The Ultimate Guide to Silent Auction Items

| January 3, 2017

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Despite being on the quieter side of the nonprofit event spectrum, silent auctions can be an effective way for your organization to engage its participants and involve local businesses in your cause. They’re also a great way to increase your event’s bottom line. To help you employ this strategy and run the best silent auction possible, I’ve compiled a list of tips that can help contribute to a top-notch event. To run a successful silent auction, you need to identify and collect items that will excite your audience. When considering different categories of items, keep in mind that the more enticing the item, the more buzz and excitement it will generate.

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ViviendasLeón is an international development and global education nonprofit organization. Our mission is to support human and economic development in the rural communities of León, Nicaragua and engage U.S. students in global citizenship. Our goal is to provide permanent, measurable gains in the standard of living of rural poor populations and to promote understanding between people's of different demographics. We identify the complex array of community needs that must be addressed and coordinate comprehensive efforts through partnerships with other organizations. We foster understanding between people by bringing diverse groups together to share in the effort to improve the conditions in rural communities.

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