Best time to close the silent auction? Before the live auction begins.

With few exceptions, the best time to close the silent auction is before your live auction begins. Guests will bid in your live auction and donate to your paddle raiser more freely when they know exactly what they’ve already bought in your silent auct…

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[Video] Model this sound system for a silent auction

Gyms are notorious for being difficult venues for audio. But if you’re counting on high revenue from your silent auction, you’ll need a good sound system to help you promote. Here’s how one group set it up.
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[VIDEO] Silent auction layout when using mobile bidding

Sometimes I’m asked if one needs to have displays if using mobile bidding in your silent auction. The answer is “Yes.” And here’s a video showing that.
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Wine silent auction idea: Sommeliers drive bigger bids

I’ll be working a wine auction later this month in Texas and thought I’d share a wine silent auction idea I witnessed at another event. If you’ve got a lot of wine in your auction, why not have a sommelier onsite to educate guests and  “talk up” your packages? At a school auction earlier this« Continue Reading »

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Part 3: The raging debate on silent auction bid numbers versus names

This is a 3-part blog post, explaining why benefit auctions should identify guests with bid numbers instead of names. The first post looked at the benefits of using numbers in a Fund a Need. The second post examined the use of numbers in the live auction. Today we’ll turn to the silent auction. +++++++++++++++++ Why« Continue Reading »

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