GoPro Camera DealsBuy PlayStation 4Buy XBox One
  Auctions & Sales Blog  |  Product Reviews    

Free Auctions & Sales

Products, Reviews, Articles, Links & More


  Useful Links


Want to be a Guest Blogger?
Let us know here!

Want to Advertise on our site?
Contact us here!

Amazon Fire



Wii U

Free Auctions Information

Online Income

How to Hold Your Own Successful and Profitable Silent Auction

If you are able to put on a silent auction successfully this can be a great way for churches and charities to make some extra money for their cause or for the needs of their church. However, you need to know how to get the most out of your auction and this mans you need to be very organized and have plenty of people on hand to help you organize and run the auction.

One of the first things you need to do is to get items you can put on auction. One way of doing this is get a hold of some local businesses and see if they have anything that they would be willing to donate for your auction. You will need a large variety of things in order to get people interested in coming to your auction. Make sure to let them know that in exchange for them being so generous that you will make sure that you will advertise their business for them by putting their name in the program or even on a banner where the auction is being held. The companies can also be thanked throughout the evening by the person who will be the emcee for the evening.

You will need to have tables set up for smaller items and make sure that they are displayed neatly and can be easily examined by those who might be interested in biding on the items. You should also include a description of each item as well. Larger items can sit on the floor and be displayed in that manner. All of your tables will need to have a bid sheets that have all of the items listed with their descriptions and places for the bidders to put their names and their bids.

Make sure that you have enough volunteers so that you can assign them to all of the tables that are filled with items. You will need to have at least one person for each table that has items displayed. They need to be there to answer any questions and to watch the bidding as well as for security reasons so that none of the items are stolen.

You will need to make sure that during your event that you are having along with the silent bidding that you post a time when the bidding will stop. You need to make sure that all of the bidding is stopped at the same time. Usually when people hold these types of auctions they are in conjunction with some big event that the charity or church might be holding and this means bidding can probably go on for a couple of hours before ending. Make sure that the emcee makes a couple of announcements prior to the end of bidding to enable last minute bidders and to help build up the excitement of the auction.

Once the bidding is over you will need to get all of the bid sheets and note who the high bidders are and the amount they bid. You will then need to announce the winners and give them a receipt for their item or items. This would be the checkout line. Here they would pay the amount they bid and you would give them a receipt. They would then take their receipt over to the bidding tables where your volunteers would still need to be. They would take the receipt and give the person the item that they won and paid for.  

Screen Flow

Post has no comments.
Post a Comment

Captcha Image

Tag Cloud

sports fan fundraising chinese auction auction information homework potluck charity auction auction fundraising government auction charity auctions earlier auctions sell top online auctions online auctions rhythmic chant seller freight organization radio telethon athlete signing auction website promotion raffle items storage facility self storage facility fundraising event sell things potluck dinner silent auction auction items potluck charity good exposure chinese auction videos potential customer iron cage charity dinner raise money making donate cash ancient rome auctioneer talk become an auctioneer buyer metronome auctioneer chant hosting site marketplace fake sports memorabilia fund raising event buy back car auction bidding buy police car niches automotive auction auction help charity dinner original loan antiques top online auction websites profitable silent auction buyers premium internet auctions acutions prisoner of war silent auctions final inspections sales tax school auction automotive auctions operations auctioneer sell items online selling slave NetworkSolutions project school auction bid google ebay auctioneer schools online business school fundraising print ticket auction schools websites selling charity items electronic banking businesses GoDaddy fund raising auction house online auction charity auction classic car auctions automobile auction history report public market volunteers feedback score graduate reserve price tire alignment goal setting research raise money basic chant auction fraud charity car auctions good advertising successful auction website money successful charity auction buying tickets information website host software credentials fundraising auction door prizes categories extra cash homemade baked goods return policy classic car auction having success receipts car loan buying at auctions self storage check mileage credit card loan back donations police auctions bidding niche slave auction online auction sites smaller group self storage auctions government auctions car show speciality event auction resources business auctioneer talks making money good cause art auction cars tripod storage auctions car auction fake memorabilia online auction website car advertising ticketing percentage auctions winning bid paperwork air bags history of auctions Open Directory first auction church payments camera people mingle professional vehicle auction different auctions pictures silent auction successfully internet upload pictures police cars donation solicitation script church auction instructions local radio station

New Career Time?

Advertise HereAdvertise Here

DSASales Training

Paradise Nutrients

More Free Info Blogs

Acupuncture & Massage

Diets & Weight Loss

Article Writing

Work From Home

Dogs & Puppies


© 2009 - 2015 Free Info Site Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy
Non Endorsement Policy
Copyright Policy
Website Use Policy
Affiliate Disclosure Statement
Contact Us


Business Blogs