Running A Silent Auction

Whether you're planning a small school auction or a black-tie gala, running a silent auction can be hard work. There are dozens of questions you should ask yourself: will this be a stand-alone event or should I include a live auction? Dinner? Dancing? Before you start hammering out the details, we will help you answer the question "Am I prepared to hold an auction?"

This step-by-step guide will get you through organizing an auction committee, procuring items, creating eye-catching packages and arriving successfully at the end of event night.


Running A Silent Auction

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Remove the stress from your silent auction! Speed up check-in and check-out. Improve the event experience for staff, volunteers and donors. Take online donations year-round. Find out how we can help make your next event your best event!

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Raise more money at your next silent auction event

Our solutions will help you automate, track and manage all fundraising efforts from one dashboard—we help make your job less stressful.

  • Streamline your check-in and check-out
  • Process donations and payments anywhere at your event
  • Silent Auction paper bidding and Online Bidding solutions
  • Online and in-person credit card processing solutions
  • Peer-to-Peer fundraising
  • Event Services

“And it went so well...the event was seamless. Check-in and check-out ran without hiccups. Guests greatly enjoyed bidding on their phones. Two women even stood side-by-side at the auction, bidding against each other on an item. Bidding wars added tons of fun to the evening, which became its own form of entertainment!”

—Loveland Living Planet Aquarium


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