Q4 Silent Auction Tips

One of the best silent auction tips is to talk up your auction items to your guests. Every guest is a prospective bidder and during Q4 every guest will be buying holiday gifts.Charity auctioneer Sherry Truhlar provides several tips on how to boost your silent auction results by leveraging the gift-giving needs of your guests. […]

Silent Auction Basket Tips

It’s a given that you want to get the most out of your silent auction donations. These 10 silent auction basket tips will definitely help you maximize your fundraiser results.Most silent auction baskets only attract a handful of bids and sell for about 50% to 60% of their suggested retail value. With these tips, you […]

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, Twitter and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rules For Silent Auctions

You should follow these silent auction rules because you need to have the correct procedures in place. These rules for silent auctions cover legal clauses, bidder registration, item descriptions, the bidding process, and checkout procedures along with some organizational tips.Silent Auction Rules – Legal ClausesYou should include these legal clauses in your bidder registration document. […]

500 Silent Auction Basket Ideas

If you are looking for some silent auction basket ideas, here are 500 ideas for basket themes and fun names for your auction baskets. Browse hundreds of auction basket ideas for men, teens, kids, teachers, fun nights and more.These silent auction themes and categories should help provide the creative spark needed to come up with […]

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 […]