Webinar: Unpacking the Silent Auction

A national examination of successful silent auction data, items, and regional performance break downs “ the ultimate silent auction study.

Here’s some good news: You don’t need to do a live, in-person event to have a GREAT silent auction. They’re a tried and true fundraising program, but wouldn’t they be a little easier if you know what types of items perform best in charity auctions?

According to our recent Fundraising Event Expectation Study, donors find the silent auction as the most appealing component of a fundraising event. 

We took over 440,000 lines of silent auction data and compiled the Ultimate Silent Auction Study. This webinar dives into this study and shares the insights we derived as well as our recommendations.

This study examines silent auctions on a national scale as well as regionally and even breaks down the data by the time of year the auction was held. 

  • Top-performing auction items and categories
    • By region 
    • By the time of year
  • Recommendations for your next silent auction and how to use this data
  • Silent auction best practices for any sized auction

Related blogs:
15 silent auction items that don’t cost a dime
School silent auction item ideas
Top 5 silent auction items

Brandon Stec
Director of Marketing
Brandon Stec is an Indiana University graduate who spent nine years in the sports industry until transitioning into the technology world. As the Director of Marketing Operations, Brandon drives the marketing efforts for GiveSmart. In the Chicago area, Brandon is a former candidate for Man of the Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and sits on the board currently. Other organizations Brandon personally supports are BBYO, AFP, the Jewish United Federation, and the Lincoln Park Zoo. 

Alla Leventul
Lead Customer Success Manager + Senior Event Specialist
Alla Leventul is a Lead Customer Success Manager and Senior Event Specialist for GiveSmart based in New York. Alla has been running events with GiveSmart for over 5 years and came from a nonprofit background focusing on youth and young adult programming in South Brooklyn. Alla currently works with customers around the country helping them maximize their fundraising through GiveSmart technology. In her spare time, Alla enjoys volunteering with grassroots initiatives and unconventional workout classes like stationary surfing and hip-hop yoga. 

Kelsey Woodworth
Content Marketing Manager + Senior Event Specialist
Kelsey Woodworth is the Content Marketing Manager and a Senior Event Specialist for GiveSmart by Community Brands. An Auburn University alumna, Kelsey holds degrees in public relations and international business. Before landing at GiveSmart in 2017, her career spanned advertising departments within international media investment firms and marketing for nonprofit organizations. Her finger is on the pulse daily for innovations in fundraising, community building, donor relations, and event trends. Kelsey is passionate about environmental conservation, animal welfare, urban farming, and making tech more accessible. Kelsey lives in New York City and volunteers at the city€™s compost center and teaching garden on Governors Island. 

Related Resources:
Winning the Silent Auction
Los Angeles Auctions “what’s working best?