Year of car washes by local Boy/Girl Scout troop
Pew with a View front-row seating at Christmas mass
from local company or community service group
Visit from fire truck or police squad car at childs birthday party
Personal yoga sessions at your home
(helmet, jersey, balls, bats, gloves, practice gear, hats)
Broadwaytickets and in-theater meet and greet
Amazon Prime subscription for a year
Perform (and keep!) the ceremonial coin toss before a game
High-quality camcorder (like GoPro)
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Buy a teacher a day off (bidder chooses who gets time off)
Subs or burgers for 25 people delivered to work or home
Catered tailgate party including set up and tear down
Signed, framed photos of famous sports personalities
Box seats for college or professional sports team
(cappuccino maker, KitchenAid mixer, Vitamix)
Private, insider tours of local businesses or factories
Cooking lesson from award-winning local chef
Games and goodies for a day indoors
Santa Claus or Easter Bunny visit to your home or work
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Private lunch and book reading with a favorite childrens book author
Dinner cooked and served by the mayor
Birthday visit from a princess or superhero
Mountain passes with ski/snowboarding lessons
Many Nonprofit fundraising events arent complete without at least a few tables filled with exciting auction packages.
Guitar or other musical instruments signed by famous musicians
Theater tickets including one-time non-speaking role in a play
Opportunity to sit in on a local sports radio show
Afternoon tea for six at a local botanical garden
Childrens room mural painted by local artist
Example: Two movie passes wont bring in more than $20, but a package that includes movie tickets, a babysitter(include pizza for the kids!)and a restaurant gift card can be branded as Ultimate Date Night! basket. An attractive package will bring in evenmorethan the sum of its parts.
(local troop guides a hike, sets up lunch, provides campfire, transportation, cleanup)
That said, procuring, setting up, tracking and fulfilling items can take an incredible amount of time – often more time than anything else! To make the most of this fundraising strategy, youll need to brainstorm, then pursue exciting items thatcreate a luxury shopping experiencefor your guests.
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10 hours of certified mechanic work
Collections of wines curated by region
Magician comes to your home to teach card tricks
To get the ball rolling, here is a list of 100+ silent auction item ideas to help your procurement team. If you like what you see,click here to download over400 auction item ideas!
Variety of liquor, mixes, mixing tools and cocktail recipes
See theRockettes Christmas Spectacularin New York City
Popcorn, boxed candy and certificate to local theater
After-hours passes to community center or swimming pool
Beach towels, sand toys, sunscreen and tropical beverages
Honorary police academy training for adult or child
Silent auctions are a great way to monetize cocktail hour at agala, engage parents at aschool fundraiser, maximize revenue at agolf tournamentand more. As guests arrive and begin bidding, a fun and competitive environment develops as the time to close the silent auction draws near.
Photo shoot with professional photographer
Which type of fundraising event makes the most money in the shortest amount of time? Is it golf tournaments, galas, 5K run/walks, raffles?
(ex: PedalPub, Brew Cycle, Pints and Pedals, Pedal Tavern)
Computer or coding classes from an expert
Dinner and historic city tour with the mayor
Local florist delivers flowers monthly for 1 year
Prime viewing spot for July 4th fireworks
Limo ride to view holiday light displays
Ride to or from school in a fire truck or police squad car
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In 2018, more and more nonprofits are cutting down on thenumberof silent auction items and focusing on increasing thecaliberof each item. One practical way to do this: bundling smaller donations into attractive gift baskets.
Spa: Bath salts, slippers and gift card to local spa
One week of chauffeur services for your child
Tickets to championship sports events, including transportation
Reserved seats for graduation ceremony
Complete makeover with a local stylist, including makeup, hair and shopping
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Traditional St. Patricks Days dinner for six
(St. Patricks Day, Polish Constitution Day, Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving, etc.)
Sponsorship of park bench with name on it
(work with business to determine number of garments)
Month of child care from a local center
Inflatable rental for childs birthday or family party
Private wine or beer tasting with 10 friends
One years prime parking spot (for students or parents)
Painting commissioned by local artist
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Tee time at a luxury or private golf course
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Class party including pizza, games and prizes
Ultimate micro-brew sampler of 100 bottles
Tickets to a popular talk show (i.e.
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