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New Guide: Silent Auctions Simplified

Lori Halley 17 February 2015 2 comments

Silent Auctions can be fun, engaging and a great way to raise funds. That’s why many home and school groups, non-profits, charities and membership organizations are hosting silent auctions during their events and gatherings. But planning, promoting and executing a successful silent auction involves a lot of moving parts, making coordination a challenge. So, we decided to offer some help.

New guide offers tips for running a successful silent auction

To help kickstart your silent auction success, we’ve partnered with “fundraising visionary” Claire Axelrad, to produce a guide to help get you started and tips to ensure your auction is silent but sensational.

The guide includes advice, tips and ideas based on a number of blog posts on Claire’s Clairification Blog.

This guide delves into:

  • What you’ll need to get started
  • Ways to ensure your silent auction is a success by:
    • Keeping it mission related
    • Creating win-win-win situations
    • Sourcing desirable items
  • Lists of auction items that work, as well as some that don't sell well at all
  • Ideas for sourcing great items
  • Additional resources, including sample forms

If you are a staff person, events chair or fundraising committee member, this guide can simplify silent auctions and help you to create a fun, engaging and lucrative fundraising activity.

Check out our latest guide: Silent Auctions Simplified

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Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Tuesday, 17 February 2015 at 8:30 AM


  • Jessica G, Blanks/USA said:

    Tuesday, 17 February 2015 at 12:18 PM
    Thank you for the insightful overview.
  • Lori said:

    Tuesday, 17 February 2015 at 1:58 PM
    Jessica: You're so welcome. I hope you check out the Silent Auctions Simplified article - which has terrific ideas from Claire Axelrad.
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