Many of you may have heard of a Big Board which is an area of the silent auction that showcases the most exclusive or most expensive items in your silent auction. Special signage is created for this area and it is placed in a prominent part of the venue where all your guests can easily…

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A decision that faces most charitable fundraising boards is whether to engage a Professional Auctioneer to run their live auction. In most cases, the use of a Professional Auctioneer maximizes bids (and revenue) for the items that your team worked so hard to secure. A Professional Auctioneer should more than pay form himself/herself by generating…

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Themed Baskets Are Great Silent Auction Ideas

Using themed baskets in your silent auction is a great way to pull small items together to make more profitable packages to sell. Recently, a Murad Auction’s client offered a variety of creative baskets.  I think these will get your creative juices flowing and help you come up with some great baskets for your next…

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Fundraising Ideas--How to Get More Valuable Auction Items Donated

There are several fundraising ideas that non-profits can use to get more valuable auction items donated to increase the profits of their fundraiser.   Fundraising Ideas How do you get higher valued items?  They key is ASKING! Start with your board.  Have everyone pull out a piece of paper and write down the names of business…

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