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If you’re planning an auction, you may be feeling a little overloaded right now. Who wouldn’t? It’s a huge job.

We suggest you head over to the Ultimate Donation List, our Message Board thread dedicated to auction planning, tips, and ideas. The beauty of the Ultimate Donation List is it driven by volunteers who are running auctions. So you can get help from your peers (and offer them help, as well). We’ve seen a full range of topics covered, from how to craft donation letter to how to handle it when silent auction items don’t sell at an event. 

The Ultimate Donation List is also the place to go if you just need to sound off about the challenges of running an auction. We often observe folks boosting each other up, and that’s a great thing to see! 

We also want to point you to our other auction resources on the site. We have lots of helpful articles and downloadables that will give you tips on planning basics and ideas to make your event more fun. 

Here are some resources: 

5 Trends To Help Your Auction Shine

Auction Basket Names Sheet

Auction Action Plan

Auction Planning FAQs

112 Ideas for Auction Items

In addition, we are frequently adding to our auction boards on Pinterest. You’re sure to find inspiration here: 

Auction Tips and Ideas

Auction Baskets