A silent auction is a great way to bring your donors together for a night of bidding wars, excitement, and fun!
A silent auction is an event that sells off unique items or experiences to the highest bidder. They can differ slightly in structure, but the underlying principle is the same.
The items being auctioned off can be donated by individuals or businesses, but your nonprofit will likely need to actively go after these in-kind donations.
During the event itself, your donors will place their bids with either mobile bidding software or with printed out bid sheets.
At the end of the night, whoever has the highest bid for each item goes home with that item, and your nonprofit goes home with the price they paid for it. Everyone wins!