31 Live Auction Ideas That Are Sure to Make a Splash

Posted by Ian Lauth on Apr 2, 2015 9:45:00 AM

Over 30 Live Auction Ideas that are sure to make a splash!

Live auctions are big money makers. They also offer great entertainment value for a fundraising event, dazzling audiences and building excitement as patrons compete for once-in-a-lifetime auction items. 

A successful auction requires awe-inspiring items, which can make coming up with ideas for your live auction a little difficult.   

We thought it would be fun to compile a list of the best live auction ideas we've come across, drawing from the thousands of fundraising events we work with each and every year.

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Topics: event-production, top3-event-fundraising

The Ultimate List of 100+ Silent Auction Item Ideas

Posted by Ian Lauth on Mar 10, 2015 12:05:00 PM



Are you planning a silent auction to raise money at your next special event? Most Nonprofit fundraising events aren't complete without at least a few tables filled with donated items for your supporters to consider.

Offering silent auction items not only raises more money for your cause, it gives guests something to do when they first arrive at your event. Your donors can mingle, socialize and sip cocktails while perusing the auction tables.

This can develop into a fun and competitive environment as the time to close the silent auction draws near. 

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Topics: event-production, top3-event-fundraising, auction item ideas

3-Step Guide for Setting Minimum Starting Bids on Charity Auction Items

Posted by Jeff Cova on Jul 1, 2014 11:18:00 AM

Charity Auction Items - 3 Step Guide setting minimum bids

Setting the minimum starting bid at a low, fair price can help your Nonprofit raise more money per item. Here are some guidelines for setting a minimum bid that will attract and encourage more donors to participate at your next charity auction.  

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Topics: event-production, charity auction bidding, charity auction items, top3-event-fundraising, consignment

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