Silent auctions are often the “shopping” area of a gala. Guests browse, taking only seconds to judge if they should bid.
If your committee can keep attention on details up until the bidding opens, there are rewards to be had. Browsers become bidders.
Here are three videos with some silent auction tips and how-to advice for your committee to review. From fun in the auction to amazing table set up, the payoff is a more successful auction, and that’s what everyone wants.
Silent auction entertainment? Maybe. For the 20-something crowd
Come to your senses to sell silent auction donations
How to display silent auction items at your benefit auction fundraiser.
I’d love to hear about your most popular silent auction item. What did your committee procure that turned browsers into excited bidders?
Leave any comments below.
Sandy Rees says
Great stuff Sherry! One of my clients has an auction event and they have several things that are very popular. One is a package of goodies from the local University sports programs, including dinner with the popular football coach. Another is 50 movie tickets. Another is tickets and other goodies for the area’s amusement park.