PTO Today offers some great Silent Auction clip art which is available for public download and use.

Some of the biggest money makers for a school silent auction are those that require the least time or effort to acquire and may be right in your own backyard. A behind the scenes school tour or other "off-limits privilege" can be a real treat for the bidder and a gold mine for you.

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

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."

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.