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 & Dont's, to help you maximize your fundraising success.

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 & Dont's, to help you maximize your fundraising success.

Silent Auction Bid Sheet 5.5 x 8.5 (sku: 100032)

Silent Auction Bid Sheet 5.5 x 8.5 (sku: 100032)

FundraiserHelp.com: Tips For Running A Silent Auction - A detailed overview on how to procure more items, liven up your event, get everything setup right, make it run smoothly, and maximize your results.

Tips For Running A Silent Auction

FundraiserHelp.com: Tips For Running A Silent Auction - A detailed overview on how to procure more items, liven up your event, get everything setup right, make it run smoothly, and maximize your results.

Nice to list silent auction donors at eventJDRF Hope Gala by JDRF Bay Area, via Flickr

Nice to list silent auction donors at eventJDRF Hope Gala by JDRF Bay Area, via Flickr

Silent Auction Ticket Tally Receipt. 2-3/4" x 5" on 2 Part with 100 ...

Silent Auction Ticket Tally Receipt. 2-3/4" x 5" on 2 Part with 100 ...

Charity auctions that include a silent auction component might opt for two tier displays #SilentAuctionDisplayTips

Charity auctions that include a silent auction component might opt for two tier displays #SilentAuctionDisplayTips

Silent Auction Tip: Staggered Table Closing Times. This idea makes it very clear when each silent auction ends and you aren't relying solely on the auctioneer announcements to remind everyone to get their bids in on time.

Fundraising Event Tips: Use Multiple Auctions

Silent Auction Tip: Staggered Table Closing Times. This idea makes it very clear when each silent auction ends and you aren't relying solely on the auctioneer announcements to remind everyone to get their bids in on time.

Get our list of auction basket names!

Get our list of auction basket names!

Neat way to show that item is "SOLD" at the guaranteed price!!!! Raise More Funds at your benefit auction

Neat way to show that item is "SOLD" at the guaranteed price!!!! Raise More Funds at your benefit auction

Charity Auctioneer Jim Miller -  Got Restaurant Gift Cards? Start a "Grub Grab"

Got Restaurant Gift Cards? Start a "Grub Grab"

Charity Auctioneer Jim Miller - Got Restaurant Gift Cards? Start a "Grub Grab"

Mystery Box Auction Fundraising Idea. A mystery box at the CVLHS silent auction attracted plenty of attention.

25+ Fun and Creative Fundraising Ideas

Mystery Box Auction Fundraising Idea. A mystery box at the CVLHS silent auction attracted plenty of attention.

Few people like to paint. Painting services can be very popular and profitable silent auction items!

Last-Minute Tips for Spring Auctions

Few people like to paint. Painting services can be very popular and profitable silent auction items!

This is a great idea for your next silent auction.  We are seeing more and more of our Handbid customers implementing this.  You can set up the wine wall with a set of corks that users can buy right from the app and redeem them for a mystery bag of wine.  Mix in some more expensive wines with some cheaper ones and make it fun.    At the Heritage Elementary school auction on Handbid, their wine wall sold out within minutes.

This is a great idea for your next silent auction. We are seeing more and more of our Handbid customers implementing this. You can set up the wine wall with a set of corks that users can buy right from the app and redeem them for a mystery bag of wine. Mix in some more expensive wines with some cheaper ones and make it fun. At the Heritage Elementary school auction on Handbid, their wine wall sold out within minutes.

Fundraising Auction Planner Infographic

Fundraising Auction Planner Infographic

I like the idea of sending out an idea list, but we'd need to start with our own set of ideas. http://www.charityfundraisingexperts.com/

I like the idea of sending out an idea list, but we'd need to start with our own set of ideas. http://www.charityfundraisingexperts.com/

Silent Auction Class "Basket" Beach Themed. Vera Bradley Flip Flops and gear, Patron, Yeti Cooler, lots of other beach themed gear.

Silent Auction Class "Basket" Beach Themed. Vera Bradley Flip Flops and gear, Patron, Yeti Cooler, lots of other beach themed gear.

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