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Monday, June 20th, 2016

Obtaining items for a silent auction is not always easy. It takes a lot of leg-work, phone calls, and even traveling around in order to secure items to sell at auction. You don’t want any of your silent auction items to be ignored after you have worked hard to obtain them. You will need to make sure the items are displayed in a way that grabs the bidder’s attention. The following five tips will teach you how to strategically place your auction items, make bidding a fun and easy experience, and ultimately make a profit.

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Charities often hold auctions to raise money for their organization. All of the money collected from bidders to purchase items is then given to the specific cause of the organization. Some people may wonder whether or not their bids constitute as a charitable donation and how that affects income tax. In order to seek an income tax deduction for charity auction items, you need to understand fair market value and keep a record of your purchases. It is also important to understand the tax implications for donating items to a charity auction and how to keep records of your donations.

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Hosting a live auction is a great way to raise money for the charity of your choice. First, you must choose a date and a place for your event and ask local businesses to donate items. Then, you need to publicize and market your event so you can get people there on auction day. You can market your charity auction by advertising it in various ways and by hiring entertainment to attract bidders.

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

You may think that hiring a professional auctioneer for your charity auction is not worth the extra money. It would seem more beneficial to ask someone you know that speaks well to be your auctioneer. However, it is worth the money and time to find a good auctioneer that knows what they are doing to make your charity auction a success. There are three main reasons why you should hire a professional auctioneer for your charity event. Professional auctioneers have different specialties and can make your charity auction fun. A professional auctioneer can also make your charity auction more efficient, and as a result, more effective.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

If you need to raise money for an individual or an organization, a charity auction is the solution. This type of event is a great way to raise a large amount of money, and you may even get your entire town or city involved. It is important to understand the types of auctions before planning your charity auction and how to get donations. It is also good to understand how to plan and promote for a charity auction and what should be done the day of the auction.