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

  • 9 Keys to Auction Success

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

  • Auctions: Make Them Fun and Festive

    Tips for success, frequently asked questions, and top ways to increase profits for your next school auction event.

  • 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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