Silent Auction vs Raffle; Which is Best for You?

 

Small raffles have become a staple at many events, helping to bring in extra cash with a minimum of fuss. With 5-10 baskets out for perusal, an event can earn anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand extra dollars. These baskets can be displayed the same whether for a raffle or a silent auction, but how do you decide which path is optimal for YOUR event? These tips can help you decide what will work best for you.

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Pearl Bids Releases Fundraising Tips Book

Fundraising Tips for a Successful Silent Auction is live! We are super excited to have published our first e-book. 

Hot Fundraising Tips

Hot Fundraising Tips for a Successful Silent Auction is bursting with tips for silent auction and fundraising event planners. Whether looking for inspiration for new items to auction off or advice on how to increase the value of the donations being bid upon, you will find it here.

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Traditional Paper vs Online?

As technology becomes increasingly more mainstream, many traditional silent auctions are moving online. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a paper auction vs an online auction? Should you jump on the band wagon and trash the traditional paper auction?

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Family Nights - A Great Opportunity

So often silent auctions are only included as part of a large event. But any opportunity where your community gathers creates a ripe environment for a silent auction. Whether your event is large or small, Pearl Bids can help make these additional “sub-auctions” a no-brainer to put together and run.

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The Price is Right; Variety is the Key

Whether a live or silent auction, variety is the key. You'll find profits will increase and attendees will have more fun if you offer a variety of values throughout the event so that everyone gets a chance to participate, make a donation, and contribute to your cause and the event's success.

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