School Auctions

In this series, we will cover the unique challenges school auction planners face, and how to overcome those challenges.

Planning, managing, and delivering a benefit auction event is challenging under any circumstances. School auctions have the additional challenges of an all-volunteer workforce, tight time constraints, and in many cases an event team that has high turnover and very little experience in planning events.

The Best Practices for School Auctions Guide provided the inspiration for this series of articles. Feel free to download the entire guide here.

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Items That Sell Well at School Auctions

Winding down our series of posts based on the “Best Practices for School Auctions” whitepaper from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post covers the unique challenges school auction planners face, and how to overcome those challenges. Read additional articles: School Auctions Series. Looking for ideas for your next school auction? You want to procure items… Read More »


Engaging Parents in Procurement

This post is the tenth in a series of posts based on the “Best Practices for School Auctions” whitepaper  from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post covers the unique challenges school auction planners face, and how to overcome those challenges. Read additional articles: School Auctions Series. Putting on an auction is a huge job… Read More »


Procurement Tips for Planning and Execution

This post is the ninth in a series of posts based on the “Best Practices for School Auctions” whitepaper  from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post covers the unique challenges school auction planners face, and how to overcome those challenges. Read additional articles: School Auctions Series. Gathering items for your school auction or any… Read More »


How To Set a Procurement Timeline for Your School Auction

This post is the eighth in a series of posts based on the “Best Practices for School Auctions” whitepaper  from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post covers the unique challenges school auction planners face, and how to overcome those challenges. Read additional articles: School Auctions Series. A school auction is a big endeavor with… Read More »


Avoiding That Non-Profit Volunteer Burnout

This post is the seventh in a series of posts based on the “Best Practices for School Auctions” whitepaper  from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post covers the unique challenges school auction planners face, and how to overcome those challenges. Read additional articles: School Auctions Series Volunteers are not paid and not required to… Read More »


Recruiting Volunteers for Your School Auction

This post is the sixth in a series of posts based on the “Best Practices for School Auctions” whitepaper from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post covers the unique challenges school auction planners face, and how to overcome those challenges. Read additional articles: School Auctions Series A school auction is a large-scale event and requires… Read More »


Making Sure Your Committees Are Locked Before Recruiting Volunteers

This post is the fifth in a series of posts based on the “Best Practices for School Auctions” whitepaper from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post covers the unique challenges school auction planners face, and how to overcome those challenges. Read additional articles: School Auctions Series Putting on a school auction is not a trivial… Read More »


Starting off Strong with the Right Leadership Committee

This post is the fourth in a series of posts based on the “Best Practices for School Auctions” whitepaper  from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post covers the unique challenges school auction planners face, and how to overcome those challenges. Read additional articles: School Auctions Series If you want a successful school auction, you’ll… Read More »


How Did We Do? Analyzing Results from Your School Auction

This post is the third in a series of posts based on the “Best Practices for School Auctions” whitepaper  from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post covers the unique challenges school auction planners face, and how to overcome those challenges. Read additional articles: School Auctions Series Do you want to improve the performance of… Read More »


Checklists for Your Next School Event Fundraiser Page

This post is the second in a series of posts based on the “Best Practices for School Auctions” whitepaper  from the Greater Giving Fundraising Excellence Series. Each new post covers the unique challenges school auction planners face, and how to overcome those challenges. Read additional articles: School Auctions Series Do you wish there was a way to… Read More »