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!

[Webinar Series] Pivot to Virtual Fundraising

2020-03-24T15:06:12-04:00March 23rd, 2020|

It's no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has completely shifted how the world works, plays, & interacts. The event hosting & fundraising space has not be exempt from this either, as nonprofit & charitable organizations rely on events to raise the money required for their mission. Prioritizing the safety & health of communities is [...]

How to Transfer to an Online Auction

2020-03-30T17:47:15-04:00March 13th, 2020|

Amid the current public health landscape and the rise of COVID-19, it is becoming increasingly popular for event hosts to move their fundraisers online. Many fundraising events have collected auction and raffle items that have a finite timeline to be used. With events being postponed for several months, you do not want to risk these [...]

How to Choose the Right Event Payment Solution

2020-03-26T21:58:44-04:00November 25th, 2019|

If there is one thing that event planners absolutely must have, it is an event payment solution. Think about it, how will you be able to process and accept ticket purchases and payments without one? More than just having the ability to process a credit card or perform online payment processing, the right event payment [...]

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

2020-04-02T22:11:41-04:00September 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

2020-03-04T10:22:09-05:00August 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 this webinar, we discussed exactly how you can run your most successful silent auction ever, covering topics like: [...]

5 Silent Auction Rules for a Your Best Auction Yet

2020-03-24T17:41:23-04:00February 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

2020-04-02T21:00:20-04:00December 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?

2020-04-02T21:40:22-04:00March 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

2020-04-02T18:09:49-04:00October 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

2020-04-02T21:22:31-04:00September 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 [...]

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