Silent Auction Pricing Tips

These 10 pricing tips for silent auction items will definitely help you raise more money. Silent auction pricing is an art that strikes a fair balance between bidding from bargain hunters and dedicated supporters.Top 10 Silent Auction Pricing TipsAssign all bidders a number (don’t use names)Don’t have too many silent auction itemsBundle small or similar […]

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 […]

Charity Benefit Auction Training Courses

Want to raise more money at your next fundraising auction? These charity benefit auction training courses provide everything you need to double or triple your auction results.Whether you are an auction novice or an experienced veteran, these 12 training courses created by charity benefit expert and professional auctioneer Sherry Truhlar deliver the goods. They are […]

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 […]

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 IdeasSilent Auction – New or gently used purses […]

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  particular […]

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 […]

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 items […]

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 AuctionThe more organized you are, the more funds you’ll raise. […]

Fundraising Networking Events

Hosting a business meet-and-greet networking event as a fundraiser for your cause is a great way to raise funds. In areas with lots of young professionals, networking events are a popular way to make business connections and its easy to add some fundraising activities to these types of get-togethers.Fundraising networking events for a good cause […]

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 […]

Fun Raising Friday 19

Time for another look at 10 fun fundraising event ideas from across the country. This Fun Raising Friday roundup features fun fundraisers like The Betty Bash, the Running Of The Roaches, and a glass pumpkin art fundraiser where 1,400 pieces sold out in just two hours.The best fundraisers are ones that are a lot of […]

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 […]