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 of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fundraising Event Tips: Use Multiple Auctions

As part of our fundraising event tips series, this article covers why you should use multiple auctions at your event. Having an auction at your event is a “must do” for groups wanting to raise serious money, but don’t forget that by using different auction formats you can take your fundraising to the next level.Here […]

Impact Auction Boosts Fundraising Event Results

An impact auction at a fundraising event is also known as a paddle raise. At large fundraising events, a professional auctioneer conducts a live auction of large ticket items which eventually go to the highest bidders. During the live auction portion of your event, an impact auction will definitely boost your results.The “impact auction” or […]

Auction Fundraiser Ideas

In general, a live auction fundraiser raises at least 30% more money than a silent one. There is no inherent magic in it but normal human tendency to “get on with something” and the professional touch in identifying your worthwhile “cause” that brings forward this huge difference. Around the country we can see a lot of […]

Fundraising Auction Tips

Fundraising Auction Tips – In a fundraising auction scenario, a live auction raises at least 30% more money than a silent one. There is no inherent magic in it but normal human tendency to “get on with something” and the professional touch in identifying your worthwhile “cause” that brings forward this huge difference.Around the country […]