Auction Items

School Auctions & Fundraising

School Specific Auction Tips School auctions have unique challenges that require creative solutions: tight timelines, an all-volunteer workforce, and often an event team that changes personnel every year. With early planning, smart preparation, and the right tools, you can make your school auction a smashing success! Start Early The school year is already short. Give… Read More »


Greater Giving Auction Planner Checklist

Get your FREE Auction Planner now. Gala season is upon us as we head back to school and say goodbye to the sunshine. It’s time for many auction planners and fundraisers to hunker down and begin planning. Organizing a successful benefit auction takes thoughtful preparation and hard work. Executing the right tasks in the right order… Read More »


Auction Math

Auction math works for every auction size, makes your planning easier, and reduces auction committee stress. Once you understand what’s required for a successful auction—one that meets or exceeds its revenue goal—it’s simple to set your procurement goals and define your event budget. The first step is to know your revenue goal. Every auction math… Read More »


Guest Post: Make Money Out of Thin Air – Ultimate Fundraising Auction Items

Would you believe I starred in the Nutcracker Ballet as the Snow Queen?  Courtesy of a fabulous benefit auction item!   It’s true. For this prestigious walk-on role, my 15 seconds of fame included a dramatic entrance in a faux-ermine floor-length cape and tiara. As I waved adieu, sugar plum fairies and mouse soldiers bowed… Read More »