Silent Auctions can be stressful to run, but they don't have to be. If you follow this advice, you'll get to enjoy your evening, and you'll raise more money too.

Pearl Bids Bid Sheet

Have you ever wondered what is the best way to generate the most income from your silent auction bid sheets? The single and most import ingredient to maximizing your silent auction income is your bid sheet. The most productive bids sheets contain

Want that big ticket item for your auction, but can’t find a donor or just don't have the resources to put it together on your own? Silent Auction Vacations is a great solution.

Consignment vacation packages from Silent Auction Vacations may be the easiest items that you can offer in your next auction. There is no soliciting or collecting donated items. With packages ranging from a seven night resort stay in Hawaii to a ski vacation, there is something for every taste. With our vacations you just print, it, display it and profit from it. All of this with no risk for your organization. Set your starting bid above the consignment value and you are sure to win.

How do you do you get the most bang for all your fundraising efforts? We checked in with Will McMinn of Majestic Fundaising for a few tips.

1. Choose one or two great fundraisers and put your all into them. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking “more is better.” Fewer, more lucrative fundraisers will make you more money, prove much more manageable, and will be a more efficient use of your time.

Do you know that many companies have a budget set aside for charitable donations? While some require that a specific application be completed, for others a personal request letter will do. The donations range from small items to large gift certificates and they are waiting for you - all you need to do is ask!