Oct 18, 2019

Top 5 silent auction items

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Welcome to this week’s Tuesday Tip!

Today I’m going to share five of the best selling silent auction items to help you increase revenue at your next silent auction event.

1 – Autographed memorabilia. We see both sports and music memorabilia getting high bids.

2 – Fine dining restaurant experiences and certificates

3 – Weekend hotel packages. Who doesn’t like a weekend away?

4 – Unique event experiences such as premier sports tickets, once in a lifetime events, or any experience that is out of the ordinary. VIP experiences that can include private tours, concert tickets, and backstage passes are popular.

5 – Celebrity experiences. If you have a connection with a TV or movie celebrity, a popular entertainer, local radio personality, a government official or local popular sports figure, see what type of package you can put together with them!

More on silent auctions here.
Or chat with us directly about how to step up your game for your next auction.

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MicroFinancing Partners in Africa

GiveSmart is highly flexible - you can use it for [a] simple registration and check-in, to full-scale galas with complex order forms, onsite upsells, live auctions, seating management, and more.

Jamie F.

Hope Chest for Breast Cancer

GiveSmart is easy to use and ideal for virtual events and can be used for in-person events to manage the silent auction, seating charts, and check-in to the event. Being able to use the platform for unlimited events within the contract year is very useful and being able to add other users and volunteers for different levels of access is helpful as well.

Dawn L.

Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County