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 auction after the sit down dinner is over
3. Insufficient sound system
2. Not using a fund a need or doing a fund a need incorrectly
1. NOT USING A PROFESSIONAL FUNDRAISING AUCTIONEER AND CONSULTANT!!!!!!