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 […]

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 ItemsYour Group – Start with the family, friends, […]

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 TipsSaturday Night – You’ll raise more money by holding your […]

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 […]

Service Auction Fundraiser

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 are […]

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 should […]

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 next […]

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 an […]

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 you […]

Silent Auction Jewelry Display Ideas

One of the most important silent auction ideas is to display your items properly so they’ll attract top bids. The more expensive the auction item, the greater the need for an eye-catching and attractive display. So what are some good display ideas for jewelry items at your silent auction?Fundraising consultant and professional auctioneer Sherry Truhlar […]

Selecting A Professional Auctioneer

Many non-profit groups don’t use a professional auctioneer when doing a live auction and that’s a big mistake. Saving money by not using a professional to conduct your live auction is like saving money on gas by not driving your car. Sure, you’ll get where you want to go, but it’s going to take a […]

Best Silent Auction Items

It’s obvious that the best silent auction items are those that attract multiple bids and sell for more than fair market value. So which items sell best at silent auctions?Fundraising auction consultant and auctioneer Sherry Truhlar from Red Apple Auctions explains which item categories always sell well and what to avoid selling. Read more of […]

10 School Auction Themes

Here are ten ideas for school auction themes that are easy to do and won’t break the budget. At any fundraising event, you want a theme that’s fun and readily encourages attendees to get in the spirit of the event. If everyone’s having fun, then they are much more likely to get involved in bidding […]

25 Live Charity Auction Ideas

Here are 25 great live auction ideas for your next charity event that have raised more than their stated value. These live auction items sparked bidding wars because they were so desirable and were among the top performing ideas from all the items offered at 50 charity auctions.These ideas for live auction items can be […]

10 Silent Auction Ideas For Extra Profits

Here are 10 silent auction ideas that are guaranteed to help you raise more money with your next silent auction. There’s an art to doing silent auctions in a way that maximizes the amount raised, with many of these ideas being almost the direct opposite to the approach most groups are using.We’ll take a look […]

Fundraiser Raffle vs Silent Auction

Many groups wonder whether a raffle fundraiser will raise more funds than a silent auction fundraiser offering the same items. Unsurprisingly, the answer is a qualified maybe because it depends on a wide variety of factors.Listed below are the factors you should consider when choosing between a raffle fundraiser and a silent auction:Silent auction event […]

Silent Auction Ideas – Balloon Rides

If you’re looking for some good silent auction ideas, offering hot air balloon rides is an easy way to raise lots of money. The neat thing about it is that it won’t cost you anything to include several balloon rides in your silent auction because a company called Fundraising Rides handles everything, including the auction […]

Celebrity Charity Auctions

Many companies competed to put celebrity charity auctions on the Web during the first Internet boom. An online charity auction opens up the bidding to a wider audience and takes up less time and space.Charities have long sold items owned by celebrities, but eBay and the Internet have pumped new life into this fundraising technique.Celebrity […]

Chinese Auction

Chinese auctions are very similar to silent auctions except they have a raffle component added to the mix. The bidding on items is done by ticket instead of by a written bid.In a Chinese auction, customers buy a number of tickets for a set price, then use the tickets to bid on the items on […]