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Congratulations - youve volunteered to chair a fundraising auction for your kids school, or perhaps a local non-profit organization. Now what?The SchoolAuction.net Guide to Running a Fundraising Auction offers you a road map to the journey ahead -MoreCongratulations - youve volunteered to chair a fundraising auction for your kids school, or perhaps a local non-profit organization. Now what?The SchoolAuction.net Guide to Running a Fundraising Auction offers you a road map to the journey ahead - a tested framework for planning, managing, and running Live, Silent, Online, and Mobile fundraising auctions.Here’s what you will find inside:In Chapter 1 – Designing Your Event, we discuss the various options you have for fundraising activities within your gala auction – including Live and Silent Auctions, Raffles & Games, Signup Parties, Wine Walls, and more. We’ll help you figure out which of these makes the most sense for your event.In Chapter 2 – Staffing Your Committee , we present an organizational structure for the auction team – one that divides the work up in order to help you spread out the work, and reduce volunteer burnout.In Chapter 3 – Three Critical Tasks, we discuss strategies for tackling the main bulk of the work your team will be handling – Item Procurement, Ticket Sales, and Party Planning.Chapter 4 – Ensuring Event Success is focused on auction-night operations and logistics. Topics include merchandising your items effectively, managing sales of raffle tickets, signup parties, games, and the Wine Wall. This chapter is also where you find our battle-tested recommendations on how to set up check-in, check-out, and item pick-up.With Chapter 5 – Clean Up With an Online Auction, we turn our attention away from the gala, and discuss models and tips for incorporating online bidding and sales into your fundraising strategy.Chapter 6 – Creating Institutional Memory, is all about extending your success after the event into future events and further fundraising. Every auction chair goes through a substantial learning curve with every event they put on- it pays to have a system for passing those lessons learned on to the next chair.