Silent Auctions

A Successful Live Auction is Like a Circus

Posted on 27 May 2009

Have you ever thought about a live auction as being like a circus?  It’s true!  During the auction all eyes are focused on the stage to your ringmaster, the auctioneer.  Any great circus has many other performers to make the event a success.  Your auction also needs “ring people” to help the person on stage […]

Children’s Hospital Benefit a Great Success

Posted on 18 February 2009

Dear Ms. Sims, We just finished our second annual fund-raiser to benefit our medical/dental pediatric patients at Medical College of Georgia Children’s Medical Center in Augusta, GA. I am writing to you because your newsletter has been an invaluable tool to teach me how to be more successful in raising funds for this effort. I […]

Advantages to a Silent Auction Fundraiser

Posted on 19 February 2008

Silent auctions are a popular way to raise funds at a charity benefit event. You’ll find that most attendees are already familiar with how they work. But in short, at a silent auction items are placed for display and bidders sign a sheet with a name or bidder number and bidding amount. The winner of […]

Preview of Latest Harry Potter Film Raises $140,000 for Make A Wish and Pediatric Oncology

Posted on 16 July 2007

Harry Potter fans were given a special advance screening of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” at the Fifth Wizard’s Ball, a fund-raising event for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan and also for the Pediatric Oncology Resource Team. The event was held at Celebration Cinema North of Grand Rapids. They raised $140,000 for the […]

Charity Auctions – A Basic Primer

Posted on 10 July 2007

Many community and non profit agencies use auctions as a way to raise funds. This is a fundraising technique that has been used successfully for many years. Often live auctions are the center of attention for a special event. Silent auctions can be a natural add-on to other fundraising plans. And finally, online auctions have […]

Barn Dance & Auction Raise $153,000 for Special Needs Children

Posted on 28 June 2007

The Horses for Healing Barn Dance on June 9th was attended by 450 people. It is their largest fund-raiser for the year, and includes a silent auction. The Bentonville, Arkansas charity helps special needs children in Northwest Arkansas. This year’s event was quite popular, as the charity chose to combine their fall concert with their […]

Creative Silent Auction Baskets

Posted on 12 April 2007

The third annual Wichita Falls (TX) Youth Symphony Orchestra Play-a-Thon event was a great success, with the majority of funds being raised by the silent auction. I’ve been to many silent auctions and this one had one of the best presentations I’d ever seen. All of the auction items were attractively packaged in wicker baskets […]