Auction projects, ideas, themes, and more to make your school auction a success. Proven advice from our experts and other parent group leaders.

  • 20 Ideas for Theme Baskets

    Take a creative approach to your next basket raffle or silent auction.

  • 9 Keys to Auction Success

    Whether it's small or large, these basic steps will make your auction a hit from start to finish.

  • Auction Toolkit

    A complete how-to guide, from selecting a site to securing donations to suggested bids, plus tips for volunteer recruitment, maximizing profit, and more.

Planning Your Auction

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Auction Ideas and Resources

  • Auction "Pros" Raise Big Dollars

    An online auction and gala evening netted more than $250,000 for this elementary school PTA.

  • 112 Ideas for Auction Items

    Baskets, student crafts, and teacher donations, plus tips for what to avoid and hints for working with local businesses.

  • "Chair-ity" Auction Fundraiser

    At a Wisconsin parent group's annual auction event, attendees can bid on one-of-a-kind chairs and other furniture items decorated by school staff, families, and even community members.

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Clip Art Gallery

Find free clip art for parent groups in the PTO Today Clip Art Gallery. Download anything you'd like, then resize, crop, or edit to meet your group's needs.

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PTO Today: Budget Category Transaction Worksheet

Log checkbook register items on this worksheet to identify budget categories; Form 1 in Treasurer's Toolkit.

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