We are noticing more and more nonprofits eliminating their silent auctions from their key fundraising auction events. When we ask what the reasons are, these are the most common remarks: 1. “They require too much work and manpower.” 2. “We don’t raise that much money with the silent auction.” 3. “We don’t have enough volunteers […]
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Why are Silent Auctions dwindling at Fundraisers?
Wine Auction for Your Fundraiser
Wine is one of the most popular items to sell at fundraising benefit auction events. Remember to check your state laws regarding selling wine at fundraisers as some states have laws prohibiting it and others have none at all (another great reason to have a professional benefit auctioneer handle your auction). There are many ways […]
How should volunteers be utilized at my Fundraising Auction Event?
Volunteers are an extremely important part of your fundraising event!! Here are a list of “jobs” that your volunteers need to be placed in for optimal success from Mike Grigg at Elite Auctions & Fundraising Services: Live auction and fund a need recorders. We recommend that you utilize three volunteers in this position to eliminate […]
Top Ten Biggest Mistakes Made at a Fundraising Auction Event
10. Poor item display and lack of power point slides or video to spotlight items during the auction. 9. Poor lighting 8. Using no or small print bid numbers 7. Not making adequate announcements during silent auction 6. Starting the live auction too late 5. Not enough or no ringmen (bid spotters) 4. Beginning the live […]
Live Auctions vs. Silent Auctions
Most of your auction attendees have more fun with the live auction versus the silent auction at a charity event. However, in order to sell a lot of low to mid-range valued items for a charity event in a short period of time and keep your audience captivated, a silent auction should be utilized. Charity auctions should have no more than […]