Free Auction Donations Guide
Silent Auction Ideas and More

148 Silent Auction Ideas and More

Ideas for items and baskets to offer at your school auction, plus a few items that don’t work and lots of helpful tips to make the process of securing items easier.

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How To Make a Gift Basket

Step-by-step instructions on making gift baskets for teachers or others on your gift list, plus clever theme suggestions.

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20 Ideas for Theme Baskets for PTOs and PTAs

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

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4 Awesome School Auction Themes

Build enthusiasm for your silent auction by using one of these cool and unusual themes. And click around each graphic for fun details!

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School Auction Gold: Student Art Projects

Projects created by elementary school students brought in more than $8,000 for a New York City parent group.

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6 Auction Experiences Kids Will Love To Win

Enhance your auction (and up your bids) with these just-for-kids activities and experiences.

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Last-Minute Tips for Spring Auctions

You can make your spring auction a big success with these quick and easy tips.

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School Auction: PTO Leaders Share What Sells

Knowing what items to feature at your auction (and which ones to avoid) can help boost your results.

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Finding Auction Donations for Your Fundraiser

The success of your auction depends on the quality of your items. Here's how to get great items at all price points.

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9 Keys to School Auction Success

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

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Auction "Pros" Raise Big Dollars

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

Resources

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.

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School Auction Fundraiser: Make It Fun and Festive

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

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School Auction Planning FAQs

Answers to key questions about organizing and running a successful school auction.

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Auction Action Plan

Secrets the pros use to turn even small auctions into highly profitable big-dollar fundraisers.