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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Kendra Scott: An easy jewelry donation for many nonprofits

If a Kendra Scott jewelry store is in your area, call the community / charity relations contact in your local store.  For the last two years, my clients have received generous donations from the retailer via its “Kendra Gives Back” program. Frankly, I haven’t seen this kind of generosity since Keurig hit the market severalRead On >

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Five best free stock photography sites for live & silent auction displays

Photos on silent auction displays will improve bidder interest, but don’t steal shots from websites. Instead, use these free stock photography sites.

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Busted! Be wary of images used in fundraising auction displays

Photographers have cracked down on illegally sourced images used by nonprofits. Here are 5 free photography sites to use in fundraising auction displays.
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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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