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Live and Silent Auctions

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  • Free Auction Donations Guide

    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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  • Holiday Gifts

    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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  • PTO Today Article

    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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  • Auctions

    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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  • Auctions

    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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  • Auctions

    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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  • Auctions

    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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  • Auctions

    What Sells at an Auction?

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

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  • Auctions

    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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  • PTO Today Article

    9 Keys to 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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  • PTO Today Article

    Auction "Pros" Raise Big Dollars

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

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  • 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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  • Auctions

    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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  • Finance & Budget

    Easily Manage Your Group's Finances

    With Finance Manager software, now any parent volunteer can easily manage funds, customize a budget, and monitor spending. Try a free 30-day trial today!

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  • PTO Today Article

    School Auction Planning FAQs

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

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  • PTO Today Article

    Auction Action Plan

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

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