Online Silent Auctions

In this section of our blog, we’ll provide the best tips, strategies and trends to help you run the most effective and profitable online silent auction ever!

3 Reasons Why You Should Include Consignment Items in Your Next Silent Auction

2019-07-11T14:37:31-04:00September 4th, 2018|

Congratulations! You’ve successfully orchestrated a fundraising event, and you and your team are putting the finishing touches on your plans before your event goes live. Your final task in the planning process is to make sure you have amazing silent auction items for your guests to bid on in order to increase your proceeds. [...]

[Webinar Series] How to Run a Successful Silent Auction

2019-05-29T22:06:01-04:00August 28th, 2018|

Silent auctions are a staple for most fundraising events. Not only do they give your supporters a fun and engaging way to donate to your cause, but they help increase your bottom line! In our September Webinar, we discussed exactly how you can run your most successful silent auction ever, covering topics like: Incorporating [...]

5 Silent Auction Rules for a Your Best Auction Yet

2019-08-09T02:43:17-04:00February 15th, 2018|

Nobody can deny the positive impact a silent auction has on a fundraising event. Silent auctions create an additional revenue stream for your fundraising initiative and provide a competitive and engaging activity for guests to participate in while still learning about and supporting a great cause. Although silent auctions have been a staple at [...]

6 Tips for Using Fundraising Emails to Promote Your Online Auction

2019-03-02T14:37:55-04:00December 17th, 2017|

For most nonprofits, email communication is a critical part of annual strategy. Whether fundraising emails are being scheduled to help drive support for an upcoming initiative, attendance for a fundraising event, or simply to give monthly updates about the nonprofit, email strategy is not something to overlook! At the same time, we’ve seen a [...]

How Does a Mobile Silent Auction Work?

2019-07-11T10:04:57-04:00March 29th, 2017|

By now, many in the fundraising industry have heard about mobile fundraising, and most likely acknowledge the benefits of switching to a mobile fundraising system. Still, not everyone knows exactly how a mobile silent auction actually works or how to run a successful mobile auction! In this post, we will walk you through the [...]

Choosing the Right Fundraising Auction

2019-03-02T14:37:58-04:00October 3rd, 2016|

Many of our clients and fellow fundraising hosts often ask which kind of auction is best for their fundraiser. This is a great question – there are many kinds of fundraising auctions out there, and choosing the right fundraising format can greatly boost your proceeds and enhance the experience for your donors. In order [...]

Why Silent Auction Bid Sheets Are Dead

2019-07-11T10:00:21-04:00September 25th, 2016|

As fundraising professionals, there are certain fundraising traditions that we 100% stand by. One of these traditions is the silent auction, a tried-and-true method to help fundraising events increase proceeds. But while there are many fundraising traditions that we support, there are just as many that we know can change for the better. The most [...]

How to Run a Successful Silent Auction

2019-05-10T12:08:48-04:00June 17th, 2016|

If you’ve found this page, chances are you recognize the positive impact that a successful silent auction can have on your fundraising event. In this post, I’m going to tell you not only how to run a successful silent auction, but how to make it the biggest revenue driver on the day / night [...]

How I Raised My Boston Marathon Pledge Money

2019-03-02T14:38:03-04:00February 1st, 2016|

Were you lucky enough to be selected by a non-profit to represent their cause for this year’s Boston Marathon? As part of your guaranteed entry, have you committed to a pledge amount to help support your non-profit? And finally, are you worried about raising your full marathon pledge amount? In this post, I am going [...]

The Definitive List of Best Silent Auction Items

2019-03-02T14:37:52-04:00December 4th, 2015|

So you’ve decided to use a silent auction at your fundraiser. You may have even identified a mobile fundraising platform to expand your reach and raise more money. But before finalizing plans for your fundraiser, you will first need to collect the best silent auction items! A great first step here is identifying the best [...]