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Q: Organizing a Schools Silent Auction ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Organizing a Schools Silent Auction
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: pinetine-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 27 Jun 2002 08:52 PDT
Expires: 27 Jul 2002 08:52 PDT
Question ID: 34135
This is my first year as our schools silent auction Chairperson.

How do I organize a Silent Auction from A to Z?
Subject: Re: Organizing a Schools Silent Auction
Answered By: fugitive-ga on 27 Jun 2002 09:27 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
I have found an excellent document that outlines, step by step,
exactly how to set up and run a Silent Auction.

   Successful Silent Auctions - How to Do It

This online document was found by using my favorite World Wide Web
search engine, Google:


I used the following terms to search, then peruse the returned
listings. If you search yourself be sure to include ALL punctuation
exactly as listed:

   +"how to hold" +"silent auction"

If you delete the word "hold" you will turn up a number of sites
relevant to silent auctions that might be useful as examples:

   +"how to" +"silent auction"

You can also search for messages about silent auctions using Google
Groups at:

Enter the same search terms (and punctuation) as suggested above and
you will turn up a variety of useful messages. One in particular
seemed to be most relevant:

   Need Silent Auction Advice/Info
   posted to on 19 Nov. 1996

Click on the link "View Thread (3 articles)" to pull up three messages
where some specific questions are asked, and answered. E.g.,:

"Specific Questions:

- Are we likely to get any more than 1/3 to 1/2 of the value of the
prizes from a casual (unrelated to us) audience?  Are we therefore
exhausting other potential donors for less than their potential value?

- Should it be a single day event vs. ongoing?

And a larger question - how do I communicate with a somewhat
singleminded big $ prospect who has stated 'he wants to see the entire
organization working on this event" to refocus him on our mission of
education and conservation - without turning him off?'

I'm pretty sure the document I listed at the beginning of my answer
will suit your needs. If so, feel free to rate me appropriately.
Otherwise, don't hesitate to ask for clarification or more assistance.

pinetine-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Useful and clear information. Thank you!

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