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How to organize your next silent auction

How to organize your next silent auction

While most of us have seen a silent auction done before or have a basic idea of what they are, silent auctions are one of those things that can be a ton of work or turn your event into a hot mess if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Sounds scary right? Now, I’m not trying to talk you out of having one. Quite the opposite, actually.

Silent auctions are a great way to build new relationships in your community and bring in some extra money for your fundraiser.

Here I’m sharing my top tips on how to organize any kind of silent auction. Whether you’re using paper tracking, credit card swiping, or auction software, here the foundational tips to creating a successful auction.

My top 10 tips for fast guest registration at your next event

My top 10 tips for fast guest registration at your next event

Today I’m sharing the top tips I use for EVERY SINGLE one of my event welcome tables. In fact, this is the exact checklist that I used to organize a welcome table that checked in 700 guests in 30 minutes! Crazy, right?!

It’s also the way that I organize all of my clients’ registration tables.

So here are the things you need to organize a smooth, easy check in table that will impress your guests and make them love you!

The Top Positions You'll Need to Put on a Smooth Auction

The Top Positions You'll Need to Put on a Smooth Auction

If you've never done an auction before, it can be pretty crazy trying to figure out all the necessary pieces. How many volunteers do I need? Who does what?

Here is a quick and easy list of the different positions you might need to make up an auction. These are based on best practices, and will vary in detail based on what you're trying to do at your event.