School Auction Guide
- Tips for First-Time Auction Chairs
- Selecting a Venue For Your School Fundraising Auction
- Procurement Tips
- Getting The Highest Bids On Live Auction Items
- Geting The Highest Bids on Silent Auction Items
- Avoiding Three Licensing Mistakes Which Could Shut Down Your Benefit Auction
- Benefit Auction Item Idea - How to Secure Behind-the-Scenes TV Activities
- Four Ways to Invest in Your Benefit Auction Success
- Benefit Auction Procurement Trend - Four Ideas For "Farm-to-Table" Donations
- Seven Tips to Raise More Money in a Benefit Auction - Cash Appeal
- How To Set Up A Silent Auction
- Online Auctions for School Groups
Welcome, Auction Chairs and Volunteers!
This section contains some more advice and guidelines for organizations who are running fundraising auctions. (Of course, the first piece of advice we're going to give you is to purchase a SchoolAuction.net subscription to help your team run the event, but we'll assume you've already heard that message, and move on)
The first few articles we are putting up here include several written by Sherry Truhlar, a Benefit Auction Specialist and the owner of Red Apple Auctions, and several by Kathryn Schwartz, one of our customers (and friends) who is an extremely experienced auction chair; our intention is to make this a true community project - auction chairs helping other auction chairs. So if you or a member of your team is interested in joining the project, let us know. In exchange, we promise we'll keep this area available to the general public (not just SchoolAuction.net customers) and free to access at all times.
So let's get started. Over on the left, you'll find links to the articles; start at the beginning or anywhere you like.