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A silent auction is an excellent fundraising technique that is fun and productive for the non-profit and enjoyable for the participants. These fundraisers can be justifiably classed as easy but they repay handsomely. A spacious venue such as a church or school should serve perfectly well for a silent fundraiser. Here first let us be clear on what a silent fundraiser means. In a silent fundraiser participants bid by placing bids on a sheet of paper and at the end of the bidding period the highest bid wins. This does not make the bidding competitive, it stays fun and in keeping with the spirit of charity. Get the community members to donate items, from their home or business. There is a lot of scope here. You can build up a huge collection of stuff to auction for example, sports goods, household items, utensils, keepsakes, mementos, paintings, rugs, cutlery sets, etc. If required, you can purchase stuff to auction. However, the best thing to do is to solicit donations for the fundraiser. Start the gathering process at least a fortnight early. Have volunteers visit donors to gather the stuff. Send out emails and follow-up with gentle reminders. Tell sponsors that this...