auction, but the basic premise is offering new or gently used purses through an auction format. Purse Auction Ideas Silent Auction – New or gently […]

Top 10 Silent Auction Items

Want to raise more money with your next silent auction? This list of the top 10 silent auction items is a great place to start! There are certain items that always sell well at any charity auction, so check out this list of auction tips for the best silent auction items that sell well. This  […]

Charity Auctioneer Tips

Charity Auctioneer Tips – Using a professional auctioneer will do wonders for your charity auction, but how do you go about selecting the right one? Obviously, you want the one who’s going to do the best job of raising funds for your nonprofit organization, but what questions do you ask? Charity auctioneer Sherry Truhlar from […]

Promote Your Auction Fundraiser On Facebook

Facebook posts are a great way to promote your auction fundraiser online. Whether it’s a school auction fundraiser or a charity gala, Facebook is effective for building excitement and generating bidding interest both before and during your fundraiser.   You can also use these auction promotion tips on other social media sites like Google Plus, […]

Auction Donations From Pro Sports Teams

Another good way to get fundraising auction donations is to contact professional sports teams. Every pro sports team has a policy of supporting nonprofit organizations in their area by donating items that the groups can use to raise funds. The good news is that this donation request is fairly easy to do and the donated […]

Silent Auction Do’s & Dont’s

Putting together a great silent auction is hard work, but many groups make some simple mistakes that cost them a lot of lost revenue. Here are some silent auction ideas, i.e. Do’s & Don’ts, to help you maximize your fundraising success. How To Run A Silent Auction The more organized you are, the more funds […]

Q4 Silent Auction Items Ideas

It’s a fact that some silent auction items sell better than others. And in Q4, these types of silent auction items will be your bestsellers or at least attract the most bids. Basically, the best silent auction item ideas for Q4 are all about enjoying the holidays. I’m talking about holiday related items like decorations, […]

Fundraising Auction Tips: Meet, Greet & Thank

One of the best fundraising auction tips is to warmly meet and greet each guest and afterward, thank them for attending and for their support. The whole idea is to make each guest feel welcome and appreciated. And nothing says we appreciate your support better than a personal thank you within 24 hours of your […]

101 Fundraising Auction Donations Sources

An extensive list of sources for fundraising auction donations from companies with links to online donation request information for each business. These fundraising auction donation sources provide items ranging from $25 gift cards all the way up to cruise ship vacations. This list will save you hours of time compared to finding all these fundraising […]

Tips For Running A Silent Auction

Silent auctions are a great way to raise money, but require a lot of coordinated effort. These tips for running a silent auction will help you procure more items, liven up your event, get everything setup right, make it run smoothly, and maximize your results. Procuring Silent Auction Items Your Group – Start with the […]

50 Fundraising Auction Tips

At charity events, the fundraising auction activity is what raises the most money. Here are 50 fundraising auction tips to help you maximize your success with advice on both live and silent auctions, plus how to blend them together for best results. 25 Live Fundraising Auction Tips Saturday Night – You’ll raise more money by […]

Raffle Fundraiser Ideas For Men

Raffle Fundraiser Ideas For Men – Unique fundraiser ideas are a great way to raise more funds and a raffle fundraiser for guys will add fun and excitement to any fundraising event. Let’s face it. Men are easily bored at charity events and if you want to hold their interest, you need some raffles or […]

Add Excitement To Your Fundraising Event

The best way to raise more money at your fundraising event is to add more fun and excitement. An easy way to do that is to add some dramatic flair with raffles and prize drawings that grab everyone’s interest. By adding attention-getting raffle drums and prize wheels, you will increase participation in your raffles and […]

Raise Funds With A Service Auction

Another easy way to raise funds is with a service auction or skills auction. Essentially you are raising money by offering the skills and services of your supporters to the highest bidder. These are skills or services that people are already paying for, so its easy to get bidders interested in these types of auction […]

Auction Consignment Items

A great way to raise more funds at your next charity auction event is to include consignment items in your live or silent auction. The major advantage is that you can raise more money without any risk because consignment items that don’t sell have no risk or obligation to pay. Auction consignment items for charity […]

Charity Auction Services

If you are considering using a charity auction service, here are a list of things to consider when selecting an auction services company. The key thing is what they are going to do to help you raise more money at your event because the bottom line is what it’s all about. A charity auction service […]

Unique Silent Auction Items & Ideas

One of the best ideas to raise more money at your silent auction is by offering unique items. These unique silent auction items ideas may be related to a particular theme, be handcrafted, involve exotic destinations, or offer unusual experiences. So, how do you go about finding and gathering these type of items for your […]

Auction Donation Ideas

Getting enough auction items donated to sell at your charity event is a tough task. Sometimes, the best ideas for auction donations come from thinking outside the box about new or unusual sources. Here are some auction donation ideas you may not have thought of, courtesy of Sherry Truhlar of Red Apple Auctions. Sherry is […]

Silent Auction Ideas – Vacation Rentals

Looking for silent auction ideas that will add to your bottom line without any upfront cost? Offering vacation rentals at your silent auction will add thousands of dollars in extra profits with very little work on your part. So what’s the secret to raising money with vacation rental packages without any hassles? Its easy if […]

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