Unique fundraising ideas from the best school fundraisers. These ideas work well with our software ;)

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Fundraising idea: Geocaching

Want to add a bit of adventure to your silent auction? A Pearl Bids customer raved about the terrific response they received to a Geocaching Day offered by a teacher for their school’s silent auction.

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Fundraising idea: Dollar Auction

Whether used to bid off a few small items or as a means for providing dessert or wine for your attendees, a Dollar Auction is a fun addition to your event that can generate a lot of excitement and enthusiasm.

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Fundraiser Tip: Timing is Everything

Some sponsors have a small window for donating each year. Keep a calendar so that you won't miss out!

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Silent Auction idea: Progressive Bidding

Have you ever been to an event where the silent auction is crammed into a space and you feel like you are at a discount mart? Why not go top tier instead? Using an idea from a popular dinner party - transform your auction into a progressive auction.

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Fundraising idea: Provide Options

When printing your tickets and flyers, offer more than just the base price. Instead of just stating your standard admission prices, add a few "advanced categories."

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Silent Auction idea: High School Gift Baskets

Is your elementary school a feeder school for one or more local high schools? Get the prospective high school(s) involved in your auction with a "spirit" basket donation.

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